Christine Samsel

Christine Samsel, a shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt, is a highly respected labor and employment attorney who has received multiple honors and awards, including Chambers USA­ rankings, over 15 years of Martindale-Hubbell AV ratings, and 5280 “Best Lawyer” status.  Admitted in multiple jurisdictions, including California and Colorado, Ms. Samsel has a comprehensive, coast-to-coast practice representing companies in virtually every aspect of employment law, ranging from advice and counseling, due diligence in corporate transactions, and contract negotiation to arbitration and litigation.  Possessing extensive administrative agency, trial and arbitration experience in employment matters, Ms. Samsel regularly defends companies and management in litigation and administrative agency proceedings, and prosecutes and defends unfair competition and trade secret claims.  Looked to as a leading resource on emerging labor and employment issues, Ms. Samsel frequently authors articles and speaks on a wide variety of topics, including best practices with respect to state marijuana laws, social media issues, trade secrets and non-competes, and other developments in employment law.  Ms. Samsel received her undergraduate degree from Smith College, and her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.