Chris Mills is a partner in Fisher & Phillips' New Jersey office. For more than 35 years he has assisted clients in navigating the maze of labor and employment laws. Chris has a wide range of experience in employment litigation, employment discrimination, workforce reduction, employment-at-will and wrongful termination, traditional labor relations law, affirmative action plans and OFCCP, and employee pension and benefit plans. He has been selected to represent major corporations in class actions under ERISA and collective claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act. He was chosen as lead defense counsel in a class action challenging a major employer's conversion of its pension plan for management employees from a defined benefit plan to a cash balance formula, and he has served as chief collective bargaining negotiator for a number of employers. He joined Fisher & Phillips after 12 years heading what was considered the premier boutique labor and employment law firm in New Jersey, which he joined in 1989. Previously, he had worked as in-house counsel at AT&T for 12 years, where he held a number of labor law positions, completing his service as the company's labor and employment law counsel for its corporate headquarters. In addition to his recognition by Best Lawyers since 2007, Chris was named "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation and Employment Law in the Newark NJ area. He has been recognized in Who's Who Legal USA and has been elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been included on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list since 2005.