Medical and Life Sciences
Christine brings a unique education background and other experiences to her role on our Medical and Life Sciences Industry Team. In addition to her law degree, she has a master’s degree from the University of Florida in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in Forensic Science. She also earned graduate certificates in Forensic Serology and DNA and Forensic Death Investigation. In addition, Christine earned a master’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in criminal justice, with a concentration in investigative techniques.
At Harris Beach, Christine focuses on the defense of physicians, hospitals and healthcare facilities in medical malpractice cases, manufacturers of FDA-regulated products, such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, dietary supplements and cosmetics in product liability cases, and companies in class action suits and multi-district litigation, and general liability matters. In addition, Christine has extensive experience in the defense of toxic tort and environmental exposure cases.
Christine possesses a solid grounding in scientific evidence to challenge motions under Daubert and Frye standards. She works with experts in a variety of medical specialties, including pathology, orthopedics, neurology, oncology, radiology, surgery, urology and emergency medicine.
Christine also represents health care and long-term care providers in connection with allegations of negligence, inadequate supervision, abuse and neglect, and elopement. She conducts pre-suit investigation and litigation risk assessment.
Christine has experience in all stages of pre-trial work and courtroom advocacy, including oral arguments, bench trials and inquest hearings. Christine also represents corporations at administrative hearings involving environmental compliance and public health law matters.
Christine previously served as a law clerk, litigation paralegal and summer associate at Harris Beach in the lead up to her graduation from law school. She also worked as a litigation paralegal at several New York City firms, as well as a special federal litigation paralegal for the New York City Law Department.
Government Compliance and Investigations
Christine applies her forensic and investigative skills to conducting internal corporate investigations involving white collar crime, environmental compliance and biomedical waste management. She develops work plans for the investigative team to follow, reviews documents and data collected, conducts witness interviews, and drafts final investigative reports of findings.