Kristin M. Hadgis represents businesses in complex commercial, class action, retail, and product liability litigation in US state and federal courts, including appeals. She also advises clients that are the targets of government investigations and counsels them on risk management strategies. Although she has represented clients in many industries, much of Kristin’s work focuses on companies in the retail, financial services, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries.
In the healthcare industry, Kristin’s experience includes representing multinational pharmaceutical companies in attorney general litigation in state and federal courts, as well as in federal and state investigations, and defending a medical device manufacturer against product liability claims involving drug and insulin pumps and pacemakers. In the financial services sector, she has represented a national financial services company in consumer actions brought by state attorneys general and individuals, and a national insurance company in a federal investigation.
In the retail industry, Kristin routinely advises clients on a variety of operational matters including gift cards, loyalty programs, advertising, and eRecycling registration and requirements. She also counsels clients on privacy and data security compliance, and has handled data breach events.
She is a member of the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity Practice, retail practice, and Class Action Working Group. A contributor to the firm’s chapter in the leading treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, she also authors articles on defending class actions.
In her pro bono practice, Kristin represents children in dependency proceedings through the Support Center for Child Advocates. She also counsels pro bono clients in civil rights actions.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Kristin clerked for Judge Timothy R. Rice of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. While attending law school, she was a legal extern for Judge Juan R. Sanchez in the same court.
Ms. Hadgis’s recent experience includes:
Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in attorney general litigation in state and federal courts, including appeals.
Represented multinational pharmaceutical companies against states’ attorneys general in declaratory judgment actions seeking relief under state and federal due process and separation of powers provisions.
Represented a medical device manufacturer in product liability cases concerning drug pumps, pace makers, and insulin pumps.
Defended a national chemical company in its defense of a complex post-acquisition indemnification lawsuit seeking more than $800 million of damages.
Advises retail companies on a variety of operational matters including gift cards, loyalty programs, advertising, and eRecycling registration and requirements.
Represented a national insurance company in a federal government investigation.
Franklin & Marshall College, 2003, B.A.
Villanova University School of Law, 2008, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Clerkship to Judge Timothy Rice of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (September 2008 - April 2009)
Awards and Affiliations
Named 2014 Pennsylvania Product Liability Department Of The Year by The Legal Intelligencer