Christine E. Sargent assists employers in all aspects of employment law. As an up and coming litigator, Christine has significant experience defending her clients in civil litigation suits involving discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims. After learning to litigate at a regional defense firm where she worked closely on matters involving construction defects, toxic torts, and catastrophic personal injuries, Christine sought to bring her experience to the employment law world. Christine’s personable yet deliberate and thoughtful demeanor is well-known in the Portland market. Growing up in a military family allowed Christine to develop a disciplined and competitive work ethic that she brings to her legal career in all that she does on a daily basis. As Christine continues to grow as a litigator at Littler, these qualities will only serve to accelerate her on a more national scale.  

During law school, Christine externed for the Hon. Stacie F. Beckerman at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Her tenure at the federal court provided her with valuable insight into federal claims in employment law and beyond, as well as the opportunity to get to know federal judges. She clerked for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office as a certified legal student, which required her to be in court every day for arraignments and pre-trial proceedings. Christine also clerked for a solo practitioner whose practice consisted primarily of ERISA long-term disability claims.

Christine takes pride in staying up to date on developing case law. In doing so, Christine regularly contributes to defense publications and also serves in numerous leadership positions, both locally and nationally.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali

Committee Member

Campaign for Equal Justice



Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court


Editor, Defense Victories

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel



Multnomah Bar Association

Board Member, Young Lawyers Section, Membership Committee, 2019-Present; Volunteer, Imprint Program, 2018-Present; CLE Committee, 2017-2019

Volunteer Mentor

Portland Reentry Court Program


Co-Vice Chair

Young Lawyers Substantive Law Liaisons Committee

Defense Research Institute


Peer Mentor

Amicus Peer2Peer Mentor Program


Founder & President

Lewis & Clark Law School Federal Bar Association


Volunteer, Start Making a Reader Today (SMART)

Woodlawn Elementary


Teaching Fellow, Legal Analysis & Writing Department

Lewis & Clark Law School



Bankruptcy Clinic

Legal Aid Services of Oregon



Named, Best Oral Advocate in Legal Analysis & Writing

Lewis & Clark Law School


Recipient, Pro Bono and Community Services Honors Award

Lewis & Clark Law School


First Place Winner

Increasing diversity in the legal profession

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP’s Essay Contest


News, Analysis & Press

Opinion: Navigating Oregon's New Equal Pay Horizon

Portland Business Journal

November 2, 2023

The ABCs of Associate Success

The Verdict

September 1, 2020

Recent Developments in Employment and Labor Law

American Bar Association

June 10, 2020

Stay Smart About Technology: Legal Implications of Voice-Activated Technology and the “Internet of Things"

For the Defense

November 2019

Networking Not Working? 5 Common Mistakes New Attorneys Make and How to Fix Them

Multnomah Lawyer

Multnomah Bar Association

April 2019

Social Media, Debt, and Exclamation Points: Millenials in the Legal Profession

The Verdict

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

October 2018

Jury Trial Experience Program Offers Valuable Opportunity to Interested Litigators

Multnomah Lawyer

Multnomah Bar Association

March 2018

Speaking Engagements

What’s New in Oregon? Employer Update on the 2020-21 Legislative Session in Salem

Portland, OR

July 15, 2021

Small Business Basics of Oregon Employment Law

Soul District Business Association

April 26, 2021

Trends in COVID-19 Employment Law Litigation

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Webinar

November 10, 2020

Case Law Update 2020: What Every Employer Must Know

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries’ Annual Employment Law Conference

November 5, 2020

The Workplace in Today’s Economy

The Seminar Group’s Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference

June 9, 2020

Implications for Employers As We Return to Work Following COVID-19

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Webinar

May 7, 2020

Oregon Employment Law COVID-19 Update: Federal and State Legislation, Predictive Insights, and Critical Next Steps to Protect Your Business Now and Recover Tomorrow

April 7, 2020

Impact of COVID-19

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Webinar

April 1, 2020

Oregon Legislative Update: Employment Law Changes You Need to Plan for in 2020 and Beyond

Portland, OR

January 22, 2020

Everything You Say is Sexual Harassment & 9 Other Myths

Sexual harassment training

November 20, 2019

Case Law and Legislative Update: An Overview of an Eventful Year!

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Annual Employment Law Conference

November 4, 2019

How to Deal with Difficult Opposing Counsel

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Annual Convention

June 2019

Comparison of Oregon and Washington Court Procedures for Asbestos Litigation

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Asbestos Law

June 2018


  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 2017
  • B.S., Portland State University, 2014summa cum laude

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit