Cristell Fortune focuses her practice on global and domestic employment law matters. Cristell has particular experience in managing complex transactions (including mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings), conducting transactional due diligence, providing clients with strategic advice on potential risks and offering practical, business-oriented solutions.
Cristell regularly advises employers on employment law compliance, best practices, hiring and termination, litigation avoidance and harassment and discrimination matters. She negotiates and drafts employment, separation, award and restrictive covenant agreements, as well as personnel policies and other employment-related documents.
Cristell has conducted internal investigations and developed and facilitated trainings on topics including sexual harassment and performance management.
Cristell was a legal intern in the Special Victim’s Bureau for the Queen’s County District Attorney’s Office. During law school, Cristell was a note editor for the Columbia Journal of Race and Law, a member of the High School Law Institute and a member of the Black Law Students Association.
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