Christopher J. Moran


Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
3000 Two Logan Square
Eighteenth and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tel: 215.981.4169


Chris represents clients in various complex employment and whistleblower claims under federal and state laws, including Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank. He regularly defends employers in collective actions under the FLSA and class actions under the FCRA and state laws, including the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act and the New York Labor Law. He has successfully represented employers in numerous cases involving the ADA, ADEA, Title VII, WARN, ERISA, and many other federal and state employment laws. He also advises employers concerning trade secrets and restrictive covenants, the negotiation of executive employment agreements and the employment matters connected with corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Chris’ clients include consumer products companies, health care systems, life sciences employers, professional services employers, and transportation companies. He also regularly represents colleges, universities, and other educational institutions.

Chris is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and he counsels boards and administrators on resolving complex employment problems. He regularly represents colleges, universities, and other educational institutions in the full range of employment matters including tenure processes, investigations, compliance with state and federal employment laws, employee hiring and separation decisions, and policy development. He routinely represents higher education clients with respect to administrative charges and in employment litigation, and also advises them throughout the employment lifecycle in an effort to avoid claims. He has also successfully represented colleges and universities in union organizing campaigns, grievance handling, and the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements.

Before attending law school, Chris worked as a consultant representing employers in the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements and the resolution of employee grievances. He also chaired joint labor-management committees for regional and nationwide employer associations. Earlier, Chris managed the Philadelphia office of a national labor and employment law firm.

Our labor and employment practice has extensive experience handling the most sensitive workplace employment matters so that clients can focus on running their businesses.

From international media companies to local restaurants, clients rely on us to provide counsel on all types of labor and employment law matters. We are ranked as a leading law firm by Chambers USA and our attorneys advise on OSHA, wage/hour and employment-discrimination class actions, ERISA litigation, OFCCP issues, restrictive covenants, and collective bargaining agreements.

Our record of favorable settlements and early case dismissals is consistently strong, and in case an employment-related dispute must go to trial, few, if any, firms have our jury trial experience. We have the depth of knowledge to handle virtually any labor or employment issue, including the following:

  • Class and collective actions litigation.
  • Employment counseling.
  • Government claims and investigations.
  • Immigration.
  • Independent contractor misclassification and compliance.
  • Litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Non-Compete and trade secrets.
  • Traditional labor.
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation.

We conduct widely attended seminars, conferences, and specialized training that provide detailed guidance on challenging workplace issues. We also issue regular advisories with up-to-date information on the latest employment law developments and maintain a blog, HiringToFiring.Law, which highlights employer best practices.

Troutman Pepper was formed in July 2020 when two great law firms with storied histories joined to form a new firm with greater depth and breadth of talent and service. Our common focus and priority is our clients.

Drawing on teamwork, technology, and innovation, we bring our combined experience to bear in diverse sectors and critical practices nationwide. As a top 50 U.S. law firm, we combine the resources of a large firm with the personal engagement of a trusted adviser.