Christy’s work focuses on affirmative action work and audit defense before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. She also has substantial experience with employment litigation in federal and state courts, administrative practice before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and advice to business management and in-house counsel on a full range of employment issues. Christy enjoys conducting management and supervisor training on a wide range of legal and practical employment issues. She is a contributing author to the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives blog.
Christy is admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
Ruff v. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., 2:16-cv-525 (E.D.Va. Dec. 29, 2016) (obtained pre-discovery Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal with prejudice of claims of race discrimination, religious discrimination and failure-to-accommodate, and retaliation); Hickey v. Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Record No. 15072 (Va. Oct. 29, 2015) (obtained denial of plaintiff/appellant’s petition for appeal and petition for rehearing); Va. Cir. CL13-3603, (Chesterfield Feb. 13, 2015) (obtained pre-discovery dismissal of state law military discrimination claim on demurrer); Va. Cir. CL14-1794 (Chesterfield) (Feb. 13, 2015) (obtained pre-discovery dismissal of declaratory judgment action via plea in bar); Fletcher v. Philip Morris USA, Inc. et al., No. 3:09cv284, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63094 (E.D.Va. July 14, 2009) (obtained Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of all claims prior to discovery, including race and gender discrimination and retaliation); Alarie v. Alcoa Inc. and Broadspire Services, Inc., No. 06-4111 (D. S.D. Oct. 24, 2007) (obtained dismissal of ERISA denial-of-benefits action on summary judgment); Elamon v. Red Robin International, Inc., No. 2:06cv202, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74375 (E.D. Va. Sept. 29, 2006) (obtained Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of all claims by terminated employee including tortious discharge, defamation, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, and abuse of process); Guglietta v. Meredith Corp., 301 F. Supp. 2d 209 (D. Conn. 2004) (obtained Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of claims of age, pregnancy and gender / family responsibility discrimination); Union of Needles Trades, Industrial and Textile Employees v. Jones, 603 S.E.2d 920, 268 Va. 512 (2004) (obtained reversal of a $300,000 jury award in a state-law defamation action and secured final judgment for the employer).