Pictured are Honoree Christopher Sugar (left) with Associate Rebecca Goldberg (center) and Senior Partner Floyd Dugas (right) from Berchem, Moses & Devlin P.C.’s Labor and Employment Law Department at the Milli Awards

Millennials in Fairfield and Westchester counties are running their own businesses, making an impact through volunteer work and contributing innovative ideas to transform companies. Westfair Communications celebrated 22 young professionals ages 21 to 34 at the first Milli Awards on Nov. 17 at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford. Congratulations to Berchem, Moses & Devlin P.C.’s award winner, Chris Sugar!

Chris Sugar is a highly accomplished attorney who is already a leader in his field at the age of 34. He practices in the areas of labor and employment law; litigation; and alternative dispute resolution, with an emphasis on organization, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and labor and employment disputes. Chris has developed extensive experience representing large Connecticut municipalities, boards of education and housing authorities during labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice proceedings including before the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, the Department of Labor, and the Board of Review. He has experience defending a variety of employers against administrative charges and judicial proceedings alleging discrimination and retaliation including before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Chris also defends appeals brought under Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act.

Part of what makes Chris so successful is his effectiveness using social media to inform people about important changes and updates in the law, an area that many older lawyers are afraid to venture into. He has his own Twitter account, https://twitter.com/NEemploymentlaw, where he communicates regularly with clients, other attorneys, and people who are seeking information about issues they are interested in relating to labor and employment law. Chris also contributes to this blog regularly.

Chris Sugar is a leader in his field. He was recently appointed to the Education Law Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), and has been the Chair of the Bridgeport Bar Association Young Lawyers Section since 2013. He volunteers through the CBA’s Young Lawyers Section by reading to elementary school students in the Bridgeport school system every year. He is also deeply involved with homeless advocacy. Chris is a true Millennial Hero!

Click here to read a recent article about the Milli Awards, printed in the Fairfield County Business Journal and Westchester County Business Journal.