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Amy Christen

Partner at Dykema Gossett PLLC
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Amy M. Christen is a Member with Dykema Gossett PLLC and practices in all areas of employee benefits law. Her experiences involve compliance and design of qualified retirement plans (including governmental and private sector defined benefit plans and profit sharing and 401(k) plans), sections 457 or 403(b) plans, SEP or other nonqualified plans, and health and other welfare plans (including health care reform (PPACA), cafeteria plans, severance plans, COBRA and HIPAA issues); advising clients on employee benefit concerns in mergers and acquisitions; and ERISA litigation.
She was named a Leading Employee Benefits; Executive Compensation Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2012, 2013 and was also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America; 2013, copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC. She is a frequent speaker on various employee benefits topics, including Health Care Reform, PPACA, HIPPA and ERISA and has written updates and analysis of several employee benefits-specific acts.

About Me

What is the focus of your practice?
My practice is focused on all areas of employee benefits law. My experiences involves compliance and design of qualified retirement plans (including governmental and private sector defined benefit plans and profit sharing and 401(k) plans), sections 457 or 403(b) plans, SEP or other nonqualified plans, and health and other welfare plans (including health care reform (PPACA), cafeteria plans, severance plans, COBRA and HIPAA issues); advising clients on employee benefit concerns in mergers and acquisitions; and ERISA litigation.
What honors or awards have you received?
I was named a Leading Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2012-2016. I also was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2013-Present. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC. I was named a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2015-2016.

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Associations

Association Position
American Bar Association Member
Oakland County Bar Association Member
State Bar of Michigan Member

Education

School Degree Graduation Year
The Ohio State University B.A. 1989
University of Toledo College of Law J.D. 1995

Contact Information

Dykema Gossett PLLC

39577 Woodward Ave Ste 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304