Kristen Richer counsels and defends clients in virtually all manners of consumer-driven litigation, including pharmaceutical and medical device, product liability, mass torts, consumer class action defense and regulatory advisement.
A skilled communicator and passionate advocate for her clients, Kristen has a record of delivering creative and proactive solutions – whatever the stage of the litigation and no matter her client’s place in the product supply chain.
With a background as a general commercial litigator, Kristen’s practice focuses on defending the manufacturers of major pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer health and beauty, and retail products in high stakes litigation.
Kristen’s experience spans various state and federal jurisdictions, including several multidistrict litigations and coordinated proceedings across the country. Her strengths range from managing discovery, to preparing and defending fact and expert witnesses, from drafting dispositive and critical motions, to negotiating and implementing individual and mass tort settlements for her clients.
Kristen is a proactive, strategic and pragmatic attorney. She prides herself on her ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, build consensus and coordinate strategy across attorneys and defense teams, and facilitate client objectives efficiently and with minimal business interruption.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Kristen served as a law clerk to the Hon. Julio M. Fuentes in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Los Angeles Business Journal, Women’s Leadership Series & Awards, Qualified Nominee, 2020
Law360 Rising Star, 2021