Overview

Christine Fuqua Gay is a lawyer in Holland & Knight's Miami office who represents employers on a broad range of employment and labor law matters. Ms. Gay represents management clients in matters arising out of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and other federal, state and local laws, in addition to claims arising out of employment agreements. She drafts, defends and enforces restrictive covenant agreements, and she has experience defending against wage and hour actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including collective and class actions. Ms. Gay has represented numerous clients in claims brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act dealing with public accommodations, including claims related to websites. Additionally, Ms. Gay has extensive labor arbitration experience and has represented employers in numerous proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Ms. Gay also assists corporate clients with employment-related due diligence for corporate transactions.

In addition, Ms. Gay regularly provides training on sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention, as well as employee discipline and termination, and performance evaluations.

Ms. Gay also has experience in appellate proceedings. She has authored a brief and argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and has authored briefs for the Florida First District Court of Appeal.

Ms. Gay participated in Holland & Knight's 2016 Rising Stars program, an intensive and dynamic educational, leadership and marketing training program designed to promote women within the firm. She also serves as a coordinator for the Miami office's Women's Initiative.

While attending Brown University, Ms. Gay was a four-year varsity athlete on the women's crew team.

Credentials

Education
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Brown University, B.A., American Civilization
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Rising Star, Class of 2016
  • Most Effective Lawyer Finalist, Pro Bono, Daily Business Review, 2014
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2013-2016
  • Best Oralist, Best Brief and Best Overall by the Florida Supreme Court in the Intramural Final Four Moot Court Competition, 2004
  • University of Florida Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board, former President

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