Christiane A. Roussell, an experienced employment lawyer, has joined the growing employment and labor practice at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP as Counsel in the Los Angeles office.
Ms. Roussell has considerable experience litigating single-plaintiff and complex labor and employment claims on behalf of corporate employers, including wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and non-compete, in court and before government agencies. She also provides HR and employment-related counseling and training to corporate employers.
Ms. Roussell joins Davis Wright Tremaine from Hunton & Williams LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm, where she practiced for five years. She has also served as Senior HR Business Partner, Policy and Investigations, at Broadcom Corporation, where she received a President’s Award for her performance.
“Chrissy has done terrific work for clients in private practice and her experience as inside counsel gives her valuable perspective on our clients’ needs,” said Henry Farber, chair of the employment practice at Davis Wright Tremaine. “We are delighted to welcome her aboard.”
DWT’s national employment and labor law practice is one of the largest in the country and has experienced significant growth this year, with the addition of a group in San Francisco and an East Coast team in New York. The firm was recently awarded a 2016 National Tier 1 rating in Employment – Management by Best Law Firms and U.S. News.
Ms. Roussell is the president of the John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles and has received the association’s annual President’s Award three times. She is also the Diversity Co-Chair for the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. In 2011, she was honored as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the National Bar Association, the oldest and largest national association of African-American lawyers and judges.
Ms. Roussell received her B.A. in English from Georgetown University and her J.D. from USC Gould School of Law.
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