Dorf & Nelson LLP is pleased to announce that Christine L. Hogan has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Department. She joins Andrew P. Marks and David S. Warner, Co-Chairs of the department, as an important addition as it continues to grow to meet the needs of its clients.
Earlier in her career, Christine worked with Drew and David as a shareholder at a prominent labor and employment law firm, where she handled every aspect of employment litigation and counseling. Christine also previously served as an adjunct professor for the Conflict Management Program at Seton Hall University of Law.
“We are delighted to welcome Christine to the firm,” said Managing Partner, Jon A. Dorf, Esq. “Her impressive legal career and experience handling a wide array of labor and employment litigation matters adds to the strength of our Labor and Employment Department, enhancing our ability to serve our clients.”
Christine’s breadth of experience includes handling collective/class actions, single and multi-plaintiff lawsuits, arbitrations, and government agency charges involving claims of discrimination/harassment (based on race, sex/gender, pregnancy, age, religion, disability, LGBTQIA+ status, and national origin), retaliation, independent contractor misclassification, family and medical leave, wage and hour violations, and breach of employment and restrictive covenant agreements.
“We are most fortunate to have Christine join our firm,” Jonathan B. Nelson added. “She is an accomplished attorney and her experience in labor and employment is directly in line with the high level of skill the attorneys at Dorf & Nelson possess.”
Christine also regularly advises clients on a variety of strategic employment issues including independent contractor classification, government audits, reductions-in-force, progressive discipline and termination, employee handbooks, employment contracts, workplace policies and procedures, leaves of absence, accommodations for pregnancy, disability and religious practice, minimum wage, overtime, deductions, paid sick leave, and severance. She presents anti-discrimination trainings and trains management and human resource professionals on how to conduct workplace investigations.
Christine has published numerous articles and given lectures on a variety of employment issues, including mandating COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace, unemployment insurance benefits and leave issues during the pandemic, paid sick leave, wage requirements for NYC fast food and retail industry workers, mandatory arbitration and class action waivers, and severance agreements. She has also co-authored book chapters on independent contractor classification, as well as the use of robotics, artificial intelligence and automation in corporate compliance.
Christine received a B.A. degree from Boston College and her J.D. cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the St. John’s Law Review and the recipient of multiple awards and scholarships, including the Chief Judge Edward D. Re Commencement Prize. She is admitted to practice law in New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York. Christine is a member of the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court and the Westchester Bar Association.