Chris Mills is a partner in the firm's New Jersey office. For almost 40 years, he has assisted clients in navigating through the maze of labor and employment laws.
Chris has a wide range of experience in virtually every aspect of employment litigation, employment discrimination, workforce reduction, employment-at-will and wrongful termination, traditional labor relations law, affirmative action plans and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), as well as employee pension and benefit plans.
He has been selected to represent major corporations in class actions under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and collective claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and served as lead counsel defending against class-based Age Discrimination and ERISA Claims challenging the conversion of AT&T’s Management Pension Plan to a cash balance formula. He has served as chief collective bargaining negotiator for a number of employers.
Chris joined Fisher Phillips after 12 years of heading what many considered the premier labor and employment boutique 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.
Chris has been elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers – the highest recognition by an attorney’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. He was a Founding Member of the Academy of New Jersey Management Attorneys.