Employers worried about employment-related litigation trust attorney Chris Coyne with their legal needs.
Chris is an experienced litigator who handles complex employment matters in federal and state courts, and before government agencies, as well as private arbitrations. He represents employers in a wide variety of disputes, including those arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the New York Labor Law, and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws.
Also a trusted advisor, Chris provides advice and counsel to clients on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. In addition, he drafts and negotiates agreements concerning employment, severance, confidentiality, and restrictive covenants.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Chris was an employment law attorney at a national law firm. Previously, he served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Labor and Employment Law Division of the New York City Law Department. In that role, Chris represented the City of New York, its agencies, and its employees in state and federal employment actions, as well as administrative proceedings before the New York State Division of Human Rights. Chris also provided advice to city agencies to ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements as well as federal, state, and local employment laws. Chris began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Gabriel W. Gorenstein, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York.
- Second-chaired an administrative hearing before a New York State Department of State Administrative Law Judge involving allegations of discriminatory “steering” by a real estate broker, and obtained a full dismissal at trial.
- Prosecuted and defended contractual grievances in arbitrations with a sports players association.
- Addressed transactional matters and commercial disputes for professional athletes and agencies related to employment, memorabilia, and new business ventures.
- Achieved dismissal of an action involving claims of race and gender discrimination under the New York State and City Human Rights laws against the New York City school system.
- Obtained summary judgment in a Title VII race discrimination suit against the New York City hospital system.
- Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2015)
- Managing Editor, Brooklyn Journal of International Law
- Moot Court Honor Society
- Fordham University (B.A., B.S., 2011)
- New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York