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practice accolades

Labor & Employment

The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2013

Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2014)

Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012) 

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey

honors + affiliations

Recipient, M.H. Goldstein Memorial Prize, Labor Law

bar admissions

  • New York
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Christopher A. Parlo
Partner


Email: cparlo@morganlewis.com
New York
101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10178-0060
United States of America
Phone: +1.212.309.6062
Fax: +1.212.309.6001

Christopher A. Parlo is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Parlo represents and counsels management clients in a broad spectrum of industries and in all aspects of labor and employment law, including standard and complex litigation, employee benefits litigation, protection of trade secrets and unfair competition, labor and employment counseling, and in administrative proceedings at the local, state and federal level.

Mr. Parlo has worked extensively on and litigated nationwide class and collective action cases, employee discrimination cases, matters involving traditional and newly evolving employee claims against employers and their officers, cases involving restrictive covenants and protection of employer trade secrets and confidential information, wrongful discharge, retaliation, breach of contract and employment-related torts.

Mr. Parlo has substantial experience providing counsel on and litigating employee pension and welfare benefits issues under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. His experience includes major class action cases in the non-bargaining and collective bargaining contexts, complex litigation in which employer plan design decisions have been challenged and breach of fiduciary duty claims have been asserted, and individual claims concerning a denial of benefits, breach of fiduciary duty and/or benefits discrimination.

Mr. Parlo won the M.H. Goldstein Memorial Prize for outstanding achievement in the area of labor law.

Mr. Parlo is admitted to practice in New York.

education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1988, J.D.
  • State University of New York at Albany, 1985, B.A.