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Amy M. Christen Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1995


University of Toledo, J.D., magna cum laude

Ohio State University, B.A.

Amy M. Christen 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.

Before joining Dykema, Ms. Christen practiced employee benefits law for a boutique benefits firm and prior to that a major Detroit-based law firm. She also clerked for the Ohio Court of Appeals.

Memberships & Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Association, Labor and Taxation Sections
  • Oakland County Bar Association

Named a Leading Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Lawyer by Chambers USA, 2012-2017

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2013-Present. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Named a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2015-2017

Named a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the area of Employee Benefits Law by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2017. Law Bulletin Publishing Company