Biography

Christopher Marlborough New York Overtime Law, Minimum Wage Law, Class Action Law

Christopher Marlborough is a New York Wage Theft lawyer practicing on Long Island and New York City. He represents workers who have been cheated out of overtime, minimum wage, and other wages by their employers. Chris has been fighting for Plaintiffs since 2004 and has been litigating class action lawsuits since 2007.

Chris has seen worker exploitation and wage theft first-hand in the course of his work as a vocational evaluator prior to attending law school. He provided work readiness assessments and career counseling to persons with disabilities. In this job, he developed a passion for workers’ rights, which continues to this day.

Chris graduated magna cum laude from both undergraduate and law school. He was also recognized with numerous merit scholarships and awarded the prestigious Sparer Public Interest Fellowship from Brooklyn Law School.

Chris is a former Chair (2018-2019) and Vice Chair (2015-2017) of the Nassau County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee. In 2021, he was awarded the Lawrence Solotoff Memorial Recognition for Distinguished Professional Achievement by the Committee. Chris has provided numerous continuing legal education presentations to attorneys on issues including wage theft and class action law.

Chris has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine since 2013, first as a Rising Star (2013-2014) and then as a Super Lawyer (2014-2022).

Since founding the Marlborough Law Firm in 2013, Chris has secured more than $20,000,000 in settlement funds for his clients, including an $11,000,000 settlement on behalf of a class of discount store workers, a $7,200,000 settlement on behalf of more than a thousand portable toilet company workers and more than $875,00 on behalf of cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills, NFL Football team.

Prior to founding the firm, Chris worked on a number of high-profile consumer fraud and wage theft cases. He was on the trial team that secured two jury verdicts for $37 and $50 million on behalf of a class of 150,000 users of Avacor, a phony hair restoration product. His experience in wage theft cases includes a lawsuit against the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain, in which he represented more than 5,000 workers who joined the case.

Articles

  • Casting a Wide Net in Wage and Hour Lawsuits – Christopher Marlborough. Nassau Lawyer, October 2015
  • Evolution, Child Abuse and the Constitution – Christopher Marlborough. 11 Journal of Law and Policy 687 (2003)

Speaking Engagements

  • Employment Law Essentials, Nassau County Bar Association, Academy of Law, April 2015
  • Who’s The Boss, Joint Employer Status in Wage/Hour Cases, Nassau County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee, May 2015
  • Wage and Hour Law, Nassau County Bar Association, Bridge the Gap Weekend, January 2016
  • Workplace Retaliation Under the FLSA and other Statutes, Nassau County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee, January 2017
  • The Rights of New York Lawyers and their Employers Under the Wage and Hour Laws, Nassau County Bar Association, Civil Rights Committee, February 2017
  • Lawsuits for Unpaid Wages, Law You Should Know Podcast, April 2018: 
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  • Basics of Class Actions, Nassau County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee, March 2019
  • Demystifying Class Actions, Nassau County Bar Association, Bridge the Gap Weekend, January 2019
  • FLSA vs. NYLL: Distinctions That Make a Difference, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law, December 2020

Documentaries

  • I am not in this trailer, but I do appear in the film. One of the subjects of the documentary was my client. Read the article here.

A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem

A Woman's Work
  • Watch the video here.

Insider Exclusive: The Global Vision Avacor Fraud

Christopher Marlborough on the news
Education

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School - J.D. - 2003

    Graduated magna cum laude Sparer Public Interest Fellow Judge Moses M. Weinstein Scholar Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, Writing Team Journal of Law and Policy, Senior Associate Editor

  • State University of New York at Purchase - B.A. - 1991

    Psychology Graduated magna cum laude Dean’s List President’s Merit Scholar

  • Nassau Community College - A.A. - 1989

    Liberal Arts

Associations

Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association
    • Member Since: 2013
    • Vice Chair, Labor and Employment Committee: 2014-2016
    • Chair, Labor and Employment Committee 2016-2018
    • Recipient, Labor and Employment Committee: Lawrence Solotoff Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement: 2021
  • Nassau Employment Lawyer’s Association, New York Chapter: Member
  • National Lawyer’s Guild, New York Chapter: Member
Jurisdictions

Jurisdictions

  • United State District Court, Northern District of California
  • United State District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United State District Court, Central District of California
  • California State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United State District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • New York State Courts
  • Florida State Courts
  • United State District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United State District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United State District Court, District of New Jersey

Client Reviews

Just won a case that more than 130 people thought was not possible. Thanks to Chris and co we are now going to get justice …. You cannot go wrong with him and his firm because they are very hardworking...

Emmanuel

(Translated from Spanish) Excellent lawyers, very professional, very transparent and clear throughout the case, who worked very seriously for us, we were very happy with the work they did for us in any legal or...

Jorge

Christopher has always been more than a gentleman absolutely swift and to the point in handling my legal matters. What more can I say, you won't regret choosing the Marlborough Law Firm.

Edail

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