Feudo

Christopher Feudo

Partner
Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Practice
Boston

Every day, I help employers across many industries solve complex, challenging problems related to their workforces.

Chris Feudo represents and counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He defends clients against discrimination and harassment claims and represents clients in union, wage and hour and contractual disputes.

Chris regularly represents employers in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and before alternative dispute resolution organizations such as JAMS and the American Arbitration Association. He defends employers against numerous discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints. Chris has also represented employers in complex contractual disputes, including litigation over non-competition agreements and in disputes over the misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information. In addition, he represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board with respect to representation petitions and unfair labor practice charges.

Chris regularly helps clients negotiate and draft employment agreements for high-level executives, and advises them on the creation and implementation workplace policies that comply with state and federal employment laws.

In 2021, Boston Magazine named Chris as a Top Lawyer in the area of Employment.  Chris also has been selected as a Super Lawyer in the area of Employment & Labor since 2018.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • Brown University, A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2002

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Massachusetts
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

 

Experience

  • Represented developer during negotiation for first project labor agreement (PLA) for the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the United States
  • Successfully represented employer in lengthy civil investigation by the Attorney General’s office involving wage and hour claims
  • Successfully represented city and its mayor before Massachusetts Court of Appeal in appeal of dismissal of claims brought by former probationary police officer concerning termination of his employment
  • Won dismissal of disability discrimination lawsuit against energy company, with federal court ruling that unrestricted access authorization was an essential job function at a nuclear power plant (2015 WL 1456769)
  • Advised biotech company in connection with change-of-control agreements with executives which were triggered when company was acquired
  • Advised financial services company concerning complex employment and executive severance agreements, including plans to hire employees and groups of employees from competing firms
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of employer in federal race and national origin discrimination case
  • Successfully moved to dismiss numerous contract and tort claims against local community access television provider by former employees
  • Obtained preliminary injunction preventing client's former employee from working with key client on behalf of competitor
  • Successfully represented national retailer in numerous discrimination cases before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Publications

  • Chapter Co-Author, “Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts,” MCLE (June 2013)
  • Co-Author, “The Integrated Enterprise Test – New Developments in the ‘Single Employer’ Theory,” published in Massachusetts CLE materials for the MCLE seminar “Hot Topics in Employment Discrimination Law”  (February 2008)

Foley Hoag Publications

Honors & Involvement

HONORS
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2023)
  • Named a Top Lawyer for 2021 in the area of Employment by Boston Magazine. 
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer for 2018-2022 in the area of Employment & Labor 
INVOLVEMENT
  • Boston Bar Association, Former Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Steering Committee
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Member

Speaking Engagements