Christine E. Webber
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20005
t: 202 408 4600
f: 202 408 4699
Christine Webber, a Partner at the Firm and a member of the Civil Rights & Employment practice group, joined Cohen Milstein in 1997. Ms. Webber represents plaintiffs in class action employment discrimination and Fair Labor Standards Act cases. Ms. Webber's current docket includes Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (N.D. Cal.), challenging Wal-Mart’s treatment of women employees with complaints of discrimination in pay and promotion; and In re Tyson Foods FLSA MDL, (M.D. Ga.), a collective action involving FLSA claims at over 40 Tyson chicken processing plants. Ms. Webber was also counsel to the plaintiff class in Keepseagle v. Vilsack, and is currently administering the claims process through which $760 million of relief will be awarded to Native American farmers and ranchers who were denied loans or loan servicing by the USDA. Ms. Webber was part of the team recognized by Public Justice as finalists for their Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2011 for the work done in Keepseagle.
She represented plaintiffs in Beck v. The Boeing Co. (W.D. Wash.), a class action alleging sex discrimination in compensation and promotions which settled in 2004 for $72.5 million. She was also lead counsel in Hnot v. Willis (S.D.N.Y.), representing a class of women at the vice-president level and above whose challenge to sex discrimination in compensation resulted in a settlement averaging $50,000 per class member in 2008. She was counsel in Trotter v. Perdue (D. Del.), representing plaintiffs who were wrongly denied payment of overtime wages, and obtaining a $10 million settlement.
In 2004 and 2007, Ms. Webber was named one of the Top Lawyers in Washington, D.C. by Washingtonian Magazine and was named one of the 2007, 2012 and 2013 Washington, D.C. Superlawyers. In 2011, Ms. Webber was recognized as one of the Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast in the labor and employment category by Arrive magazine.
Ms. Webber is a member of the National Employment Lawyers' Association (NELA) and co-chair of their Class Action Committee. She is also co-chair of the Class Action Sub-committee of the D.C. Bar Labor and Employment Law Section. She speaks regularly at CLE programs on employment discrimination and class actions, including presentations for NELA.
She graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Government (magna cum laude, 1988) and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991, Order of the Coif). Following law school, Ms. Webber clerked for the Honorable Hubert L. Will, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
Ms. Webber is admitted to practice in Illinois and the District of Columbia.