Christine P. Payne

Partner | Chicago

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

Christine Payne is a nationally renowned eDiscovery thought leader and litigation strategist sought for her notable successes in bet-the-company cases. Christine handles all facets of discovery related to commercial and products liability litigation, restructurings, antitrust matters, and ongoing or anticipated investigations. Clients also turn to Christine for authoritative and trusted counsel on other information law matters, including technology initiatives, information governance, litigation readiness and data loss recovery. 

Christine’s clients range from Fortune 100 technology companies and accounting firms to healthcare laboratories and manufacturing companies. Christine’s innate understanding of technology and ever increasing legal shrewdness have earned the trust of clients across the globe. Further, Christine works diligently to share her knowledge and passion as a published author and recognized industry speaker.   

Christine recently secured a rare discovery ruling and sanction in a pro bono federal case accusing Houston officials of systematically ignoring their duty to get a timely probable cause hearing for people arrested without warrants or to cut them loose. (Juan Hernandez et al. v City Of Houston).

Before joining Redgrave, Christine was a partner with Kirkland & Ellis, where she served as co-chair of the Electronic Discovery Committee.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP:

  • Author, “Three Strategic Choices in E-Discovery,” New York Law Journal, February 2, 2018
  • Speaker, “Reinventing E-Discovery for the A.I. World,” Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists
  • Speaker, “Confidentiality & Privilege Protections in the Digital Age,” Council of Counsels, Office of the Governor
  • Speaker, “Obtaining and Using Evidence From eDiscovery, Social Media, The Internet of Things and The Dark Web; Subpoenas, Privilege, Brady, Encryption, Preservation,” White Collar Crime National Institute
  • Speaker, “Tying eDiscovery Strategy to Trial Strategy,” Masters Conference, 2017
  • Speaker, “Sanctions Under Amended Rule 37,” Seventh Circuit Pilot Program on Electronic Discovery
  • Speaker, “FRCP Amendments: Practical Implications and Discussion,” Masters Conference, 2016
  • Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Chicago, “Electronic Discovery Law and Problem Solving,” 2017 to the present
  • Lecturer, University of Texas School of Law, "Legal Research and Writing: Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy"

HONORS AND RECOGNITION:

  • Highly Commended by Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards for strategy in eDiscovery, 2017
  • Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing Volunteer of the Year Award

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT:

  • The Chicago Inn of Court

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Colorado at Boulder

STATES ADMITTED TO PRACTICE LAW:

  • Illinois
  • Texas