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Kaitlyn Stone
OVERVIEW

Kaitlyn E. Stone
She/Her
Associate

New Jersey

55 Madison Avenue
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960

P 973-775-6103

F 973-775-6102

OVERVIEW

Kaitlyn E. Stone
She/Her
Associate

New Jersey

55 Madison Avenue
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960

P 973-775-6103

F 973-775-6102

Kate Stone provides a strategic and creative perspective in the defense of companies in a broad range of high-stakes litigation. A skilled and knowledgeable litigator, Kate quickly analyzes complex disputes, puts an effective game plan in place, and defends client interests in the most efficient way possible.

Kate Stone provides a strategic and creative perspective in the defense of companies in a broad range of high-stakes litigation. A skilled and knowledgeable litigator, Kate quickly analyzes complex disputes, puts an effective game plan in place, and defends client interests in the most efficient way possible.

OVERVIEW

Kate Stone provides a strategic and creative perspective in the defense of companies in a broad range of high-stakes litigation. A skilled and knowledgeable litigator, Kate quickly analyzes complex disputes, puts an effective game plan in place, and defends client interests in the most efficient way possible.

Kate counsels major pharmaceutical, medical device, and health and life sciences companies in product liability and mass tort matters. Her product liability experience is focused on prescription medications, medical devices and consumer goods. Kate’s practice primarily involves multidistrict litigation and coordinated state proceedings.  

A creative strategist, Kate has handled cases involving thousands of plaintiffs and those involving single-plaintiff disputes. She has deep experience in virtually all phases of product liability litigation, from fact and expert discovery through trial to verdict.  

Kate also has experience advocating for clients in complex business, commercial, and real estate litigation. She has defended clients in intellectual property, insurance defense, business tort, redevelopment, environmental and public contract disputes and class actions. A former Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division law clerk, Kate also has a deep understanding of successful appellate strategies and procedures.  

As a leader and passionate advocate, Kate also maintains an active pro bono practice in which she helps indigent clients obtain criminal expungements.

Professional and Community Involvement

Board of trustees member, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice 

Former co-chair, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Generation Now Young Lawyers Committee

Member, Product Liability Advisory Council 

Former member, Product Liability Advisor Council’s Future Leaders

Member, Essex County Bar Association Professional Committee

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021-23 and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action—Defendants, Product Liability Litigation—Defendants, Litigation—Real Estate, 2023 

JD Supra Top Author Readers' Choice Awards, 2021-22

New Jersey State Bar Association New Attorney Award for Pro Bono Service, 2019

Volunteer Lawyers for Justice Attorney of the Month, 2017

EXPERIENCE
Presentations
  • “Lessons from a Year in Crisis: Do’s and Don’ts of Crisis Management.” International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Speaks Podcast. (May 2022)
  • “EU Collective Redress Directive.” Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) Spring 2022 Conference. (Apr. 2022)
  • “Defining Your Role in Crisis Management.” Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) Spring 2022 Conference. (Apr. 2022)
  • “Potential Collective Consumer Lawsuits Coming to the EU – The EU’s Collective Redress Directive.” International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). (Dec. 2021) 
  • “The Promise and Peril of the ‘Remote’ Practice of Law: Maintaining Professionalism White Remaining Remote.” Essex County Bar Association. (Nov. 2020)
  • “A Roundtable on Corporate Risk Assessment and Strategic Crisis Management.” Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC). (Nov. 2020)
  • “Counsel’s Role in Business Crises: Anticipate, Avoid, and Learn from Catastrophes.” International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). (Moderator) (Nov. 2020)
Publications
  • Co-Author, “Protecting Proprietary Information in the Remote Work Environment: Issues to Consider." New Jersey Law Journal. (Sept. 2022)
  • “Protecting Trade Secrets in the District of New Jersey.” New Jersey Law Journal. (June 2022) 
  • “Protecting Trade Secrets: A New Jersey Overview.” New Jersey Law Journal. (Mar. 2022) 
  • “Lessons from a Year in Crisis: Do’s and Don’ts of Crisis Management.” IADC Defense Counsel Journal. (Jan. 2022) 
  • “Testimony of Witnesses In-State and Out-of-State: Issues to Consider Under NJ Law.” New Jersey Law Journal. (Dec. 2021) 
  • “The EU’s Collective Redress Directive—An Analysis of the Interplay with EU General Data Protection (GDPR).” Association for Data and Cyber Governance. (Nov. 2021) 
  • Chapter 7, “Pleadings and Discovery in Multi-County/Mass Tort Litigation”; and Chapter 22, New Jersey Choice of Law.” New Jersey Mass Torts & Class Action Treatise (Dec. 2020) 
  • “How In-House Counsel Can Assess Risks and Read Team Global Organization Threats.” ACC Docket. (Dec. 2020) 
  • “Crisis Management: From Anticipation to Action–Tactics for Multinational Companies Navigating Cross-Border Catastrophes.” Corporate Counsel. (Sept. 2020) 
  • “Crisis Management: From Anticipation to Action–Partnering for Success by Assembling a Top Notch Crisis Management Team.” Corporate Counsel. (July 2020) 
  • “Crisis Management: From Anticipation to Action–Red Teaming and Premortems.” Corporate Counsel. (June 2020) 
  • Chapter 22, “New Jersey Choice of Law; and Chapter 7, “Pleadings and Discovery in Multi-County/Mass Tort Litigation.” New Jersey Mass Torts & Class Action Treatise. (2020) 
  • “Partnering with Co-Counsel, Clients, and Business Personnel to Succeed in Cross-Border Litigation.” International Association of Defense Counsel. (July 2019) 
  • “It’s Harder To Withdraw From MDLs–For Good Reason.” Law360. (Dec. 2018) 
  • “Leveraging Pro Bono Outreach: A Professional Development Tool from Associateship to Partnership.” New Jersey Lawyer. (Oct. 2017) 
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