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Christie practices in the area of white collar crime defense and complex commercial litigation, representing clients in health care, antitrust, securities, intellectual properties, RICO, and False Claims Act matters. She has litigated in state and federal courts in many jurisdictions, and in AAA and FINRA arbitrations. 

Career Highlights

Representative Cases and Achievements

  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky in Louisville
  • White collar criminal defense counsel for clients involving price fixing investigations, immigration matters, tax matters, False Claims Act, Contraband Cigarette Tax Act, among other things
  • Counsel represented a U.S. Corporation in a matter involving allegations of price fixing and bid rigging in the U.S. auto parts industry. Indictments were brought in federal court in the Southern District of Ohio. Following extensive discovery and numerous proffers, the Antitrust Division of the DOJ dismissed the indictment against the U.S. Corporation and two former employees
  • Counsel for corporations, health care providers, durable medical equipment providers and individuals in numerous matters involving OIG and Grand Jury investigations of healthcare fraud and antitrust violations
  • Represented numerous parties in matters involving the False Claims Act in the context of long term care providers
  • Antitrust advice to clients relating to mergers and acquisitions and disputes regarding distribution, franchisor-franchisee relations and pricing
  • Counsel for a major sporting goods manufacturer in multi-district federal litigation involving antitrust and tortious inference claims in the context of rule-making by a private standard-setting organization
  • Counsel for national tobacco company in federal litigation involving copyright infringement
  • Counsel for several brokers/dealers and financial institutions in NASD and federal court involving securities matters
  • Counsel for nationally ranked general contractor and construction company in federal litigation involving the False Claims Act in the context of a qui tam action
  • Represented U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell as amicus curiae in Martin v. Commonwealth (Ky. 2003)
  • Outstanding Volunteer Attorney Award – 2003, 2007 – Legal Aid Society of Louisville
  • Certified Mediator by International Center for Dispute Resolution


  • Louisville Bar Foundation Fellow, 2018
  • Bingham Fellows, 2017
  • Named to Louisville Magazine “Top Lawyers” List in the area of Criminal Defense Law – White-Collar, 2012-2017
  • Recognized in the Kentucky Super Lawyers® lists, 2013-2019


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association
  • Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Courts, Member, 1998-2001
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Community Involvement

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Legal Aid Society, Board of Directors
  • Legal Aid Association Justice for All Campaign, Chair, 2017
  • Legal Aid Associates Campaign, Past Firm Chair
  • Legal Aid Society Volunteer Lawyer Program, Liaison
  • Center for Women and Families, Records Subpoena Response Team, Liaison
  • Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Board of Directors


Contributions & Published Works

  • "What Attorney - Client Privilege Means in Kentucky," Super Lawyers, March 16, 2018
  • Co-author, Chapter 2, “The Attorney-Client Relationship,” Kentucky Civil Practice Before Trial, 4th Edition, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2017
  • "Felony Mediation in Jefferson County – Restorative Justice at Last?" Louisville Bar Association Bar Briefs, April 2014




  • Professionalism and Civility Dinner, Facilitator, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, August 8, 2018
  • Ethical Considerations For Healthcare Attorneys Handling Internal and Governmental Investigations, June 2018
  • 2010-2014 KBA New Lawyer Program: The Nuts and Bolts of Mediation
  • Best Practices For Managing Your Product Distribution Networks
  • False Claims Act 101
  • Terminating the Distributor Relationship
  • Criminal Aspects of Price Fixing
  • Defending the Witness, Subject and Target
  • Mandatory Reporting, under Kentucky law and HIPAA
  • Guide to State & Federal Courts



University of Louisville, A.S., 1981
University of Louisville, B.A., 1993
University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 1997

  • Kentucky
    Kentucky Supreme Court
    Supreme Court of Ohio
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
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