Christopher E. Humber
Mr. Humber represents management in a wide variety of labor and employment litigation matters. Although his practice now is based primarily in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, he has successfully defended employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies throughout the country.
Mr. Humber has experience representing employers in connection with discrimination claims (both single-plaintiff and multi-plaintiff), disability accommodation suits, defamation and other state tort claims, non-competition and trade secrets enforcement actions, whistleblowing claims, wage and hour class and collective actions, unfair labor practice charges, and grievance arbitrations. As an adjunct to his litigation practice, Mr. Humber provides counseling to clients on a broad range of subjects related to employment law.
Following graduation from Harvard Law School in 1996, Mr. Humber served for two years as law clerk to the Honorable George W. Lindberg, District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Humber has extensive experience representing clients in the retail, defense contracting, security, package handling, transportation, and telecommunications industries. He is a member of the firm’s retail and litigation practice groups.
Education and Honors
J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1996
B.A., with honors, University of Chicago, 1992
- University of Chicago, Phi Beta Kappa and Department Honors
- American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
- District of Columbia Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
In The News
- October 14, 2013 - - "The Corner Cubicle: Will Online Whistleblower Reporting Open up the Floodgates?"
- September 18, 2013 - - "Will OSHA's Online Whistleblower-Complaint Form Open Up the Floodgates?"
- August 22, 2013 - - "Whistle-Blowers Will Soon Be Able to File Complaints Online"
- February 25, 2015 - Ogletree Deakins Blog Post - "New District of Columbia Pregnancy Accommodation Statute to Become Effective on March 3, 2015"
- August 15, 2013 - Ogletree Deakins Blog Post - "OSHA to Introduce Online Whistleblower Complaint Form"
- July 26, 2013 - SHRM.org - "Black Female Officer Replaced by White Man Entitled to Trial"