Krista concentrates her practice in complex commercial matters. She has defended companies and individuals against allegations of securities fraud, insider trading, and deceptive trade practices. She also has experience with antitrust, fiduciary duty, and intellectual property matters.
Krista has extensive class action experience, having defended consumer, investor, and employee class actions in various state and federal courts. She also represents clients across a variety of industries, including technology and manufacturing, in civil antitrust matters ranging from exclusionary conduct to price fixing. She regularly represents companies and individuals in disputes over intellectual property rights, including alleged theft of trade secrets and contractual disputes over intellectual property (IP) use limitations.
Select examples of matters handled by Krista include:
- Defended a putative class action against a financial institution alleged to have fraudulently induced consumers into mortgages they could not afford.
- Offensive and defensive representation of a Fortune 100 company in connection with business torts, breach of contract, trade secrets, and IP rights.
- Represented a consumer products and services company with a sales tax class action.
- Represented a global financial institution in a bankruptcy matter pertaining to interest owed.
- Represented a corporation in a deceptive trade practices putative class action, alleging unfair competition, fraud, and violations of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
- Represented a manufacturer seeking to enjoin and/or obtain damages from a competitor engaged in exclusionary conduct.
- Defended a Fortune 100 company against alleged price fixing by a purported competitor.
- Represented a corporate officer against allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty.
- Represented a bankruptcy trustee in a federal bankruptcy court matter involving breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer claims against multiple former officers and directors of a failed subprime mortgage lender.
- Preserved a $15.9 million verdict before the Ninth Circuit in a case involving complex real estate and contractual interpretation issues.
- Represented a Fortune 100 company and its officers in private plaintiff securities fraud and insider trading class actions.
- Represented an individual related to allegations of insider trading brought by the SEC.
- Represented an employer defending against class claims alleging improper compensation of employees.