Christopher Brennan is Chief Litigation and Employment Counsel at Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP.
Mr. Brennan began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's office, where he had the honor of serving under District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. As an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, Mr. Brennan enjoyed an excellent record of success in numerous jury trials, and he developed a reputation as a tireless advocate on behalf of the victims of crime.
Since leaving the Manhattan District Attorney's office, Mr. Brennan has devoted his practice to litigation, with an emphasis on litigation in the area of employment law and litigation related to the securities industry. Mr. Brennan has continued his commitment to assertive advocacy in protecting his clients' rights. His ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in both negotiations and trials has resulted in numerous settlements and verdicts in favor of his clients.
Mr. Brennan has extensive experience representing the victims of sexual harassment and employment discrimination. He has successfully represented clients who have been sexually harassed by high-ranking executives at Fortune 500 companies and within smaller employment settings. Mr. Brennan has developed a strong understanding of the unique challenges faced by victims of sexual harassment and employment discrimination. Such challenges include feelings of being responsible for the misconduct of others; feeling powerless to stop workplace misconduct; and fears of being retaliated against for speaking up about misconduct in the workplace.
Mr. Brennan enjoys the process of developing a strong and supportive working relationship with his clients to help them overcome their fears of speaking out about sexual harassment and employment discrimination. He takes great satisfaction in bringing clients from a place in which they feel afraid and overwhelmed to one in which they feel empowered.
Mr. Brennan takes pride in being accessible to his clients, being responsive to his clients' questions and concerns, and in keeping them informed of all developments throughout their cases.
When not practicing law, Mr. Brennan enjoys running fast and spending time with his family.
Areas of Practice
- Sexual Harassment
- Employment Discrimination
- Securities Litigation and Securities Arbitration
- Employment Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Whistleblower Matters
- White Collar Criminal Defense
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- New York, 1992
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1999
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1999
- St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
- Villanova University, B.A. (History and Political Science)
Past Employment Positions
- Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney