Christine E. Howard

Christine E. Howard


Fisher Phillips LLP

Recognized since 2015

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Christine Howard is a partner in the Tampa and Atlanta offices. She also serves as a Co-Chair of the firm's Women's Initiative and Leadership Council.

Christine focuses her practice on the defense of employment discrimination and harassment complaints and wage and hour and benefits litigation. She has successfully handled many dispositive motions, hearings and trials on behalf of employers.

Over the last decade, she has defended numerous collective action cases filed on behalf of classes of employees alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), successfully defeating attempts at class certification in practically every instance. Christine also defends class actions under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), helping employers navigate these claims to successful resolutions and dismissals.

In addition to litigating matters on behalf of employers, Christine conducts workplace investigations, compliance audits, and management training.

She also counsels employers on the preventive measures they may take to avoid or reduce employment-related claims, including on issues arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Christine is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She has been recognized in Florida Super Lawyers since 2014 and The Best Lawyers in America in 2017. She was also recognized in Georgia Super Lawyers each year from 2004 through 2008.

Christine was credited as an author on an E-Discovery Chapter in Workplace Data: Law and Litigation. The book provides an overview of legal issues associated with employment-related electronically stored information, focusing on discovery issues in particular.

Location
  • 101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 2350
    Tampa, FL 33602
Education
  • Emory University, BA, graduated 1987
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, Florida Bar
  • Georgia, Georgia Bar
Affiliations
  • Corporate Counsel and Labor and Employment Sections of the State Bar of Georgia and Atlanta Bar Association - Member
  • Fisher Phillips' Women's Initiative and Leadership Council - Chair
  • HR Tampa - Member
  • State Bar of Florida and Hillsborough County Bar Associations - Member
  • Suncoast Human Resources Management Association - Member

Fisher Phillips LLP
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia

139 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

68 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Labor and Employment
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Tampa (2024)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, Tampa (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
Special Focus:
  • Management

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