Christopher S. Milligan

Special Counsel

cmilligan@bgwlawyers.com P: 818 243 5200
F: 818 243 5266

Chris Milligan is an attorney and member of the firm’s Employment Law Team, representing employers in all aspects of employment law and handling cases throughout California. Mr. Milligan’s practice includes employment litigation and wage and hour law defense. Mr. Milligan previously worked in-house for a large insurance company and several statewide law firms handling employment, business, and insurance litigation defense. He has experience defending life, health, and disability insurance claims (bad faith and ERISA) in state and federal court, as well as experience with workers’ compensation claims and issues.

Mr. Milligan has achieved excellent results for clients in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. He has represented employers in a range of employment and insurance litigation matters including wage and hour litigation, class actions, 17200 and PAGA matters, wrongful termination and discrimination claims, trust fund litigation, prevailing wage issues, and appellate matters. He has provided advice to employers on a variety of wage and hour and employment law issues, including drafting and reviewing employment policies and handbooks. He has also presented seminars to various professional and trade organizations and writes articles on issues of concern to clients.

Honors/Distinctions

  • 2011 and 2012 Southern California Rising Star Honoree

Professional Activities

  • California Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • Employment Counsel / Preventative Practices

Education

  • University of Southern California, JD, 2000
  • University of California San Diego, BA, 1996

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of California

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court