Christopher Cognato
Christopher Cognato

Christopher T. Cognato

Associate

cognatoc@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8612
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

Christopher T. Cognato advises public and private employers on a range of labor and employment issues. He has experience in litigation arising from claims of discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. He counsels employers on policies and practices including disability accommodations, wage and hour compliance, harassment investigations, and reductions in force. He has also advised clients in connection with collective bargaining negotiations and has assisted in representations before the National Labor Relations Board and Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Cognato is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Labor and Employment Group.

Pro Bono Experience

Mr. Cognato's pro bono experience includes work with immigrants who have been victims of crime, assisting them in obtaining employment authorization through U visas.

Community Activities

Before joining the firm, Mr. Cognato was an extern at Constitution High School, a civics and social studies magnet school founded in 2006 through a partnership with Ballard Spahr, the National Constitution Center, and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History. His work included consulting on the development of the civics curriculum, research projects, and teaching assistance. He continues to be active in mentoring and other activities at the school.

Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 2009)
Managing Editor, Villanova Law Review; Member, Order of the Coif

University of Notre Dame (B.A. 2005, cum laude)

New Jersey

Pennsylvania