Christine Gerdes

Associate General Counsel

Email: cmgerdes@umich.edu

Telephone: (734) 764-0304

Fax: (734) 763-5648

(Download vCard)


Secretary: Denise Truesdell

Telephone: (734) 764-4503

Email: denitrue@umich.edu

Address:
Central Campus Legal Office
5010 Fleming Administration Building
503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1340

Primary Practice Areas

  • Faculty Affairs: Personnel, Policy Review and Interpretation
  • Academic Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Employment, Nurses and House Officers

Christine joined the University of Michigan Office of the General Counsel in 2008. Christine's practice focuses on faculty affairs, including personnel matters and policy review and interpretation. She also advises on the University's academic collective bargaining agreements and employment issues involving nurses and house officers.

Prior to joining the General Counsel's Office, Christine worked in Academic Human Resources at the University. Before returning to higher education, she worked as a management-side labor and employment attorney at Dykema Gossett. Christine has also held administrative appointments at Eastern Michigan University and with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Christine received her B.S. (English - Teaching) from Winona State University, her M.A. (Educational Policy and Administration - Higher Education) from the University of Minnesota, and her J.D. from Wayne State University.