Kristen is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's North America Antitrust & Competition Practice Group in Washington, DC. She advises clients on all aspects of antitrust law before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, US courts, and foreign competition authorities. She also defends clients involved in follow-on civil actions and assists clients with internal investigations and compliance programs.
Kristen also maintains an active pro bono practice. Her recent pro bono matters include obtaining withholding of removal for an individual from Honduras, obtaining USD 900,000 in compensation from the State of Maryland for a wrongfully convicted individual, and representing an individual in an innocence case in West Virginia.
Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Kristen was a Litigation Associate working on antitrust matters at another large international law firm.
During law school, Kristen was a Legal Research and Writing Fellow and represented clients before the D.C. Superior Court as a student-attorney in Georgetown's Domestic Violence Clinic. She was also a law clerk for the United States Attorney's Office in Greenbelt, MD.
Representative Legal Matters
- Representing a US environmental data provider against antitrust counterclaims alleging monopolization, standard manipulation, exclusive dealing, product bundling, and sham litigation.
- Representing a major luxury fashion brand against a no poach class action. Defendants’ motion to dismiss was granted and an appeal is ongoing.
- Represented a large U.S. medical company against antitrust and trade secret allegations and resolved the case with a motion to dismiss victory.
- Defended a Japanese suspension assemblies manufacturer in In re: Hard Disk Drive Suspension Assemblies Antitrust Litigation (MDL 2918) in the Northern District of California alleging price-fixing claims.
- Represented a technology company in arbitration dispute alleging antitrust claims resulting in dismissal of the antitrust claims.
- Advising a U.S. airline on compliance with a third party subpoena related to an acquisition in the airline industry.
- Advising a U.S. software company on compliance with a third party subpoena related to FTC antitrust allegations against a large social media company.
- Advised a global publishing company on compliance with a third-party subpoena related to an acquisition in the publishing industry.
- Advised a manufacturer of consumer products on the US antitrust aspects of commercial distribution contracts and a minimum advertising pricing policy.
Prior to joining the Firm, Kristen:
- Patterson Companies, Inc. – Trial counsel for Patterson Companies, Inc. in several federal court cases accusing the company of conspiring with its primary rivals to fix prices and boycott buying groups. The team achieved favorable settlements in two separate competitor boycott cases (SourceOne and IQ Dental, E.D.N.Y.), and resolved an FTC lawsuit, after an eight-week administrative trial, with no monetary penalty or independent monitor.
- Defended a Fortune 500 medical supply company against criminal investigation by US Attorney's Office relating to sales of restricted pharmaceutical products and related practices.
- Counsel for Zydus Pharmaceuticals in an action brought in New Jersey federal court alleging sham litigation in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act.
- Named, Pro Bono Hot List, The National Law Journal 2020
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2023)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York~United States (2020)
- District of Columbia~United States (2018)
- Maryland~United States (2017)
- Georgetown University (JD, cum laude) (2017)
- Patrick Henry College (BA Government, magna cum laude) (2013)
- "Trust (Your Employees), but Verify (What They Are Doing) and Keep the Verification." Home HealthCare Now, Volume 36 - Issue 2, March / April 2018
- "Government Contract Law: The Deskbook for Procurement Professionals, Fourth Edition," American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law, 7 February 2018