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Christopher Sousa represents individuals in whistleblower and discrimination cases. At Bernabei & Kabat, Mr. Sousa has appeared at hearings, taken depositions, and taken lead strategic roles in adversarial Title VII, Rehabilitation Act, ADA, ADEA, False Claims Act, and DCOHR claims. He has also represented whistleblowers in several industries, including the defense and health care fields.
Prior to joining Bernabei & Kabat, Mr. Sousa was an associate at Morrison & Foerster, representing multinational corporations in complex litigation. With a focus on antitrust litigation, Mr. Sousa successfully provided counsel in sprawling institutional litigation. Also, at MoFo, Mr. Sousa developed a diverse pro bono practice, successfully representing refugees and asylum-seekers in immigration proceedings, and challenging unlawful systematic discrimination.
Before MoFo, Mr. Sousa was a fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. There, Mr. Sousa represented clients in disability rights, Fourth Amendment, and section 1983 litigation.
Mr. Sousa graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was recognized for excellence in Constitutional Law. At Georgetown, Mr. Sousa was a member of the executive board of the American Criminal Law Review and served as Managing Editor of the Twenty-Fourth Survey of White Collar Crime. He received a B.A. with honors as a triple-major at Washington University in St. Louis. While in school, Mr. Sousa clerked at the offices of prosecutors and public defenders.
Mr. Sousa has policy experience, acquired developing advocacy strategies for a national lobbying organization and a local political campaign. While at Georgetown Law, Mr. Sousa represented a non-profit advocating reforms to federal discrimination laws.
Outside of his practice, Mr. Sousa volunteers with the local Refugee Assistance Program, helping families from war-torn countries adjust to life in the United States.
Mr. Sousa is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and California.