Christopher J. Moran

Christopher J. Moran


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4169    Fax: 215.981.4750

Philadelphia “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law (Management) – Best Lawyers 2015

Christopher J. Moran is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office.

Mr. Moran litigates 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.

Mr. Moran’s clients include consumer products companies, health care systems, pharmaceutical manufacturers, professional services employers and transportation companies.  Mr. Moran also represents colleges, universities and other educational institutions.  He is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Prior to joining Pepper, Mr. Moran managed the Philadelphia office of a national labor and employment law firm. He first became involved in the area of employment and labor law 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.


  • B.S., Marketing, Saint Joseph's University
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Villanova University School of Law, Order of the Coif; editor-in-chief, Villanova Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Hon. Collins J. Seitz: U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Philadelphia, PA

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