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Christopher Q. Davis

Mr. Davis has been an employment lawyer for over 20 years. During his career, he has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by his peers, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of all attorneys. He has served as class counsel on numerous nationwide employment class actions and has tried nearly 20 cases to verdict. Mr. Davis has been recognized by the press as an experienced trial attorney and employment law expert. He is regularly interviewed by print and television media outlets around the world, including The Associated Press, The Shriver Report, and CNN En Español.

Mr. Davis began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the esteemed Manhattan District Attorneys’ office under then-District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. After winning numerous trials, he was appointed to the Sex Crimes Unit where he prosecuted and tried serious violent felonies, including rape and attempted murder cases.

In private practice since 2006, Mr. Davis has worked for numerous employment law firms, including Thompson, Wigdor & Gilly, LLP (now Wigdor LLP), before starting his own law firm in 2014.

Mr. Davis is admitted to the Bar in New York, the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Western District of New York, and the U.S. Court Of Appeals, Second Circuit.

“He is an aggressive attorney - he also under stands how to work effectively with opposing counsel. Chris went up against one of the top law firms in New York City and was able to resolve the issue 100% to my satisfaction.”

Former Client of CQD on Avvo

“Mr. Davis, stand up and let me shake your hand on a job well done.”

Federal Judge

Representative Cases

Mr. Davis has recovered millions for clients while in private practice, including:

Christopher Q. Davis

  • $3.9 million class action settlement on behalf of thousands of financial advisors;
  • $3.75 million class action settlement on behalf of thousands of call center workers;
  • $1.5 million class action settlement on behalf of hundreds of IT workers at one of the world’s largest investment banks;
  • Confidential $1.5 million settlement/severance package obtained on behalf of the Chief Financial Officer of a multinational corporation;
  • Confidential $1.25 million breach of contract settlement on behalf of a Managing Director of one of the world’s largest investment banks regarding nonpayment of a guaranteed bonus;
  • Confidential mid-six figure pregnancy discrimination settlement on behalf of the former Assistant General Counsel of a well-known hedge fund; and
  • Confidential six-figure sexual harassment settlement, plus a salary increase and termination of the offender for a research scientist at a large biotechnology firm who opted to remain with the employer;
  • Pre-suit settlement reduced to ten percent of the original demand on behalf of a medical practice facing a civil lawsuit involving accusations of sexual assault and sexual harassment by an employee. The suit was eventually settled and dismissed following Mr. Davis’ investigation revealing consensual behavior by the accuser; and
  • Mid-suit settlement on behalf of a large engineering firm and its CEO in a breach of contract and discrimination lawsuit brought by a terminated employee, which settled quickly and on favorable terms for the business.
  • Lead counsel on 2000 person nationwide wage and hour nationwide wage and hour class action resulting in 7 figure settlement.

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