Christine B. Hawes, Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2968
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Christine B. Hawes is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Labor & Employment Group. She is a co-founder of and contributor to Crowell & Moring's whistleblower law blog, Whistleblower Watch.

Christine's practice focuses on litigation of individual and class actions arising in all areas of labor and employment law, including:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act and state law wage-and-hour statutes
  • Title VII and state anti-discrimination laws
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act and related state statutes
  • Federal and state whistleblower statutes, including the False Claims Act
  • Alleged wrongful termination
  • Non-competition agreements and other employee contracts
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets claims

Christine also provides counseling to clients on a wide variety of employment issues, including personnel policies, non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, employee discipline, contract disputes, and alleged retaliation under the False Claims Act, Title VII, the FLSA, and state whistleblower statutes. Additionally, Christine assists clients with affirmative action compliance, preparing affirmative action plans, analyzing compensation practices, and providing counseling in connection with Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs audits.

Representative Experience

  • Secured summary judgment of former university employee's 35+ race, gender, and age discrimination and retaliation claims
  • Represented a telecommunications company in litigation and satisfactory settlement of hundreds of individual wage and hour claims nationwide
  • Won dismissal of union grievance brought in arbitration on behalf of a discharged employee
  • Represented a major automotive parts manufacturer in litigation against former employee for misappropriation of the company's trade secrets
  • Obtained summary judgment in JAMS arbitration, dismissing plaintiff's claims of discrimination based on national origin and military status against a multinational defense technology company
  • Drafted position statements and successfully received dismissal of charges filed with the EEOC, DOJ, and state-agencies related to allegations of discrimination based on race, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religious beliefs, and retaliation

Christine graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 2011, receiving a certificate of specialization in law and business. At Vanderbilt, Christine was a managing editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law and director of membership for the Vanderbilt Legal Aid Society.

Christine graduated from Boston College in 2008, earning her B.A. in history and political science.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland

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