Christopher M. McNerney Esq.

Christopher M. McNerney Esq.

New York, New York
(212) 245-1000
(646) 509-2060

CHRISTOPHER M. MCNERNEY is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP in New York and is a member of the firm’s Class Action, Discrimination and Retaliation, and Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Practice Groups.  Mr. McNerney represents employees in class action discrimination, wage and hour and FCRA cases, as well as individual litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including criminal background checks, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, executive and professional contracts and compensation.  He also serves on the Firm’s Public Interest Committee, helping to oversee O&G’s commitment to pro bono representation of low-income clients who otherwise could not afford lawyers for their employment-related claims. 

Before joining the firm, Mr. McNerney clerked for the Honorable Sarah Netburn in the Southern District of New York. 

During law school, he served as a student advocate in NYU’s Employment and Housing Discrimination clinic, representing a client in her discrimination claims.  Among other activities, he also worked as a research and teaching assistant for Professor Arthur Miller, participated as a student advocate in the Unemployment Action Center, and served as an articles editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law.

Mr. McNerney earned his B.A., cum laude, from Macalester College in 2005, and his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2012.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Class Action
  • Discrimination and Retaliation
  • Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
  • Wage and Hour
  • FCRA
  • Individual Litigation and Negotiation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2019


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. cum laude - 2012
  • Macalester College
    • B.A. cum laude - 2005


  • Speaker: "Available relief under the FLSA, 29 USC §216, and state laws", 2019 National Academy of Arbitrators Annual Meeting
  • Speaker: "Cooperating And Collaborating With Other Plaintiffs’ Counsel In Wage And Hour Cases", NELA, 2019 Spring Seminar
  • Speaker, Moderator: "Using Criminal History in the Workplace", Fordham Law School, NELA/NY Fall 2018 CLE Conference
  • Presenter: "Applying for Work in California With a Prior Conviction", Impact Fund
  • Panelist: "Introduction to Public Interest Law Firms", New York University School of Law Public Interest Law Center
  • Panelist: "Introduction to Public Interest Law Firms", New York University School of Law Public Interest Law Center

Honors and Awards

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Public Justice, Gonzalez v. Pritzker
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/New York


  • English (Primary)