- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law
- B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
J. Chris Sweeney
Chris Sweeney represents public and private sector clients in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has experience defending wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower and wage and hour claims, and has represented clients in judicial and administrative proceedings as well as in arbitration and mediation.
Chris counsels clients on all facets of the employment relationship, including issues involving the establishment of employment policies and practices, pre-hiring and hiring activities, wage and hour compliance, employee discipline, medical and other leaves, and termination/post-termination matters. He also advises clients regarding workplace safety issues including the prevention of – and protection from – workplace violence or threats of violence.
Chris advises clients regarding all aspects of union-management relations, from collective bargaining negotiations to grievance and arbitration proceedings, as well as the handling of matters before the National Labor Relations Board.
Chris received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1995, and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1999. From 1987 to 1993, Chris served in the United States Navy as a member of the SEAL Teams.