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Bryan Schwartz Law Hires Attorney Maren I. Christensen at the Oakland-Based Civil Rights, Employment Law Firm

December 5, 2018 Oakland – Bryan Schwartz Law welcomes Maren I. Christensen as an Associate. She joins the firm after completing a three-year clerkship for the Honorable Martha Vazquez, United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico.

Prior to her clerkship, Christensen was a Litigation & Arbitration Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley Law, School of Law in 2013, where she was Editor in Chief of the Berkeley Journal of International Law, a student advocate in the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), and a research and teaching assistant. She held a summer law clerk position at the United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of California, Civil Division, in San Jose. Before law school, Christensen was an Accredited Representative at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago.

Christensen is a 2006 graduate of The University of Chicago and a 2010 masters graduate of The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Her scholarship on building rule of law in Afghanistan was published by the Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law in 2011. Christensen hails from Salinas, California, and is bilingual in Spanish.

Since 2009, Bryan Schwartz Law has dedicated itself to continuing the struggle for civil rights and equality of employment opportunity, and helping Americans from every background to achieve their highest career potential. The firm focuses on individual, class, and collective actions involving discrimination and retaliation, harassment, denied disability accommodations, whistleblower reprisal, wage and hour violations, federal employees' rights, and severance negotiations.