Christie Totten is a litigator who defends employers against claims of retaliation, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations, including whistle-blower claims against executive-level defendants. Christie has helped employers of all sizes obtain dismissals of BOLI and EEOC agency charges and lawsuits. She is experienced in briefing and arguing cases in Oregon’s trial and appellate courts, managing and streamlining complex discovery, taking and defending depositions, negotiating favorable settlements, and preparing cases for jury trial.
In her counseling practice, Christie advises clients on effective employee handbook policies and noncompete agreements, and regularly helps companies with the 2016 Oregon sick leave law. She is a frequent speaker on marijuana policies, paid sick leave, social media, and other newly emerging issues for employers.