Location: Philadelphia, PA
Industry: Professional services
Shareholder and Attorney
Several years ago, Christina Reger perceived a trend, fueled in part by social media, that was leading to an explosion of employment litigation. As a shareholder and attorney at Bazelon Less & Feldman, P.C., she developed a new practice group that focused on working with small and mid-sized employers before they ended up as defendants in a lawsuit. Up until that time, the firm had mostly litigated on behalf of larger companies.
Fun Fact: When a member of the firm became ill and temporarily unable to shop, Reger organized the firm’s employees to donate all the food he would need during his incapacitation and then dropped it off at his home.
As part of her practice, Reger educates clients on changing employment laws, providing pointers on compliance and publishing handbooks and manuals — all in an effort to reduce lawsuits and keep state and federal agencies from knocking on clients’ doors. In addition to adding a new practice area to the firm, Reger completely revamped its marketing efforts and management of personnel. In 2011, she singlehandedly took ownership of Bazelon Less & Feldman’s rebranding initiative, overseeing the development of a new logo and website. Today, she continues to drive all the firm’s marketing initiatives.
In 2012, a partner at Bazelon Less & Feldman was stricken with a terminal illness without warning. Reger jumped in, roller up her sleeves and quickly became knowledgeable in the partner’s area of law, taking responsibility for 150 cases overnight. The partner had handled an important, high-volume client for decades, and Reger was successful in retaining that client.