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Christine Hendrickson

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Labor & Employment; Pay Equity; OFCCP & Affirmative Action Compliance; Health Care Labor & Employment; Workplace Counseling & Solutions; Hiring, Testing & Selection; Organizational Strategy and Analytics.


Christine Hendrickson is Partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where she the co-Chair of Seyfarth’s Pay Equity Group and a core member the firm’s Labor & Employment Organizational Strategy and Analytics Team.

Christine partners with clients of all sizes and industries in matters involving pay equity and OFCCP proceedings.  Ms. Hendrickson also works with clients to revamp their personnel practices; build “best practices;” and ensure compliance with mandates impacting recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, performance evaluation, discipline, and termination.  In addition, Ms. Hendrickson provides strategic advice and counseling to employers on diversity programs, reductions-in-force, and employment compliance diagnostics.

Christine has overseen the preparation of hundreds of affirmative action plans and defended OFCCP audits in every Region, including desk audits, onsite audits, and glass ceiling reviews. In addition, she works with employers in all industries, including Fortune 100 technology, retail, financial services, professional services, hospitality, and manufacturing companies, to direct proactive systemic pay analyses to proactively analyze their pay systems, including base pay, merit increases, bonuses, and incentive compensation.

Christine frequently speaks at national conferences on pay equity and OFCCP compliance.  She receives national media coverage of her observations about issues involving employment-related issues, including pay equity, workplace metrics, affirmative action, and diversity. 


Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Associate, Paul Hastings LLP

Skadden Fellow, Bazelon Center


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, cum laude (2003); B.A., Colby College, cum laude (1998).

United States: Labor and employment

Workplace and employment counseling

Within: Next generation lawyers

Christine Hendrickson - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Within: Workplace and employment counseling

Clients appreciate Seyfarth Shaw LLP for being ‘smart, creative, practical and for genuinely caring about getting the best quality’. The team has experience in advising on organizational change and developing innovative technology tools as well as in workplace discrimination and harassment counseling. Chicago-based David Baffa chairs the workplace compliance solutions practice group and is an expert on a variety of employment-related matters, such as workforce reductions and restructurings, pay equity and training. Senior counsel Lawrence Lorber in Washington DC is regularly engaged by the US Chamber of Commerce in connection with employment issues, including regulatory representation on pending rule making. Ellen McLaughlin, who is based in Chicago, assisted an automotive manufacturer in increasing productivity while staying compliant with federal and state laws. The firm also has a dedicated group advising on pay equity, which is led by Christine Hendrickson (recently promoted to partner) and Annette Tyman in Chicago. Lisa Damon in Boston has ‘detailed knowledge of the law and is pragmatic and unfailingly responsive’. Further notable practitioners are the ‘fantastic’ Daniel Waldman in New York, the ‘excellent strategistJon Meer in Los Angeles and Frederick Smith in Atlanta, who has a ‘great amount of experience to lean on’. In New York, William Perkins is well versed in the different forms of discrimination and harassment claims, while associate Joshua Seidman specializes in paid sick leave matters. Chelsea Mesa in Los Angeles has a ‘meticulous no-nonsense approach’. Scott Nelson was a new arrival in May 2018 in the Houston office, joining from Baker McKenzie LLP.

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