Kristin Shepard’s practice focuses on the defense of insurance companies and other financial institution clients in high-stakes litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. She has defended financial service companies in nationwide class actions, multidistrict litigation, and market conduct litigation – including underlying claims of consumer fraud, unfair insurance practices, RICO, and various common law torts. She has also defended corporate owned life insurance (COLI) carriers in litigation by policyholders and insureds, and advised clients on related tax matters.
In addition to her class action practice, Kristin has counseled clients in connection with market conduct exams and regulatory issues related to life insurance, annuities, and lender-placed insurance, using her background as a litigator to help clients proactively identify and reduce litigation risk.
Kristin is an editor of the firm’s Classified Class Action Blog, and a frequent writer and speaker on cutting-edge developments in class action law, including data breach class actions and cybersecurity litigation. She received 2017 and 2016 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards as a Top Author for Class Action Defense.
- Washington University (J.D., 2000)
- Washington University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1997)
- Phi Beta Kappa
- U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
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