Christine E. Hollis

Director of Attorney Recruiting, Development and Diversity

[email protected]

Phone: 312-360-6629

Fax: 312-360-6520

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!” – Maya Angelou  

I believe it’s important to set goals for yourself in life – whether they be small or large.  But be prepared to know what you’re going to do once you achieve those goals.  What does it mean for your future?  How will it change you, your well-being and/or your trajectory?  Envision the end result and be prepared to receive it!



Christine Hollis serves as the firm's Director of Attorney Recruiting, Development and Diversity, implementing the strategic initiatives of the Recruiting, Management and Executive Committees with respect to the hiring of associates and lateral partners across all offices.  Christine provides leadership to and works closely with the recruiting committee to develop and implement effective recruiting efforts ensuring the firm’s success in attracting and retaining top legal talent.  

Utilizing her background in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, she continuously creates, develops and implements effective and innovative processes for all aspects of the recruiting life cycle.  Christine also manages the successful integration of all lateral associates and partners, facilitates lawyer training programs and initiatives as well as oversees the firm's CLE programs.  Prior to joining Freeborn, Christine worked in attorney recruiting capacities at both Barnes & Thornburg LLP and McGuireWoods LLP.

As Director of Diversity and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Christine administers the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and oversees the development and implementation of programs and services that measure, monitor, promote and effectively increase diversity within the firm.  Some of these initiatives include the firm’s Diversity Scholarship Award and our Summer Mentorship Program.

Christine considers herself a “foodie” and is always interested in trying new cuisine.  She’s a native Chicagoan and enjoys seeing how the city has changed over the years, but has yet to visit the Skydeck in the Willis (fondly noted as the Sears) Tower.

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • National Association for Law Placement
  • Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators
  • Society of Human Resources Management