Christine's Profile

Christine is a member of the ERISA and Group Insurance Litigation and Securities Litigation practice groups. Christine’s practice focuses on the defense of insurance companies and financial institutions in both complex civil litigation and arbitration. As a part of the ERISA and Group Insurance Litigation practice group, she has represented third-party administrators, plans, plan administrators, and employers in ERISA and non-ERISA benefit claim disputes brought by participants and beneficiaries of life, health, and disability plans. Through her work with the Securities Litigation practice group, she represented brokerage firms in arbitration proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Additionally, Christine has worked with Maynard’s Immigration Practice Group. She worked to secure temporary and permanent employment authorizations, including H1-Bs, as well as family based immigration statuses for her clients. She has also worked with the Trust and Estates Practice Group regarding closed-end fund litigation.

Prior to joining Maynard Cooper, Christine worked as in-house counsel for a large insurance company, negotiating and closing complex secured transactions. She also practiced in Zurich, Switzerland, with Pestalozzi, Lachenal, and Patry, the longest established Swiss law firm. During law school, Christine interned in Vienna, Austria, with the United States Department of State in the Bureau of Economic and Political Affairs.

Christine received her J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law. She holds a B.A. from Davidson College.

Christine's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Mountain Brook City Schools Career Technical Program Advisory Committee
  • Birmingham Bar Association Member
  • Junior League of Birmingham, sustainer. Prior Placement Chair for Impact Alabama’s SaveFirst
  • The Ballet Guild of Birmingham, Sustainer
  • Childcare Resources Junior Board Member: Past President

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

Education
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (J.D., 2001)

  • Davidson College
    • (B.A., 1997)