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Christian Bashi represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law and helps companies meet the needs of a changing workforce. He is an aggressive advocate with experience defending individual and multiplaintiff discrimination and wage and hour claims in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and before government agencies. Christian also advises employers on how to minimize the impact of new legislation and navigate a challenging global economy.

As a former federal law clerk, Christian had a hand in resolving many employment lawsuits, including claims of discrimination and hostile work environments brought under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), claims for unpaid fringe benefits brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and a labor-related class action brought under the Sherman Antitrust Act. Today, clients turn to Christian for his shrewd judgment and ability to translate complex issues into terms that are more easily understood by fact-finders and judges.

Christian also maintains an active pro bono practice by representing asylum seekers, many of whom were detained by the United States government after fleeing persecution in their home countries.


  • IBM wins Second Circuit victory rejecting wave of challenges to timeliness provision in arbitration agreementJones Day successfully defended International Business Machine Corporation ("IBM") in dozens of lawsuits seeking to invalidate a key provision in an arbitration agreement.
  • Coalition of railroads achieve successful results in national collective bargainingJones Day was counsel for the U.S. railroad industry in one of the largest and most consequential labor matters of 2022, helping to avoid threatened work stoppages by 100,000 workers that would have gravely imperilled the U.S. economy and drew the personal attention of President Biden.