Overview

Samantha Christensen is a litigation associate that assists clients in all aspects of complex commercial litigation.  She has significant experience in government practice, including drafting regulations and conducting investigations to ensure compliance with federal antidiscrimination laws.

Before joining Stein Mitchell, Samantha was Counsel to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, at the U.S. Department of Education, where she advised the Assistant Secretary on significant legal and policy issues including complex statutory and regulatory standards, changes in case law, proposed regulations concerning civil rights compliance, and the conduct of civil rights investigations. She routinely reviewed case determinations and ensured that investigations were conducted in accordance with the applicable regulations, case law, and established case processing procedures. She also played an integral role in drafting the Department of Education's new Title IX regulation which went into effect on August 14, 2020.

Prior to her work at the Department of Education, Mrs. Christensen was a Legal Fellow with the American Health Lawyers Association where she provided research on legal issues impacting the health care industry, drafted chapters for inclusion in the Association's healthcare publications, and copy edited various articles and other manuscripts submitted by contributing authors.

Education

Notre Dame Law School

  • JD., May 2018

University of Missouri

  • B.A. in English, magna cum laude, December 2014

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • District of Columbia (pending)
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