Kristin P. Housh is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm’s San Diego (Del Mar) office. Ms. Housh handles a variety of complex litigation matters, including:
- high-stakes contractual disputes
- false Claims Act qui tam actions
- government and internal investigations
- securities fraud lawsuits.
Ms. Housh also has significant pro bono experience including obtaining a reversal of summary judgment in an appeal before the Ninth Circuit on behalf of an incarcerated client denied constitutionally adequate medical care and bringing a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals who were denied access to the asylum process in violation of United States immigration laws.
Ms. Housh is active in the San Diego community and is dedicated to public service and promoting diversity. She sits on the advisory board for the American Bar Association’s Immigration Justice Project, is a member of the host committee for Equality California’s annual fundraising event, and is a member of Lawyers Club of San Diego.
While in law school, Ms. Housh served as a law clerk at the Williamson County Attorney’s Office in Georgetown, Texas, where she prosecuted misdemeanor criminal cases in both jury and bench trials.
- J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2012, cum laude, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, Submissions Editor
- B.A., Sociology and English, University of Southern California, 2009, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- California Federal District Courts
- United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- National hospital chain in a False Claims Act qui tam action alleging that the client used third-party developers as a conduit to pass kickbacks to physicians in exchange for their Medicare referrals
- Skilled nursing facility management company in False Claims Act qui tam action alleging that the client overpaid medical directors in exchange for their Medicare referrals
- Pharmaceutical company in bringing a securities fraud lawsuit against defendants who illegally obtained a large voting block of shares for the purpose of commencing a hostile takeover
- Municipality in the defense of five related breach of contract actions involving the use of a large tract of land on the US/Mexico border
- Government contractor in an internal investigation of alleged earnings management issues
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