Christopher Neff


Christopher Neff

Christopher Neff is a litigation associate at MCGS. In his civil practice, he vigorously litigates complex matters including regulatory enforcement actions, partnership disputes, employment discrimination matters, breaches of contract, wage-and-hour cases and other matters in the state and federal courts in New York and elsewhere. He also regularly represents individuals and employers before arbitrators and in mediation. In his criminal practice, he zealously represents accused persons at all stages of proceedings in state and federal courts.

Prior to joining the firm, Christopher practiced at a New York City litigation boutique for approximately ten years. He clerked for the Honorable Deborah A. Batts, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, for two years before joining that firm. He began his practice at a criminal-defense boutique in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Christopher is a 2009 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, where he received the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Civil Rights Scholar academic merit scholarship, was named a Hugo Black Scholar and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Christopher was a founding member of the Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review and served as senior editor and co-chair for symposia on the Journal of the Legal Profession. He enjoys long-distance cycling, running and snowboarding.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Constitution Society
  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Order of the Coif, University of Alabama

Representative Matters:

  • Obtained a new trial in regulatory enforcement action because of novel procedural error by trial judge
  • Negotiated dismissal of charges against individual charged with trespassing on City property
  • Won dismissal of all charges, on speedy trial grounds, for individual accused of carrying illegal knife
  • Obtained high-six-figure award for two manual laborers in wage-and-hour dispute with employer
  • Obtained highly favorable resolutions, through mediation, in two large wage-and-hour class actions
  • Negotiated favorable settlements in more than a dozen COVID-related employment disputes
  • Achieved dismissal with prejudice of all claims raised in complex civil litigation concerning pension fund, on the basis of ERISA preclusion
  • Won pre-trial dismissal of charges against individual accused of carrying handgun on New York City subway
  • Represented employees of construction and engineering firm in connection with investigation of accidental death at demolition site
  • Obtained diversionary sentence followed by dismissal of charges against individual charged with shoplifting and assault


  • University of Alabama School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • Sarah Lawrence College (B.A.)


  • Hon. Deborah A. Batts, SDNY

Bar And Court Admissions

  • New York State
  • United States District Court, SDNY
  • United States District Court, EDNY
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Civil
  • Rights Scholarship, University of Alabama

Practice Areas