Practice Areas

General Civil Litigation

In addition to specializing in employment law, Christine has extensive trial experience in other areas of the law. She has both jury and non-jury experience in federal and state courts. She also has extensive experience writing motions and briefs, both at the trial court and appellate levels. Christine has represented clients in business related litigation, including defamation, slander and contract disputes, including non-compete agreements.

Investigation and Counseling

Over the years, Christine has performed myriad workplace investigations. These investigations included allegations of workplace violence, sexual and racial harassment, and retaliation. Her investigations include witness interviews, document reviews and on-site visits, as necessary. Upon completion of each investigation, Christine may provide recommended corrective actions, dependent on the outcome of her findings and the needs of her clients.

In addition to investigations, Christine provides advice and counseling to businesses, including directors and officers, nonprofit organizations and other individual clients.

Directors and Officers Liability

Christine represents individual directors, officers and other members of management who may be named as additional defendants in employment related claims. While the interests of the officers and the employer are often aligned in employment actions, prudent employers may retain additional counsel, such as Christine, to represent the individual(s).

Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

Christine has represented employers in cases with allegations of all types of discrimination and harassment, including race, age, sex and national origin, before agencies and in court. She has significant experience representing employers in claims brought under the Congressional Accountability Act.

Given a recent decision by the United States Supreme Court, retaliation cases are more prevalent and present a potential for increased exposure. Christine defends entities accused of retaliation with regard to employment actions. More importantly, she provides advice so as to avoid any retaliation claims at the outset and to ensure that if claims are made, actions taken by the employer were appropriate.

Bar Related Activities

Christine is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars. She is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court as well as other various Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Christine has been a member of the Litigation Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar Association. She is a member of the Barristers, a voluntary association, having served as its Vice President in 2007-2008 and its President in 2009-2010.


Christine M. Cooper
1725 I Street, Suite 300
Washington, DC

telephone: 202 349 3919
fax: 202 349 3918