Brian J. Christensen

Brian J. Christensen: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Office Managing Principal and Office Litigation Manager at Jackson Lewis P.C. (879 Attorneys)
  • 7101 College Boulevard, Suite 1200, Overland Park, KS 66210
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Brian J. Christensen is Office Managing Principal of the Overland Park, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Christensen is a traditional labor attorney who advises unionized and union-free clients on a full range of labor and employee relations matters. He has represented numerous employers during arbitration proceedings and negotiations. His years of experience have given Mr. Christensen the ability to negotiate innovative collective bargaining agreements that provide his clients with years of stability and low costs. His primary focus is to foster relationships with labor that result in maximizing his clients’ operational flexibility to achieve their profitability and efficiency objectives.

Mr. Christensen also represents employers during union organizing drives. He brings a unique approach to resisting union organizing efforts that have resulted in an enviable win-loss ratio. He also represents clients in labor and employment law proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal, state and city administrative agencies. He regularly provides advice on a diverse range of workplace issues such as those relating to corporate transactions, best workplace practices and conducts management training on a broad range of topics. Through the years, Mr. Christensen's clients have included local, regional and national concerns in a wide array of industries such as healthcare, meat packing, transportation, arms and ammunition, not-for-profit, charitable institutions, retail, chemical, construction, cement, professional athletics, public education and various public entities, among others.

Prior to joining private practice, Mr. Christensen served on active duty with the United States Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps where he was a legal advisor to an overseas base commander and where he also tried numerous cases. He later served as the Vice President for Litigation, Records Management and Legal Systems for a Fortune 500 diversified financial services company. He is a frequent author and lecturer on topics ranging from labor relations and employment law to managing litigation and electronic discovery.

Honors and Recognitions

•Missouri Bar Association, W. Oliver Rasch Award (2012)
•Missouri Bar Foundation, fellow

Published Works

•“The War for Transgender Rights, What Every HR Professional Needs to Know,” Kansas SHRM: HR Kansas Connects Magazine [Author]
Employee Duty of Loyalty: A State by State Survey (ABA) [Contributing Editor, Brian Mahlsberger et al.]
Covenants Not to Compete: A State by State Survey (ABA) [Contributing Editor, Brian Mahlsberger et al.]
The Developing Labor Law: the Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act (BNA) [Contributing Editor, John E. Higgins et al.]
Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel (Thompson West) [Chapter Co-Author, Ch. 71 Employment Law: Robert L. Haig]
•“An Essential Guide to Attorney/Client Privilege and Work Product for the In-House Practitioner,” Journal of the Missouri Bar (January-February 2012) [Author]
•“Trade Secrets-Kansas,” Practical Law Company (2012) [Author]
•“The Expanding National Labor Relations Act and the Non-Union Workplace,” Journal of the Missouri Bar (November-December 2011) (Selected as Bar Journal Article of the Year by the Missouri Bar Foundation) [Author]

In the News

August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America , a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...

May 3, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 3, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S.The firm...

August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America , a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...


February 20, 2018

Ban-the-Box Laws in Spokane, Washington, and Kansas City, Missouri

State and local jurisdictions have continued to consider and enact legislation restricting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process. Two of the latest enactments are in Spokane, Washington, and Kansas City, Missouri.Some ban-the-box ordinances are...

May 9, 2017

Missouri Legislature Passes Sweeping Reforms to Employment Discrimination Law

The Missouri legislature has passed a bill that makes sweeping amendments to the Missouri Human Rights Act, including adopting the “motivating factor” standard for employment discrimination claims and excluding individuals from liability, among other things.The measure, Senate Bill 43, was passed in the House of...

February 6, 2017

Missouri Enacts Right to Work Law

Missouri has become 28th state to adopt a right-to-work law.Governor Eric Greitens campaigned on promises to sign “right-to-work” law if given the opportunity and the Missouri House of Representatives gave him that opportunity by passing Senate Bill 19 (SB 19) after hours of floor debates on February 2, 2017. Governor...


Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report
Missouri Federal Court Reminds Employers that Non-Compete Agreements are not Automatically Assignable
March 20, 2015

The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri has declined to enforce two employment agreements containing non-competition covenants because the employees who signed them had not contemporaneously assented to their assignment when their employer sold its assets to another company. Symphony Diagnostic Services No.

By Brian J. Christensen


Nov 1

Indianapolis, IN

Employment Law Update: Strategies for Minimizing Employer Liability

When November 1, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Location 7099 Spring Mill Road - Indianapolis, IN
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending

of the Missouri Bar Foundation

Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute Member:

bar & professional association memberships

American Health Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

International Association of Defense Counsel

Areas of Practice (6)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Professional Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(913) 981-1018  Phone
(913) 981-1019  Fax
University Attended:
Brigham Young University, B.A., 1990
Law School Attended:
McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1994
Year of First Admission:
Kansas - D. Kans.; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; Nebraska - D. Neb.; Missouri - E.D. Mo.; Tennessee W.D. Tenn.; Missouri - W.D. Mo.; 8th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2002, Missouri; 2015, Oklahoma; 1994, Kansas; 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•American Bar Association, Committee on Practice and Procedure Under the National Labor Relations Act, Regional Co-Chair
•International Association of Defense Counsel
•Kansas State Bar Association
•Missouri Bar Association, Committee on Labor and Employment, Past Chair

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