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Christina C. Brunty

Christina C. Brunty



  • Business & Commercial
  • Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security

WSG Practice Industries


Illinois, U.S.A.


Christina Brunty is an associate in the labor and employment practice group in Dykema’s Chicago office. Ms. Brunty’s practice focuses on a variety of complex employment matters, including state and federal employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination lawsuits.  In addition to labor and employment matters, Ms. Brunty’s expertise extends to defending manufacturers in products liability actions and advising commercial clients on compliance with antibribery and antiboycott laws.

Prior to law school, Ms. Brunty gained invaluable labor union experience while working in the legal department at Screen Actors Guild for two years.  In law school, Ms. Brunty worked as a research assistant for Professor Avishalom Tor, conducting research in the area of behavioral law and economics, and served as Editor-in-Chief for Volume 42 of the Journal of College and University Law.  She also completed an externship with the National Immigrant Justice Center in which she argued in front of the Chicago Immigration Court and helped secure asylum for her clients.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 2016


University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2016 University of California at Los Angeles, 2011
Areas of Practice

Business & Commercial | Dykema Delivers HR Innovation | Employment Litigation | Labor & Employment | Litigation | Privacy and Data Security


To Be or Not to Be (An Independent Contractor): DOL Seeks to Clarify Independent Contractor Test in Landmark Proposed Rule
Dykema, September 2020

  On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its first-ever proposed rule outlining a test for when a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  In its proposed rule, the DOL has created a new framework for the well-established “economic reality” independent contractor test...

Balancing Fourth Amendment Expectations in the Electronic Era
Dykema, July 2018

As rapid technological changes in the 21st century continue to expand the types and volume of private electronic information, the Fourth Amendment’s privacy protections are evolving. Originally, “Fourth Amendment jurisprudence was tied to common-law trespass” and provided protections against searches of property. See, United States v. Jones, 565 U.S. 400, 405 (2012)...

“Seismic Shifts in Digital Technology:” Supreme Court Creates Exception to Third-Party Doctrine for Cell-Site Location Information
Dykema, June 2018

After not disturbing the Third-Party Doctrine for more than 40 years, the Supreme Court created a significant exception to it inCarpenter v. United States. Slip Op., 16-402 (Jun. 22, 2018). Under the Third-Party Doctrine, individuals who voluntarily provide personal information to third parties are deemed to relinquish their legitimate reasonable expectation of privacy in that information...

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