Christina H. Bost Seaton

Associate

New York
Business Phone: 212.704.6440
Business Fax: 212.704.5913

christina.bost-seaton@troutmansanders.com

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Christina Bost Seaton is an experienced commercial litigator with wide-ranging experience, including, but not limited to securities law, accountant's liability cases, and employment law. Christina has particular expertise counseling and litigating disputes concerning (1) restrictive covenant and trade secret cases; (2) whistleblowers; and (3) information security. Her restrictive covenant experience includes both counseling and litigating in numerous jurisdictions. Her whistleblower experience includes, but is not limited to, the False Claims Act, Sarbanes-Oxley claims, and the Dodd Frank Act. Her information security experience includes, but is not limited to, counseling with regard to and litigating cases involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Stored Communications Act, particularly in the restrictive covenant and trade secret context.

Christina is also well-versed in computer forensics and, as a member of the firm’s Electronic Discovery and Data Management practice, she advises clients on all areas of electronic discovery as well as other issues regarding law and technology. She also provides corporate training and assists clients in developing compliance strategies and personnel policies, including social media strategies.

Articles and Publications 

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • Mock Trial Participant, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Mid-Winter Meeting, March 2012.
  • “Developments and Issues Concerning the Protection and Disclosure of an Employer’s Confidential or Proprietary Information,” panel discussion before the Labor and Employment law club at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, March 8, 2012.
  • “Strategies & Techniques when Litigating Restrictive Covenants In New York”, CLE sponsored by the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the New York City Bar, September 21, 2011.
  • "Legal Trends: Tackling Issues Facing Your Nonprofit", breakout session at the New York Junior League conference on Nonprofit Excellence: Thriving In A Changing Landscape, May 12, 2010.
  • "Legal Responsibility: Understanding Key Issues," a lesson that is part of the Leadership Through Governance: Training Volunteers Through Nonprofit Board Membership course administered bi-annually by the Nonprofit Boards Clearinghouse Committee of the New York Junior League.
  • “Bridging the Gap: Transforming Preparation into Practice”, Annual Meeting of the Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association, January 30, 2009.
  • "Conquering Burnout", New York Junior League University-May 10, 2007. 
  • Say Ciao to Chow Mein: Conquering Career Burnout for All Avenues NY, a business and social networking group, on October 18, 2006.

Media Appearances

  • The Alan Colmes Show, March 24, 2006
  • Hannity & Colmes, March 20, 2006
  • The Hugh Hewitt Show, March 10, 2006

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Commercial and Federal Litigation Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Labor & Employment Law Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Business Torts Litigation Committee, American Bar Association Section of Litigation
  • Employment & Labor Relations Committee, American Bar Association Section of Litigation
  • Member, Junior Junior League Committee of the New York Junior League
  • Alumni Interviewer, Yale Alumni Schools Committee
  • Class Agent, Yale Alumni Fund
  • Secretary of Yale College Class of 2001
  • Activities Committee of the Yale Club of New York City
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

Rankings and Recognition

  • Super Lawyers New York Metro Edition Rising Stars (2011–2014)
  • Super Lawyers Top Women Lawyers in the New York Metro Area--Rising Star in Business Litigation (2012)
  • Distinction in the Political Science Major, Yale University
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
  • NYU Journal of International Law & Politics, Senior Symposium Editor
  • Semi-Finalist, Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition
  • 2006 James C. Roberts Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Award
  • 2008 Recipient of New York City Bar’s Thurgood Marshall Award
  • New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2005-present
  • Associate, Jenkens & Gilchrist Parker Chapin LLP, 2004-2005

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Education

  • New York University, J.D., 2004
    Senior Symposium Editor, NYU Journal of International Law and Politics
    Semi-finalist, Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition
  • Yale University, B.A., 2001
  • The Moscow Institute for Advanced Studies, International University of Moscow, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish