Christina is the vice chair of the litigation practice, as well as practice group leader for the firm’s Labor and Employment group. Christina represents employers in practically all facets of their relationships with employees – and has a particularly strong background in employment litigation. Christina has significant hands-on experience with many of the most difficult issues facing employers today – including class action wage and hour cases, non-compete/non-solicitation and trade secret litigation, FMLA and ADA, unfair labor practices, and affirmative action, among others.
Employment Litigation – Christina is a seasoned trial attorney having managed dozens of significant employment cases to successful conclusion. Christina litigates class action wage and hour cases, non-compete and trade secret cases, contractual disputes. She also handles discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination cases nationwide, in both state and federal court, and in state and federal agencies.
Drafting and Employment Counseling – In addition to employment litigation, Christina helps clients negotiate and draft employment agreements, employment policies, affirmative action plans, and separation agreements. Additionally, she provides advice on employment issues including: employee discipline, leaves of absences, terminations, internal investigations, wage and hour compliance, privacy issues, and reductions-in-force.
Seminars and Training – Christina also conducts seminars and training programs on a variety of employment topics, including discrimination prevention, and is a certified trainer in both fair employment practices and sexual harassment prevention by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2002
Case Law Editor - Alaska Law Review
University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1999
Phi Beta Kappa
New Hampshire, 2010
North Carolina, 2002
Rhode Island, 2007
Vice Chair, Litigation Practice Group
Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group
Partner (2011 - Present)
Associate (2006 - 2010)
Sharpless & Stavola, P.A.
Associate (2002 - 2006)
American Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA), Legal & Legislative Committee Member
Rhode Island Bar Association
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Honors & Awards
Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2013 - 2017)
Named "Top Women of the Law" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2015)
Charitable & Civic Involvement
Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Washington Gateway Main Street
“Legal Updates including Changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act & How They Impact You,” presented to Rhode Island SHRM, August 2016
“The New DOL Regulations,” presented to the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, August 2016
“Top Developments in Employment Law,” presented to Cornerstone Consulting, April 2016
“The New NRLB Speedy Election Rules,” presented to Rhode Island SHRM, April 2015
“The New Diversity Rules,” presented to the New Hampshire Bankers Association, August 2015
“What’s Around the Corner? Enforcement Initiatives for the Coming Year,” presented to Northeast Human Resources Association, April 2013
“Social Media and the Law,” ,” presented to Northeast Human Resources Association, February 2013