Christopher J. Moro

Christopher J. Moro is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Labor & Employment practice group. He represents both large and small employers in connection with a wide range of employment-related matters.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on representing employers in litigation matters and providing preventative advice and counsel.

Employment Litigation

I represent employers in litigation matters in federal and state courts and administrative agencies. I have particular experience defending employers against lawsuits brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law.

Preventative Advice and Counsel

In my role as an advisor, my goal is to stop litigation before it starts. To that end, I provide advice and counsel regarding a variety of personnel decisions and assist employers in drafting, revising and implementing workplace policies to ensure compliance with federal, New York State and New York City laws. I also provide anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and anti-retaliation training for management and human resources officials.

What do you see on the horizon?

I am keeping an eye on newly passed and pending legislation—particularly in New York State and New York City—that imposes unprecedented regulations on the employer-employee relationship and makes compliance a moving target for employers. I also foresee the continued expansion of employee protections under existing workplace laws, and more employees filing lawsuits to assert those protections as a result.

Major ruling protects sexual orientation, gender identity

Rochester Business Journal | July 10, 2020

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this column on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent determination—notably during Pride Month—that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected under federal law. The column was adapted from an NP alert by Rochester partner Stephanie Caffera, Providence office managing partner Andrew Prescott, Boston department attorney Aimee Bierman, and Long Island associate Christopher Moro, all of the Labor and Employment group.


Christopher J. Moro


Long Island

Phone: 516-832-7632

Fax: 844-544-7435

Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University, J.D., cum laude; Senior Associate Editor, Hofstra Law Review

University of Pittsburgh, B.A.

New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

  • Received a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Appellate Practice and Litigation—Labor and Employment in 2022, as well as for Appellate Practice in 2021
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