Employment Litigator Chris Ottele Joins Brownstein

Chris Ottele
Chris Ottele. / Photo provided by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced June 12 that Chris Ottele will join the firm as a shareholder in the Denver office’s litigation department. Ottele will advise employers on workplace issues and employment law disputes and he’ll chair the firm’s employment litigation practice, according to the announcement.

“Chris is recognized in the market as a go-to for employment litigation and we’re thrilled to welcome him to Brownstein,” said Brownstein’s managing partner Rich Benenson in a news release. “Chris’s extensive experience and leadership will add depth to our employment litigation group and ensures our clients receive the best counsel possible.”

Ottele frequently conducts workplace investigations about employee misconduct and represents clients in claims involving restrictive covenants, wage and hour issues, discrimination, retaliation and other claims of wrongful termination. Ottele also regularly defends class and collective actions. He has practiced throughout the country, handling litigation for clients in more than two dozen jurisdictions.

“Chris’s practice focus is designed to help clients with some of their most pressing business issues,” said Litigation Department Co-Chair Carrie Johnson in a news release.

“Brownstein’s platform allows me to expand my complex employment and litigation work. The firm’s reputation in the market can’t be beat and I’m looking forward to collaborating with the firm’s public policy group,” said Ottele in a news release.

Ottele received his bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

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