Christine Kohler

Reed Smith LLP

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South Grand Avenue 355
Los Angeles 90071 CA US

Christine Kohler is a partner in Reed Smith’s Labor and Employment Group. She represents employers in a wide variety of litigation matters, including suits alleging claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, and other related claims in federal court, state court, and arbitration.

Christine also counsels employers on day-to-day employment issues such as leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, discipline, discharge, and other personnel matters.

Education :

  • University of California, Irvine, 1995, B.A., cum laude
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2000, J.D., Member, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, 1998-1999

Professional Admissions & Qualifications : California

Court Admissions :

  • U.S. Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of California

Professional Affiliations :

  • California Women Lawyers
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Member of Board of Governors (2015-2017)

EXPERIENCE :

  • Obtained summary judgment in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in a case involving claims of sexual harassment, religious discrimination, and retaliation brought by a nurse against our healthcare client.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Los Angeles County Superior Court in a case involving claims of race and disability discrimination brought by an administrative support employee against our real estate client.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Los Angeles County Superior Court in a case involving claims of same-sex harassment and retaliation brought by a nurse against our healthcare client.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Los Angeles County Superior Court in a case involving claims of race discrimination and retaliation brought by a nurse against our healthcare client and a number of its physicians.
  • Obtained summary judgment in arbitration of defamation claim brought by a radiologist against a group of surgeons.
  • Served as second chair in arbitration of matter resulting in defense award on all claims brought by a radiologist against our healthcare client and several of its physicians, including religious / national origin discrimination and harassment.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Los Angeles County Superior Court in a case involving claims of age and race discrimination brought by an assembly worker against our manufacturing client.

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