Overview

Christie L. Kriegsfeld represents and counsels clients in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, arbitration and mediation, including claims based on:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Unfair competition, trade secrets, and restrictive covenants

Christie represents various types of employers in federal and state court litigation. She also appears before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and various other government agencies. She provides employment training and counseling to employers of all sizes, and she also has experience helping clients create employment handbooks and policies, and employment contracts, including non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Section on Labor and Employment Law

American Bar Association

Member

Federal Bar Association

Member

Maricopa County Bar Association

Member

Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Member

Employment and Labor Law Section

State Bar of Arizona

Member

Arizona Women Lawyer’s Association

Member

Junior League of Phoenix

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Arizona Southwest

Super Lawyers

2014 and 2015

Recipient, Willard H. Pedric Scholar

News, Analysis & Press

Issues Run the Gamut from Credit Checks to Gender Identity

PEO Insider

NAPEO

May 2012

The Punitive Damages Lottery Chase is Over: Is There A Regulatory Alternative To The Tort Of Common Law Bad Faith And Does It Provide An Alternative Deterrent?

37:4 Ariz. St. L.J. 1221

2005

Books & Book Chapters

  • Reinsurance, Couch on Insurance, 3rd Ed., Chapter 9, assistant editor, Reinsurance, Couch on Insurance, 3rd Ed., Chapter 9, assistant editor

Speaking Engagements

Preservation of Emails and Other ESI

Annual Conference - LeadingAge Arizona

May 29, 2014

Fines and Misdemeanors: Emerging Federal Agency Enforcement Initiatives

Employment Law and Legislative Conference - Arizona Society for Human Resource Management, Phoenix, AZ

March 22, 2013

2010 Public Sector Employment Law Update

Phoenix, AZ

March 19, 2010

Employment Law Update

Organization for Nonprofit Executives (ONE), Phoenix, AZ

October 2008

Education

  • J.D., Arizona State University College of Law, 2003 cum laude
  • B.S., Arizona State University, 1998 magna cum laude

Bar Admission

Arizona

Courts

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