Our Attorneys

Christopher R. Gorman

Senior Counsel, Chicago Office

ph: 312.332.7760

Christopher R. Gorman

Chris practices in the firm’s commercial, construction, and real estate practice groups, representing public sector clients in commercial transactions, contracting, construction and related transactional matters. Chris has also served in the firm’s labor and employment practice group and counseled employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including labor relations, collective bargaining, grievance and dispute resolution, workplace investigation, employee discipline, terminations and reductions in force, and employment discrimination. Chris also advises clients on board governance and compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act.

Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Chris served as in-house counsel for a nonprofit organization, a charter school management organization and a state regulatory agency overseeing higher education financing.


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
  • B.A., University of Minnesota – Twin Cities; Presidential Scholar

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois 


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Recent Publications

  • Contributing author, “Labor Issues in the Transactional Side of the Project,” Construction Law: Transactional Considerations 2021 Edition, IICLE (2021)
  • “Continuing Controversy Over FCC’s Efforts to Improve Broadband Connectivity,” Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications and Transportation Newsletter, Illinois State Bar Association (2021)
  • “The Future of For-Profit Online Charter Schools,” Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, American Bar Association (2016)

Recent Presentations

  • Best Practices for Safeguarding Data in an Increasingly Digital World, SecurED Schools: K-12 Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference (January 2023)
  • School Bidding, Procurement, and Prevailing Wages: From the Basics to the Advanced, IASA Spring Legal Seminar (March 2022)
  • Making Sense of the Alphabet Soup: FERPA, COPPA, SOPPA, ISSRA, MHDDCA and PIPA, The Learning Technology Center of Illinois SecurED Schools Annual Conference (January 2022)
  • Staffing Shortages Following the Pandemic: Strategies and Legal Considerations for Subcontracting, IASBO SupportCon (December 2021)