Christine D. Hanley

Christine D. Hanley

Partner - Senior Status / West Palm BeachMelbourne

Christine Hanley is a compliance generalist; her practice focuses on regulatory issues affecting the employment relationship. 

She develops human resources policies, programs and training courses. Her legal expertise includes internal investigations, litigation, arbitrations, mediations, negotiations, administrative hearings and affirmative action compliance and plan development.

Christine is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Florida Bar and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). She is also recognized as a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) designation by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

Representative Experience
  • Provided legal direction and practical guidance to municipal employer in the conversion of its pension benefit from a defined benefit plan to a defined contribution plan.
  • Counseled and advised dozens of employers seeking to cure FLSA compliance deficiencies.
  • Strategized and facilitated organizational reengineering effort involving over 100-member information technology department.
  • Provided legal direction and practical guidance to scores of federal government contractor employers ranging from those just subject to the coverage thresholds to national employers with over 30,000 employees in developing and implementing their affirmative action programs and in complying with their related obligations.
  • Per Florida Bar rules, information on litigation and other legal successes has not been disclosed but is available upon request.
Honors & Awards
  • "2017 Women in the Law" by Best Lawyers magazine
  • Selected to Profiles in Diversity Journal's 2015 "Women Worth Watching" list
  • Named one of Boca Raton's "Expert Lawyers of 2016" by the Boca Raton Observer.
  • 2014 Recipient of the Women in Leadership Award by the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment (2008-2021)
  • "Florida Super Lawyers," Super Lawyers magazine (2006-2020)
  • 2011 Women Extraordinaire Business Leader magazine
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches 2011 Athena Business Award
  • Florida Trend's "Legal Elite" (2010)
  • "Pro Bono Employment Law Award" (1999) and "Pro Bono Firm Award" (2010), Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches 2010 Small Business Person of the Year Award
  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys Past Presidents' Award (2006)
  • "Heavy Hitter in Human Resources" by the South Florida Business Journal (2004)
  • "Best of the Bar," South Florida Business Journal (2004)
  • Italian (Proficient)