Christine Bestor Townsend

Of Counsel Milwaukee

Christine counsels her clients on a full range of labor and employment issues. She has frequently represented employers in litigation, successfully obtaining preliminary injunctions in matters related to restrictive covenants and trade secrets. She also regularly advises clients on the legal aspects of personnel decisions, employment policies, and employment agreements.

She began her legal career as a litigator in the Intellectual Property department of a national firm’s Chicago office. Christine continued her career in the labor and employment group of a firm located in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a frequent speaker on employment matters and has published articles on the subject.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • President, Virginia Law Women (2008-2009)
  • Former Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa


  • Ogletree Deakins Managing a Workforce in 2019 - ''Reality HR: How To Untangle The Multiple Strands And Maintain Control Of Reasonable Accommodation Requests'' - Kohler - September 21, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Managing a Workforce in 2019 - ''Top 10 FMLA Mistakes'' - Kohler - September 20, 2018
  • Private Client Training - ''Respectful Workplace: Anti-Harassment Training'' - June 06, 2018
  • Private Client Training - ''Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era'' - May 17, 2018
  • Private Client Training - ''Harassment, ADA, Investigations'' - May 02, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Briefing - ''Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era'' - Brookfield - April 11, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Employment Law Briefing - ''Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era'' - Madison - April 05, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''The Laws Have Not Necessarily Changed, But Perhaps Society Has: What To Do Post #MeToo'' - Brookfield and Madison - April 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - ''Beware the Trap: Covenants Not to Compete in Wisconsin'' - March 15, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - ''Confidentiality and Non-Competes Wisconsin Style'' - March 15, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins "Reel Ethics" Briefing - ''What Hat Are You Wearing? Attorney—Client Privilege'' - Waukesha - January 17, 2018

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