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Christen is an experienced attorney, mediation professional, author, and adjunct law school instructor who brings a variety of experiences to a multifaceted legal career.

She has an extensive background litigating complex intellectual property matters in state and federal courts, spearheading mass toxic tort actions, and co-managing ADR programs for institutional clients. She also works on cases where the government has passed laws that increase the threat of harm to women and children.

Christen is a neutral panel member with the United States District Court, Western District of New York. She is a regular volunteer for regional mediation competitions at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.

She has been a certified arbitrator and mediator for more than 25 years.

Christen is a long-time instructor at SUNY Buffalo, were she teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and environmental courses. She received the 2017 Kenneth Joyce for excellence in teaching.

She is licensed to practice in New York and Georgia. ​Christen graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, TN, and is a summa cum laude graduate of SUNY at Buffalo.

She has authored non-fiction books for law students and new lawyers, as well as novels that often center around environmental corruption. 

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