Frantz Ward is pleased to announce Christina E. Niro
, Partner in the firm’s nationally-recognized Labor and Employment Practice Group, is named to the YWCA of Greater Cleveland’s 2019 Distinguished Young Women
. The YWCA selected 15 women to receive this award because they are making a difference in Northeast Ohio through their career accomplishments, community involvement, and their commitment to YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
Christina advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, from discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and harassment, to cases involving contract disputes, restrictive covenants, trade secret theft and misappropriation, and unfair competition. She has litigated and tried cases in state and federal courts and frequently represents employers in various state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and the Department of Labor. Christina also provides employers of all sizes with day-to-day preventive counseling on employment topics such as FMLA and ADA compliance, employee discipline, litigation prevention strategies, employee handbook and policy development, and adherence to state paid sick leave laws. She is OSHA 30 certified and represents and advises employers in all phases of compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act, state administrative safety regulations, and related workplace safety issues. Christina also conducts in-housetraining on a variety of employment law topics to help employers understand, prevent and correct discrimination in the workplace.
Christina serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities Corporation and the Northeast Regional Advisory Board for the Children’s Hunger Alliance. Christina is named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Litigation-Labor and Employment and is recognized on the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. She earned her J.D., cum laude
, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and her B.A., summa cum laude
, Phi Beta Kappa, Honors College at Denison University.