I thrive on strategizing and successfully resolving difficult and costly workplace challenges. I am determined in accomplishing my client’s goals and eliminating frivolous employment and commercial disputes. I am highly skilled at effectively engaging judges, juries, witnesses, and opposing counsel to elicit my clients’ desired results. As a partner to my clients, I am always available when they need guidance or have a workplace emergency while we are working together. I am fully vested in my matters until they are successfully resolved.
With more than 23 years of national litigation, trial, class and collective action, and appellate experience, Christine Tenley manages a wide variety of employment and commercial business litigation matters. She has specific experience in retail, long-term health care, casinos and gaming establishments, food processing facilities, financial services and trust companies, education, real estate, and medical device manufacturing facilities nationwide.
Christine has first-chaired complex investigations and administrative proceedings in front of federal and state government agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and correlating state agencies. In the traditional labor arena, Christine has successfully defeated multiple union organization efforts to organize LPN nurses at nursing home facilities before the NLRB and the federal appellate courts.
Christine is well versed in assisting clients in navigating COVID-19 and the virus’s impact on the workplace, including developing mandatory and optional vaccination policies and best practices for leave issues.
In addition to being a skilled litigator, Christine designs national employment policies and practices, leave policies, drug testing policies, and confidentiality, non-compete, and non-solicitation programs to ensure her clients have best practices in place to prevent frivolous litigation.
Christine particularly enjoys complex litigation cases that involve the theft of confidential information and trade secrets, breaches of non-compete and non-solicit agreements, fraud, forgery, and defamation in social media.
Christine’s proudest moment occurred in an ADA failure-to-accommodate case before a jury in the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans. She obtained a complete dismissal of all claims against her client in less than an hour.