September 16, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes labor and employment attorney Christopher Mason as shareholder to the firm’s Trial department. Mason will assist clients with a wide variety of traditional labor matters. His addition is part of the ongoing strategy to expand the Phoenix office of Polsinelli Shughart.

“We listen to our clients and strive to meet their growing needs,” said Ed Novak, Phoenix office managing partner. “Labor and employment matters are at the forefront of challenges for businesses and Christopher’s extensive labor and employment experience provides a valuable resource for our clients."

Mason joins a national Labor and Employment practice group consisting of nearly 25 attorneys in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and Phoenix. The attorneys represent Fortune 500 corporations and privately owned entrepreneurial firms throughout the United States and internationally.

Mason will focus on many aspects of labor and employment law including restrictive covenants, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, whistleblower litigation, personnel policies, reductions in force, trade secrets agreements, and drug and alcohol testing. He has represented clients before trial and appellate courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Arizona Civil Rights Division, and the Department of Economic Security. Mason says he is very excited to be joining one of the fastest growing law firms in the country and welcomes the expanded resources of a national firm.

“There is a great entrepreneurial spirit at Polsinelli Shughart, as well as a commitment to excellence and value,” said Mason. “The attorneys strive to provide outstanding and creative solutions and real value to clients in the most efficient way possible.”

Mason earned his law degree from the University of California – Los Angeles School of Law in 1999, Order of the Coif. He earned his B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California - Davis in 1996. While in law school, he served as managing editor and staff editor for the UCLA Law Review. Mason is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Mason is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:
• Labor and employment law
• Drug and alcohol testing relative to employers
• Whistleblowing retaliation cases
• Loss of work productivity cases such as sports related gambling (March Madness, Fantasy Football, etc.)

For more information contact:

Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

Phoenix Marketing Manager Molly Edwards, 602-650-2338,

About Polsinelli Shughart
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