Frantz Ward is proud to share that Christina Niro, Partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, is named to the 2021 Women Worth Watching list by the Profiles in Diversity Journal. The women selected for this award provide change in their workplaces and in the world through contributions and achievements in leadership, executive responsibility, professional achievements, innovation and mentorship. They also represent diversity within their spheres of influence. The list is comprised of women in leadership from across the country and in many different industries including national and international corporations, law firms and financial institutions. The 2021 honorees are profiled in the 2021 Third Quarter issue of the Diversity Journal.
Profiles in Diversity Journal is a quarterly publication dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, STEM, and higher education sectors. Since 1999, Diversity Journal has profiled visionary leadership, innovative programs, and individual commitments that make organizational change happen.
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 topics such as FMLA and ADA compliance, compliance with state and federal cannabis laws, employee discipline, litigation prevention strategies, and employee handbook and policy development. She is named to both the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, as well as The Best Lawyers in America list in the area of Litigation-Labor and Employment. Christina earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and her B.A. from Denison University.