Cristen manages large, complex national cases that primarily focus on consumer and product liability. She ensures that Kinsella Media’s notice programs are properly coordinated and implemented, applying best practices throughout the program.
Cristen leverages a deep understanding of various audiences and her personal expertise in organization, design, and writing to solve communication problems for our firm’s clients. She helps to ensure that Kinsella Media’s notices are understood by class members and comply with the F.R.C.P. Rule 23 requirement for “plain, easily understood language.” Her ability to translate complex information into functional plain language notices and other materials provides our clients with peace of mind against potential objections and evolving legal standards.
In addition, Cristen’s commitment to quality and attention to detail ensures Kinsella Media’s high standards are preserved. Her background includes market research in the publishing industry and television production.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
M.B.A. Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business (2009)
M.A. Professional Writing Carnegie Mellon University (2004)
B.S. Honors Biology (Minor Economics) Pennsylvania State University (2003)
SELECTED CASE EXPERIENCE
- In re Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Mtg., Sales Practs., and Products Liability Litig., No. 3:15-md-2672 (N.D. Cal.).
- In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 2311 (E.D. Mich.).
- In re Target Corp. Customer Data Security Breach Litig., MDL No. 14-2522 (D. Minn.).
- Glaberson v. Comcast, No. 03-6604 (E.D. Pa.).
- Scharfstein v. BP West Coast Products LLC, No. 1112-17046 (Or. Cir. Ct., Multnomah Cty.).
- In re Wirsbo Non-F1807 YBFs, No. 08-CV-1223 (D. Nev.).
- George v. Uponor, No. 12-cv-249 (D. Minn.)
SELECTED THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
- Co-Author, "Writing Better Jury Instructions: Antitrust as an Example," University of San Francisco Law Research Paper No 2016-12 (April 1, 2016).