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Deverie J. Christensen

Office Managing Principal
Las Vegas

P 702-921-2466
F 702-921-2461



Deverie J. Christensen is Office Managing Principal of the Las Vegas, Nevada, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She practices in all areas of employment law, and has significant experience in the areas of employment discrimination and harassment, wage and hour law, and disability and leave laws.

Ms. Christensen represents public and private employers in a wide range of employment actions in administrative forums and state and federal courts, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and wage and hour actions. She also provides advice and counseling to clients, and has been a seminar speaker and trainer on maintaining a discrimination and harassment free workplace, conducting the employment relationship from hiring to firing, including performance evaluations, discipline and documentation, and the creation and use of employee handbooks.

Before joining Jackson Lewis in 2006, Ms. Christensen was a partner in one of Las Vegas, Nevada’s largest law firms. Ms. Christensen focused her practice in representing public and private employers in the areas of labor and employment law.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Nevada

Published Works

  • "Non-Union Employees Are Granted Union-Like Protection By National Labor Relations Board," Nevada Lawyer (December 2000) [Author]
  • "How To Fire Employees Without Making Them Cry," Broker & Agent Magazine (January 2000) [Author]
  • "Domestic Violence In The Workplace," Broker & Agent Magazine (January 2000) [Author]

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July 17, 2015
Employment Law 360

Deverie Christensen and Rick Sutherland Discuss Salt Lake City Expansion

July 17, 2015

Deverie Christensen and Rick Sutherland discuss Rick's move to Jackson Lewis in Law 360's "Jackson Lewis Adds Ex-Jones Waldo Atty to Salt Lake City." Subscription may be required to view article         Read More

July 14, 2015
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Adds Labor Lawyer Rick Sutherland in Salt Lake City

July 14, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (July 14, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its Salt Lake City office with the addition of Shareholder Rick J. Sutherland.  Mr. Sutherland, who joins Jackson Lewis from Jones Waldo, has experience representing... Read More

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November 19, 2013

Tip Pooling Valid Where Employer Distributes All to Employees, Nevada Supreme Court Rules

November 19, 2013

Nevada law permits employers to establish mandatory tip pools, even when the tip pooling procedure requires gratuities to be shared among employees of different ranks, so long as the employer does not keep any of the tips for itself, the Nevada Supreme Court has held. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC v. Baldonado, et al., 129 Nev., Advance Opinion 78... Read More

July 16, 2013

New Nevada Law Restricts Employer's Access to Personal Social Media Accounts of Employees, Job Applicants

July 16, 2013

Nevada has become the latest state to enact legislation restricting an employer’s access to employee and prospective employee personal social media accounts. The new law (Assembly Bill No. 181) prohibits Nevada employers from conditioning employment on disclosure of an applicant’s or employee’s personal social media... Read More

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Effective January 1, 2012, Employers Must Comply with Changes to San Francisco Health Care Ordinance
December 8, 2011

San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance has been amended to require additional obligations for covered employers with workers in the City and County of San Francisco.  The amendments will take effect January 1, 2012. Read More