Christina is the Vice Chair of the Litigation Practice Group, as well as Practice Group Leader for the firm’s Labor & 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).
- Vice Chair, Litigation Practice Group
- Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group
- Partner (2011-Present)
- Associate (2006-2010)
Sharpless & Stavola, P.A.
- Associate (2002-2006)
Honors & Awards
- Super Lawyers, Massachusetts (2013-2018)
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, "Top Women of the Law" (2015)
Charitable & Civic Involvement
- Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston
- Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
- Washington Gateway Main Street
- 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)
- Massachusetts, 2006
- New Hampshire, 2010
- North Carolina, 2002
- Rhode Island, 2007
- “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
October 18, 2018
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October 18, 2017
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Christina is active in several community and professional organizations, including:
Christina serves on the Board of Directors for Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, a non-profit focused on assisting girls realize their full potential through positive mentoring relationships with women. The organization’s mentors serve 2,600 girls throughout Greater Boston (with a concentration in Dorchester and Roxbury), 468 girls in nearby urban towns such as Malden, Somerville and Cambridge, 330 girls on the North Shore (concentrated in Everett, Revere and Lynn), and 164 girls on the South Shore, with a concentration in Quincy. The mission of this organization is to help young girls develop into strong, successful women through close relationships.
Christina served on the Board of Directors for Washington Gateway Main Street from 2008 to 2013, a business development and neighborhood improvement organization in the South End and Lower Roxbury. Washington Gateway is part of Boston’s Main Street program, a program aimed at district revitalization and business development. The organization provides storefront improvement grants, public enhancements, local promotional and fund-raising events such as road races, parades, auctions, multi-cultural festivals and holiday shopping events, all of which are geared toward enhancing the image of the business district. In addition to serving on the board, Christina is also a member of the economic development and promotions committees.
Christina is a member of the Legal and Legislative Committee for the Northeast Human Resources Association, New England’s largest organization for human resource professionals. The Legal and Legislative Committee conducts seminars on emerging legislation and new regulations affecting human resources professionals, including changes in employment laws.
Christina has served as a volunteer for the Arts and Business Council, an organization that provides legal and business services and ongoing educational programs to the artists and cultural organizations within Massachusetts.