Areas of Practice
Firm Management Positions
Women's Development Initiative, Member
Memberships and Affiliations
American Bar Association
Member, Steering Committee, White Collar Crime Committee of the American Bar Association of Philadelphia's Young Lawyer's Division
J.D., Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, 2004, with high honors
- Associate Editor, Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion
- Dean’s Merit Highest Scholar Award
- Dean’s Scholar
- M. Donald Kepner Award
B.A., The College of New Jersey, 2001, with honors
- The College of New Jersey Merit Scholarship
- Phi Kappa Phi Student-Faculty Research Scholarship
- Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society
- New Jersey
- Honorable James R. Zazzali, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey
Christine M. Pickel
Christine Pickel is an Associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice. She concentrates her practice in general litigation and is a member of the Firm's White Collar and Government Enforcement and Higher Education Practice Groups.
Christine's white collar experience includes work on corporate internal investigations and government investigations. She has represented a board member of a global medical device manufacturer as well as former employees of global pharmaceutical companies in connection with off-label marketing probes. Christine has also advised higher education clients on issues related to risk management, specifically with respect to compliance and preventing government investigations.
Christine's general litigation experience includes representing clients in matters before the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the Second and Third Circuits, as well as federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act cases.
Prior to joining Saul Ewing, Christine worked as a law clerk to James R. Zazzali, retired Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. In this capacity, she researched and wrote bench memoranda for the Court, researched legal matters, assisted in drafting and editing judicial opinions, and reviewed Petitions for Certification and drafted associated memoranda.
While attending law school, Christine participated in Saul Ewing's summer internship program, and was a judicial intern for the Honorable Jerome B. Simandle, a United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. She also was a teaching assistant for Legal Research & Writing and Moot Court I, and was treasurer of her law school's Women's Law Caucus. She also volunteered for the Rutgers Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project.
Articles, Alerts & Newsletters
- Spring 2013Independent Issues (The Newsletter for the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania)
- Spring 2013
- OCR Issues "Dear Colleague Letter" Addressing Equal Opportunities in Athletic Programs for Students With DisabilitiesJanuary 2013
- Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on Government’s Petition Regarding Judicial Participation in Plea NegotiationsJanuary 2013
- January 2013
- April 2012
- March 2012
- February 2012
- January 2012
- September 2011
- Take the Investigation Into Your Own Hands: Identifying and Minimizing Conflict of Interest Issues at Colleges and UniversitiesNovember 2008URMIA Journal
- Fall 2006