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Associate - Christopher E. Engler

Christopher E. Engler


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Chris Engler focuses his practice in the area of labor and employment law. He assists both public and private sector clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including grievance and interest arbitrations, prohibited practice proceedings before the State Board of Labor Relations, and claims of employment discrimination and retaliation before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. Chris also defends employers in lawsuits filed in both state and federal court.

Prior to attending law school, Chris held positions in human resources and nonprofit management. During law school, Chris worked for the Cornell University Counsel’s Office and held an externship with Cornell’s Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a Summer Associate with Shipman & Goodwin.


  • CALI Excellence Awards for Water Law Theory and Practice (Fall 2011), Business Organizations (Spring 2012), Labor and Employment Arbitration (Fall 2012) & Biblical Law (Spring 2013)
  • Notes Editor on the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Executive Vice Chancellor of the Cornell Moot Court Board
  • First-Year Lawyering Program Honor’s Fellow

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Connecticut Public Employer Labor Relations Association
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association

Community Involvement

  • Statewide Legal Services of CT, Inc. Pro Bono Family Law Clinic
  • Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program

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  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2013, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Cornell University, B.S., 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
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