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Christopher M. Sanders, Attorney

Christopher M. Sanders

 

 

Christopher M. Sanders (“Chris”) focuses his practice exclusively on representing employers in labor and employment matters. Chris defends employer’s interests in state and federal court litigation, particularly in the areas of:

  • Sexual Harassment and Other Hostile Work Environment Claims
  • Disability Discrimination and Failure to Accommodate Cases
  • Pattern and Practice and Multi-Plaintiff Discrimination Claims
  • Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims
  • Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation, Non-Disclosure and Trade Secret Cases 

Chris has substantial experience litigating and successfully defending employers – at trial, through motion practice, in the courts of appeals, and in various alternative dispute resolution forums – in multiple state and federal courts across the country and in a multitude of industries, including the healthcare, technology, and hospitality industries. His experience includes claims arising under:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Family Medical Leave Act
  • Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and other state wage and hour laws
  • Various state employment discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower laws

On a daily basis, Chris counsels employers on risk management and compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws. Additionally, he frequently trains executives and managers on labor and employment law issues that impact businesses’ ability to succeed every day.

Prior to his career in law, Chris worked for a Fortune 500 retailer, as a financial analyst, and served in the United States Air Force.

 

Education

Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D.

Saint Louis University, B.S.B.A., magna cum laude


Bar and Court Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Outside the Office

An electrician and a financial analyst in his pre-law career, Chris credits Abraham Lincoln with his favorite quote: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

An avid runner, Chris’s goal is to run a marathon in each of the 50 states. But of all his athletic and legal accomplishments, he is most proud of his four sons, adding, “Nothing gives me greater pleasure than watching them grow.”

Here in St. Louis, Chris cheers on the Cardinals. But he is also a fan of the San Francisco 49ers and England’s Manchester United.