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Christen M. Blend

Columbus
p +1 614.227.2086
f +1 614.227.2100
  • 41 South High Street
    Suites 2800 - 3200
    Columbus, OH 43215-6194

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Christen represents clients in a wide range of industries facing commercial litigation matters. Her experience includes both tort actions and a variety of contract disputes, including matters related to supply and distribution agreements, issues arising from print and internet advertisements, and breach of contract claims.

Christen’s practice also focuses on environmental matters — including issues related to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and Federal Clean Air Act. She has advised clients from the initial investigation stage through litigation, as well as provided counsel on regulatory compliance matters. Christen regularly represents clients in the utilities sector — from energy to telecommunications — before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. In addition, she is a regular contributor to the firm's Oil & Gas Law Report blog.

Christen also advises wireless telecommunications carriers and related construction enterprises on matters of new cell site deployment to build out legacy and state-of-the-art wireless technologies nationwide. Her experience includes providing counsel on issues and opportunities related to 3G and 4G LTE upgrades using macro, distributed antenna system (DAS), micro and small cell technologies. This also includes administrative permitting proceedings, zoning and rights-of-way disputes, and related litigation in federal courts arising under applicable federal laws, including the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.

While in law school, Christen served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Edmund A. Sargus of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
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