Christopher Bangs joined the firm as an Associate in September 2018. Since joining the firm, Mr. Bangs has worked on behalf of the firm’s union and employee-benefit fund clients on a wide variety of matters, including matters arising under the NLRA, the LMRDA, and ERISA.
Mr. Bangs graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2018, where he received the ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. During law school, he clerked for a school year at both CWA and AFSCME, and for a summer as a Peggy Browning Fellow at the United Mine Workers. Mr. Bangs was also a summer law clerk with the firm.
Mr. Bangs’ work has been published in legal journals twice. Most recently, he surveyed the statutory frameworks governing student unions, tenant unions, and nursing-home-resident unions in all fifty states and advocated for stronger collective associational rights. A Union for All: Collective Associations Outside the Workplace, 26 GEO. J. ON POVERTY L. & POL’Y 47 (2018). During law school, Mr. Bangs also served as the Managing Editor of Notes for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.
Before attending law school, Mr. Bangs was a member, shop steward and activist with SEIU Local 668 PSSU while working for the Pennsylvania state government. He also worked as an Apprentice Organizer for SEIU Healthcare PA, helping healthcare and fast food workers build power in their workplaces. He received his undergraduate degree from McGill University in 2013. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.