Christina M. Heischmidt Partner




Christina Heischmidt focuses her practice on employment and labor law. She has significant experience handling complex employment and wage-related litigation and counseling matters for a range of employers including in the area of higher education, transportation, nonprofit, IT firms and hospitality. She has represented clients successfully before agencies and courts at the local, state and federal level. Christina’s work has involved discrimination race, color, sex (including gender, sexual harassment and discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, etc.), national origin, age, religion, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, family and caregiving responsibilities, and disability. Christina also regularly conducts internal investigations for clients on workplace claims.

In addition, Christina has provided advice and counseling to a number of clients on employment matters and assisted employers in developing employee handbooks and other employment-related policies and procedures. She regularly provides presentations and training for employers on a wide range of EEO and fair housing issues.

Christina also focuses her practice on fair housing litigation and counseling matters. She regularly defends residential property owners and management companies in agency investigations and lawsuits at the local, state and federal level. She has successfully defended and achieved favorable settlements at mediation for a number of clients before the EEOC, HUD, and various state agencies and courts.

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Christina represented small businesses and government contractors in an advisory role, and handled complex litigation before state and federal courts and regulatory bodies. She also has experience in general business litigation matters and government contracts.