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Christa assists employers with their labor and employment issues in a manner that is practical, cost-effective and which is sensitive to the culture of the workforce and the client’s individual goals.

Christa counsels clients with respect to day-to-day human resources management and regularly handles various matters, such as: 

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  • Assisted in the successful representation of a large employer in a jury trial involving allegations of race discrimination, harassment and retaliation before the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of New York.
  • Successfully represented a healthcare client in defeating two successive union election petitions and subsequently assisted that same client in improving employee relations between staff and management.
  • Successfully represented a public school district in a Section 3020-a proceeding in obtaining dismissal of a teacher who engaged in physical abuse of a student
  • Defended numerous employers in employment discrimination and retaliation claims before administrative agencies and, when it was determined to be in the client’s best interests, successfully mediated such claims
  • Successfully negotiated successor collective bargaining agreements for both private and public sector clients.

  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • New York State Women's Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • New York State Association of Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs
  • New York State School Boards Association
  • Central New York School Boards Association
  • Order of the Coif
  • Central New York Women's Bar Association, Board Member, 2004-2005
  • 2013 Syracuse 40 Under 40 Honoree

  • New Sexual Harassment Law Update, Haylor, Freyer & Coon Seminar, November 1, 2018
  • Sexual Harassment and the #MeToo Movement, New York State Association of Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs 41st Annual Summer Conference, July 16, 2018
  • Employment: New Challenges in Hiring Practices, Haylor, Freyer & Coon Seminar, September 22, 2016
  • Transgendered in Central New York: Employer - Legal Do’s and Don’ts, CNY SHRM, March 22, 2016
  • The Impacts of New Title IX Guidelines on Public Schools Across the Country: Is Your District in Compliance?, Central New York School Boards Association, March 24, 2015
  • Avoid The Price of Silence - Investigating and Addressing Bullying in the School Environment, New York State Association of Management Advocates for School Labor Affairs 37th Annual Summer Conference, July 20, 2014

  • Fredonia College Foundation, Board of Directors 
  • Beaver Lake Nature Center, Board Member, 2000-2011