Christine has the experience and depth of knowledge to advocate effectively on behalf of her clients. She values precision, pragmatism, and efficiency. Her particular expertise is in litigating wage and hour collective and class actions and advising clients on wage and hour issues. 

Christine has successfully litigated numerous cases, including both single plaintiff and collective/class actions, skillfully managing them from start to trial, and often achieving positive outcomes early in the process. She has a keen ability to tackle complex employment legal issues, including, but not limited to, handling wage and hour topics such as minimum wage, overtime, independent contractor classification, employment of minors, spread-of-hours, improper deductions, rest/meal breaks, fair workweek requirements, and overtime exemption classification; discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; drafting contracts such as employment, arbitration, severance, and protective covenant agreements; and providing guidance on reductions in force, progressive discipline, terminations, leaves of absence, sick leave laws, reasonable accommodations; and crafting of handbooks and onboarding documents.

In addition to her advice and litigation work, Christine conducts critical internal audits and investigations to promote wage and hour compliance and a discrimination and retaliation-free work environment. She regularly handles external wage and hour, unemployment, sick and safe leave, fair workweek, and workers’ compensation audits. And finally, Christine trains HR professionals on how to conduct workplace investigations. 

Christine’s leadership in labor and employment law is evident through her academic contributions and public speaking engagements. She has co-authored reference books on independent contractor classification and the strategic use of robotics, artificial intelligence, and automation for corporate compliance. Additionally, she has written on topics such as:

  • COVID-19 leaves of absence
  • New York City Fair Workweek predictive scheduling laws
  • New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act
  • Arbitration and class/collective action waivers
  • The Second Circuit’s requirements for properly classifying interns
  • New York City’s Sick and Safe Leave law
  • New York unemployment insurance
  • Work share programs

As a regular speaker, Christine continues to share her insights, helping to shape best practices and inform on legislative changes affecting employers.

Honors & Recognitions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers®, Employment Law (2021-2024)
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2015-2019)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • LGBT Bar Association of New York
  • Federal Bar Council Inn of Court (on sabbatical)

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • “Taking Leave in New York: Avoiding a Crash at the Intersection of Federal, State, and Local Laws,” presented to NP Westchester, September 2021
  • “Requiring the COVID-19 Vaccine: Insights for Businesses,” presented to Cornell’s Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor & Employment Relations, May 2021
  • “Dual GC/Head of People: Wearing Two Hats” presented at TechGC’s National Summit, October 2017
  • “Startup Essentials: Avoiding Common Employment Law and HR Pitfalls,” presented on behalf of Practical Law, March 2016
  • "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
  • Maya Angelou


St. John’s University School of Law

  • J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • Editor-in-Chief, John’s Law Review
  • Recipient, Chief Judge Edward D. Re Commencement Prize

Boston College

  • B.A., Psychology, 2003
  • Minor in Ancient Civilizations

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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