Overview

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.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Co-Vice Chair

Young Lawyers Substantive Law Liaisons Committee

Defense Research Institute

2018-present

Committee Member

Campaign for Equal Justice

2017-present

Associate

Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court

2017-present

Editor, Defense Victories

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

2019-present

Member

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

2017-present

Peer Mentor

Amicus Peer2Peer Mentor Program

2016-2017

Volunteer

Bankruptcy Clinic

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

2014-2015

Founder & President

Lewis & Clark Law School Federal Bar Association

2015-2017

Teaching Fellow, Legal Analysis & Writing Department

Lewis & Clark Law School

2015-2016

Volunteer, Start Making a Reader Today (SMART)

Woodlawn Elementary

2017

Recognition

Named, Best Oral Advocate in Legal Analysis & Writing

Lewis & Clark Law School

2015

Recipient, Pro Bono and Community Services Honors Award

Lewis & Clark Law School

2014-2015

First Place Winner

Increasing diversity in the legal profession

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP’s Essay Contest

2013

News, Analysis & Press

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

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

Education

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

Bar Admission

Oregon

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon