Christine Lambrou Johnson

Christine Lambrou Johnson

Of Counsel since 2015
McLean, Virginia
703-761-5005 (Direct Line)
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 Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act 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 reviews employment contracts, job descriptions, hiring and firing policies and procedures, termination letters, and separation agreements. She conducts training seminars for clients on employment-related subjects, including the ADA, FMLA, sexual harassment, and independent contractors. She also conducts internal investigations into discrimination and harassment claims for employers. And she investigates teacher and administrator misconduct, including inappropriate social media communications and sexual misconduct, for educational institutions.

Christine is also versed in drafting organizational documents for nonprofits and small to mid-size businesses, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, and board formation. 

Outside of work, Christine serves as Counsel to and 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 an active member of INBLF, the International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms and the DC Metro Chapter of Exit Planning Exchange. She is also a long-time 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
District of Columbia, 2018

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1995
University of Michigan, B.A., 1992
Professional Associations and Membership

International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms
Exit Planning Exchange, XPX DC Metro Chapter
Christian Legal Society
Federalist Society
Community Service
Samaritan Inns, Board Member since 2005
The Falls Church Anglican


Incentivizing Employees and Protecting Corporate Assets; Legal Considerations, XPX DC Metro, Exit Planning Exchange, April, 2017

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

Pros and Cons of Identifying as a Faith-Based Nonprofit,
Hope for New York, New York, City, October, 2017


Christine Johnson highlights how issues of intellectual property ownership are overlooked when managing employees and human resources.
EXIT READINESS - Podcast #13 - Overlooked Employment Risk Areas for Exit Planning Ft. Christine Johnson