Biography

Christy advises clients in all aspects of litigation law, with a strong emphasis in the area of creditor rights and bankruptcy issues. She also has experience in the gaming law arena and a background in governmental affairs. She has been with the firm since 2007.

Insolvency Litigation

Christy primarily focuses in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights + Bankruptcy practice area; her experience comprises commercial litigation, receiverships, collection and more. She is experienced in prosecuting and defending bankruptcy litigation, pursuing guarantors, and optimizing clients’ outcome in insolvency forums.

Gaming + Sweepstakes Law

Another aspect of Christy’s practice is her work for clients with gaming and sweepstakes interests. Christy adds value by helping clients navigate charitable gaming, casino gaming, lottery and sweepstakes regulations. She also continuously monitors the current status of legislation, initiatives and pending litigation that affect client interests.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • Ball State University (B.A., 2004)
  • University of Oxford, England (Junior Year Abroad, 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Gaming Committee, member
  • Columbus Bar Association, New Lawyer Committee, co-chair (2011-2013)
  • Columbus Bar Association, Barrister Leadership Academy Committee, member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee
  • Franklin County Women Lawyers
  • International Masters of Gaming Law
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Central Ohio Network, co-chair (2009-2011 and 2013-2015)
  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2014
  • Ohio State Bar Association, member

Special Honors

  • Selected as an “Associate to Watch” for Bankruptcy + Restructuring by Chambers USA, 2015, 2016
  • Selected as an “Ohio Rising Star” by Law & Politics magazine
  • Selected as one of five international finalists for the 2012 IWIRC Rising Star award

Charitable + Civic Involvement

  • Certified Tourism Ambassador for Columbus
  • Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, Gold Award Review Committee (2011-2012)
  • Salvation Army of Central Ohio, Board of Directors, member