More than 20 years of
legal experience


More than 20 years of
legal experience


More than 20 years of
legal experience

Christopher L. Van De Water, Esq., Founding and Managing Partner

New York City and Long Island Employment, Labor and Business Law Attorney

Christopher L. Van De Water focuses his practice on employment, labor and business law, where he proactively and aggressively represents all manner of clients in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including wage and hour matters, sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, professional contracts, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and numerous other types of employment-based litigation and disputes. He has over 20 years of litigation experience and has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in both State and Federal court.

In his own words, Chris’s education truly started at Chaminade High School, where he proudly continues to be involved in their alumni network.  Chris then went on to pursue a dual degree of Economics and Business Management at Cornell University, where he rowed for the Lightweight Crew Team and was a proud member of Phi Sigma Kappa. He then went on to study Labor Law at Hofstra University School of Law where he served as an Editor of the prestigious and nationally renown Labor Law Journal. Chris also served as an Assistant Attorney General within the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Division during Andrew Cuomo’s tenure as Attorney General, as well as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in New York City’s Special Federal Litigation unit defending the City against the infamous “Mafia Cop” cases.

Chris’s numerous successes have been featured in newspapers, legal journals and other media sources including the Associated Press, New York Post, New York Daily News, Law 360 and the New York Law Journal.

Chris enjoys spending time with his two beautiful children, fishing the waters surrounding beautiful Long Island, running road races, hacking at golf balls and giving back to his community.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Chaminade Lawyer’s Association
  • Chaminade Businessman’s Association
  • National Employment Lawyer’s Association
  • Knights of Columbus
  • AVVO

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With the rapidly evolving newly passed New York State and City regulations mandating specific sexual harassment training protocols be adopted by all New York employers, Chris offers sexual harassment and discrimination compliance training and seminars that will ensure your business is protected.


For legal assistance please use the contact form or call (631) 923-1314

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