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Kristen is an associate in the firm’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Global Commercial Disputes Group. As a member of that group, Kristen focuses her practice on commercial litigation and represents clients in a variety of areas including contract and business disputes, toxic torts, and products liability. At Reed Smith, Kristen has taken and defended a number of depositions. Kristen is also a member of the Retail, Franchise & Distribution Team where she represents franchisors and others in distribution networks in connection with various matters, including regulatory and business compliance and dealer termination.


  • University of Illinois, 2016, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Rickert Award Winner
  • University of Michigan, 2012, B.A.

  • Illinois

  • Spanish