Chris R. Pace

Shareholder || Kansas City

Chris Pace has extensive experience in the areas of employment litigation, counseling, and investigation.  He represents management in all variety of employment disputes before federal and state courts and administrative agencies with a particular emphasis on representing employers in class and collective action matters.  Chris serves on the Firm’s Class Action Steering Committee and also manages the firm’s Litigation Support Group, which assists clients with the design and implementation of efficient collection, review and processing methodologies for electronically stored information.

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Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Chris served as lead in house employment litigation counsel to a Fortune 50 company where he led a group of professionals tasked with defending domestic and international employment litigation and administrative claims.  While in house, Chris directed the defense of scores of class and collective actions, defended hundreds of employment lawsuits and administrative claims, first-chaired scores of arbitrations of labor and employment disputes, prosecuted and defended covenant not to compete matters and advised senior executives and HR personnel on reductions in force, HR policy and other employment issues.

For the last decade, Chris has concentrated his practice on the defense of class and collective actions.  He has extensive experience with the defense of FLSA off-the-clock and misclassification cases, age discrimination collective action matters, and Title VII class discrimination and pattern or practice claims. Examples of Chris’ recent successes include:

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  • The Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar

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