Christine Lambrou Johnson

Christine Lambrou Johnson

Location:
McLean, Virginia
Phone:
703-761-5005 (Direct Line)
Fax:
703-761-5023
Email:
Christine Johnson is an experienced litigator with substantial expertise in labor and employment matters.  She concentrates her practice on the day-to-day counseling of employers concerning their obligations under federal and state labor and employment law, on the resolution of employment disputes, and on business litigation generally.

Christine previously served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois.  In that capacity she prosecuted wage and hour laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and defended the State in employment lawsuits before the federal and state courts.  She successfully defended numerous discrimination suits, handled employment-related administrative proceedings, and litigated numerous bench and jury trials.  She is well-versed in all areas of employment law, and advises employers on compliance with, for example:

  • the anti-discrimination and anti-harassment requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and comparable state laws;
  • the wage and hour requirements the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and related state laws; and
  • the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Christine also reviews employment contracts, job descriptions, hiring and firing policies and procedures, termination letters, and separation agreements.  And she conducts training seminars for clients on employment-related subjects, including the ADA, FMLA, sexual harassment, and independent contractors.

Outside of work, Christine serves on the governing board of Samaritan Inns in Washington, DC, a faith-based non-profit that helps homeless men and women in the District overcome drug and alcohol addiction.  She is a member of the Christian Legal Society and the Federalist Society.

Christine is a 1995 graduate of The University of Michigan Law School and clerked for the Supreme Court of Illinois in 2000-2001. She is also a 1992 graduate of The University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and served as University of Michigan Vice President of the Student Body from 1991-1992.

Areas of Practice:
Employment and Human Resources
Civil Litigation
Corporations and Business Organizations
Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations Law
Constitutional and Religious Liberty Law
 
Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 1995
Minnesota, 2016
Virginia, 2015
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2015
 
Education:
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1995
University of Michigan, B.A., 1992
 
Professional Associations and Membership

Christian Legal Society
The Federalist Society
 
Community Service
Samaritan Inns, Board Member since 2005
The Falls Church Anglican

Presentations
Incentivizing Employees and Protecting Corporate Assets, Exit Planning Exchange, DC Metro Chapter, April, 2017 [PDF]

The Fair Labor Standards Act New Rule; Response to Changes to the Salary Threshold of Exempt Employees, Anglican Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, November, 2016

Employment Law Considerations for Religious Institutions, Orthodox Church of America, Clergy Seminar, September, 2016

The Fair Labor Standards Act New Rule; Response to Changes to the Salary Threshold of Exempt Employees, Baptist Coalition for Children and Families, August, 2016