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OVERVIEW

Christina M. Janice
Of Counsel

Chicago

One N. Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

Columbus

41 S. High Street
Suite 3300
Columbus, OH 43215-6104

New York

445 Park Avenue
Suite 700
New York, NY 10022-8634

P 312-214-4802

F 312-759-5646

OVERVIEW

Christina M. Janice
Of Counsel

Chicago

One N. Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

Columbus

41 S. High Street
Suite 3300
Columbus, OH 43215-6104

New York

445 Park Avenue
Suite 700
New York, NY 10022-8634

P 312-214-4802

F 312-759-5646

Leveraging deep experience as outside and in-house counsel, Christina M. “Tina” Janice is passionate about partnering with employers throughout the United States to help them thrive. A skilled employment law litigator and counselor, she helps clients navigate the challenges of growing and managing their workforce.

Leveraging deep experience as outside and in-house counsel, Christina M. “Tina” Janice is passionate about partnering with employers throughout the United States to help them thrive. A skilled employment law litigator and counselor, she helps clients navigate the challenges of growing and managing their workforce.

OVERVIEW

Leveraging deep experience as outside and in-house counsel, Christina M. “Tina” Janice is passionate about partnering with employers throughout the United States to help them thrive. A skilled employment law litigator and counselor, she helps clients navigate the challenges of growing and managing their workforce.

With a unique practice spanning nearly 30 years as a career litigator, trial lawyer and former head of litigation for a multinational S&P 500 company, Tina is sought out by major corporations and local business owners for providing sophisticated representation to budget in defending class and collective actions multidistrict and single plaintiff litigation, and government investigations. She offers insightful counsel in corporate restructuring and retrenchment, human resources practices, internal investigations, compliance planning, and training. 

Tina represents clients in nationwide and regional employment discrimination and commercial litigation, wage and hour class and collective actions and administrative complaints, whistleblower complaints, federal and state enforcement litigations, and high-profile executive and single-plaintiff civil rights and employment disputes. She also handles Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and disputes across the country.

Tina’s breadth of experience includes major motions, trials and appeals, as well as case investigation and fact and expert discovery including complex statistical evidence. She has represented clients extensively in mediation, arbitration, and in negotiating Department of Labor (DOL) compliance partnerships and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state counterpart consent decrees.

Additionally, Tina counsels on a wide variety of compliance topics, ranging from domestic and international human resources matters to human resources administration best practices, performance management, executive compensation and severance, loss prevention, OSHA compliance, COVID-19 planning, to virtually all aspects of workforce integration, retrenchment, WARN compliance, and employment risk reduction incident to mergers and acquisitions. 

Attuned to the pressing needs of her clients to maximize value in legal services, Tina partners with busy employers to provide practical, reliable advice. She is frequently entrusted with conducting complex internal investigations and C-suite investigations, developing and providing effective risk prevention and EEOC-approved training to compliance officers and executives, and assisting leaders with crisis communications.

Tina is most proud of her work with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the U.S. Marshals Service and legal aid societies in the recovery of abducted children.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, Chicago Bar Association

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, Illinois Bar Association

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, Ohio State Bar Association

Member, Society of Human Resource Management

Contributing author, D. Van Tassel & J. Grabowski, Eds., The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (Case Western Reserve University)

Patron, The Cleveland Orchestra

Patron, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Patron, Canons Regular of St. John Cantius

Honors

The Legal 500, USA, Recommended Attorney, 2016

Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer For Litigation, 2015

The Legal 500, USA, In House Labor and Employment Law Team of the Year, 2014 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Award of Merit, 2009

Experience
  • Ongoing counseling of employers in workplace discrimination, occupational safety, benefits planning, workforce management and compliance matters in COVID-19 environment
  • Ongoing representation of manufacturer in FLSA compliance and best practices
  • Ongoing representation of retailer in nationwide gender discrimination class action litigation and arbitration, and consent decree compliance matters
  • Successfully defended global manufacturer in COVID-19 related OSHA complaint
  • Provided strategic guidance on effective workforce integration and risk management in a successful $1.46 billion multinational acquisition*
  • Counseled nationwide maritime concern in marketing and corporate restructuring*
  • Conducted C-Suite and executive investigations associated with #MeToo allegations*
  • Developed and implemented litigation and claims management strategies to reduce a retail employer’s portfolio of legal risk by tens of millions of dollars*
  • Successfully vacated the certification of a class of tens of thousands of retail employees in a nationwide discrimination matter*
  • Obtained dismissal of state attorney general systemic race discrimination enforcement action*
  • Established a trade secret exception to state open records law requests for contract bids of nationwide staffing agency*
  • Represented a national insurance company in defense of an EEOC-initiated enforcement litigation alleging claims of race, gender and national origin discrimination and harassment, and retaliation*
  • Served as a liaison counsel to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in a nationwide multidistrict litigation, and as a member of discovery, motions, class certification and steering committees in class actions and multidistrict litigations*

*These matters occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

EXPERIENCE
Presentations
  • “When the Government Says ‘#MeToo’: The Rise of EEOC Enforcement Litigation for Workplace Harassment,” Clear Law Institute, 2018*
  • “Blurring the Lines: A Discussion On Ethical Infractions Within The C-Suite,” Thomson Reuters Corporate Risk, Ethics And Compliance Forum, 2018*
  • “Updated EEOC Guidance On Retaliation,” Clear Law Institute, 2017*
  • “EEOC-Initiated Litigation Review,” Illinois Chamber of Commerce, 2016*

*These presentations occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg. 

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