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Christina Holder promotes the firm’s core values of generosity, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit through impactful corporate pro bono projects. She has worked in both the law firm and civil legal services setting and has significant practice experience advising nonprofits, health care providers, and low-income individuals on a range of civil legal issues. At Lowenstein, her practice focuses on advising nonprofits and low-income entrepreneurs in transactional legal matters.
Christina practiced for eight years at an Am Law 200 firm in New York City as an associate in the Health Care & Not-for-Profit group, representing corporate clients in state and federal litigation, in addition to providing counsel on complex regulatory compliance matters and intellectual property rights. There, she chaired the pro bono committee of the firm’s women’s initiative while maintaining a substantial domestic and international pro bono practice that ranged from providing legal counsel to low-income entrepreneurs to representing clients in asylum applications and public housing administrative proceedings.
After graduating from law school, Christina was awarded the Uriel and Caroline Bauer Human Rights Fellowship and lived for one year in Zambia, where she designed a project to assess the compatibility of Zambia’s national development plan with its human rights laws.
Christina is the former chair of the Africa Committee of the New York City Bar Association and former representative of New York County Lawyers Association at the U.N. She is a frequent speaker on global pro bono issues, including for the ABA Section on International Law, and has spent time in Zambia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya working on diverse human rights and access-to-justice initiatives. She has also published on issues pertaining to economic and social rights, human trafficking, human rights based development in African countries, and atrocity prevention.