Christopher J. Boran advises and defends employers in numerous industries on a range of employment
and labor law issues. His practice focuses particularly on defending employers and fiduciaries in class
actions arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). His practice also includes
defending employers in high-stakes class and collective actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act
(FLSA) and related state wage-and-hour laws. Beyond class-action litigation, Chris routinely defends
employers in individual-plaintiff actions arising under ERISA, state and federal anti-discrimination and
whistleblower-protection laws, as well as other statutory and common law theories.
To assist his clients in avoiding litigation, Chris regularly counsels them through personnel-related
decisions, conducts and directs internal investigations, and assists in the design and implementation of
employment policies and practices.
Chris is a frequent presenter of Continuing Legal Education programs, covering topics and developments
in the area of employment law, class-action defense, FLSA litigation, ERISA litigation, and the
preservation and discovery of electronically-stored information.
Georgetown University Law Center, 2004, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
University of Northern Iowa, 2000, B.A., Summa Cum Laude
US Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Awards and Affiliations
Next Generation Lawyer, Labor and employment: ERISA litigation, The Legal 500 US (2018–2020)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Recommended, Labor and employment: ERISA litigation, The Legal 500 US (2017)