Jeanne M. Christensen is a Partner at Wigdor LLP, and one of the most prominent female employment litigation attorneys, representing clients in individual and class actions in federal and state court, as well as in arbitration. Her tenacious pursuit of justice on behalf of victims has earned praise from both former clients and opposing counsel, who often recommend her to victims seeking highly skilled legal counsel.
Jeanne’s practice includes litigating disputes involving sexual harassment, pregnancy and gender discrimination, as well as civil cases involving sexual assault, rape and gender-based violence that occur in connection with work as well as in other contexts.
“Jeanne Christensen is a very talented and knowledgeable lawyer on employment discrimination matters.”
–Chambers & Partners
As a result of her and Wigdor’s reputation to litigate aggressively and try cases when necessary, along with Jeanne’s superior negotiating skills, she is regularly able to secure favorable settlements prior to the filling of any lawsuit or other litigation. Jeanne’s trial verdicts, arbitration awards and confidential settlements at Wigdor total well over 100 million dollars.
Jeanne’s handling of numerous high-profile employment cases has resulted in frequent media appearances including CNN, Good Morning America, Megyn Kelly Today, Access Hollywood, the BBC, NPR, NBC, ABC, CBS and more.
She is regularly quoted as a legal expert in leading media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, New York Law Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, TIME Magazine, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Financial Times, Barron’s, Law360, The Guardian, The Chicago Tribune, Adweek, CNET, Recode and many more. She was profiled in The American Lawyer for her work handling prominent sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases, and authored an op-ed about New York’s landmark passage of the Adult Survivor’s Act, in the New York Daily News.
“She is terrific and so smart.”
–Chambers & Partners
In connection with #MeToo, she appeared in The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret, a film about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.