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Deverie J. Christensen

Office Managing Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Las Vegas

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


Deverie J. Christensen is Office Managing Principal and Office Litigation Manager 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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July 18, 2017

Nevada Issues Official Notice for Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act for Immediate Posting

July 18, 2017

The Nevada Equal Rights Commission has issued an official Notice for the Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act. Under the Act, most employers with at least 15 employees must immediately: post the Notice in the workplace in a conspicuous place at their business locations, in an area that is accessible to employees; provide all... Read More

June 9, 2017

Make Room on Your Bulletin Board for the Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act Notice

June 9, 2017

Nevada employers must post a notice on the Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act immediately. Governor Brian Sandoval signed the Act into law on June 2, 2017, and the notice provisions took effect upon signing. All other provisions of the Act will take effect on October 1, 2017. Under the Act, most employers with at least 15 employees... Read More

July 26, 2016

Nevada Confirms Its Restrictive Covenant Law, But Rejects Blue Penciling

July 26, 2016

In the first decision to reach the Nevada Supreme Court on whether state district courts may modify or “blue pencil” non-competition agreements, the high court has concluded that doing so would violate Nevada law. Golden Road Motor Inn Inc. d/b/a Atlantis Casino Resort Spa v. Islam, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 49 (July 21, 2016). The 4... Read More

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Sexual Harassment Claims in Media and Entertainment: High Level Strategies on How to Prevent, Protect and Recover Your Reputation

November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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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