Photograph of Kristin J. Madigan

Government Experience

  • Federal Trade Commission—Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection (2015-2016)

Education

  • University of California, San Diego, B.A. (1999) cum laude with honors
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D. (2004)

Admissions

  • California

Languages

  • Spanish


Consumer Protection – The FCC and FTC Move into Closer Alignment


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Regulatory Forecast 2017

Kristin J. Madigan, Counsel San Francisco
kmadigan@crowell.com
Phone: +1 415.365.7233
3 Embarcadero Center, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Kristin J. Madigan is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups. Kristin focuses her practice on representing clients in high-stakes commercial litigation, privacy and consumer protection matters, and complex technology disputes and counseling involving new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, blockchain, and distributed ledgers. An experienced litigator, Kristin is also a former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) attorney with experience in the areas of privacy, data security, and consumer protection. Kristin is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Kristin served as an attorney at the FTC in Washington, D.C., in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. In that role, she led nonpublic investigations and prosecuted unfair and deceptive practices in privacy and data security matters within the FTC’s consumer protection authority.

Kristin joined the FTC following nearly a decade in private practice at another international law firm, where she represented clients in a broad range of high-stakes patent, trade secret, competition, and complex commercial litigation disputes in the fields of software, hardware, biotechnology, health care, and consumer products.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a major internet technology company in the Northern District of California in patent litigation involving software for mobile telephones and tablets, including preliminary injunction phase and a four-week jury trial.
  • Represented a global manufacturer in the Central District of California in complex commercial litigation involving copyright, trade secret, contract, and employment allegations, including a three-month jury trial.
  • Represented a major internet technology company in the Northern District of California and the Eastern District of Texas in patent litigation involving software for mobile telephones and tablets, including successful Federal Circuit petition for a writ of mandamus staying proceedings in Texas.
  • Represented a major internet technology company and several hardware manufacturers in the Eastern District of Texas in patent litigation involving software for mobile telephones and tablets, including successful motion for summary judgment of noninfringement, affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented a major biotechnology company and a national reference laboratory in the Central District of California in patent litigation involving genetic testing, including successful motion for summary judgment of invalidity, affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

Kristin earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the American Bar Association, the San Francisco Bar Association, and the ChIPs Network. She also serves as vice-chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law: Internet of Things.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit



Speeches & Presentations

  • "Mediation, Settlement Conferences, and Case Management," The Practice Program of the Northern District of California, Oakland, CA (July 18, 2018). Moderator: Kristin J. Madigan.
  • "AV Quarterback Session," Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2018). Presenters: Crowell & Moring Autonomous Vehicles Team.
  • "Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, Say Hello to Alexa": Litigation Involving the Internet of Things, ABA 2018 Section of Litigation Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (May 3, 2018). Presenter: Kristin J. Madigan.
  • "Speed to Market: The Race for Digital Transformation," Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 3, 2018). Presenters: Kent A. Gardiner, Cheryl A. Falvey, Paul Rosen, Laura Foggan, and Kristin J. Madigan.
  • "Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain & The Distribution Industry," HARDI's 2017 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV (December 3, 2017). Presenters: Matthew B. Welling and Kristin J. Madigan.
  • "Privacy and Cyber Threats - Practical Strategies to Limit Liability," San Francisco, CA (September 14, 2017). Presenters: Kristin J. Madigan and Nathanial J. Wood.
  • "Privacy and Cyber Threats - Practical Strategies to Limit Liability," Palo Alto, CA (September 13, 2017). Presenters: Kristin J. Madigan and Nathanial J. Wood.
  • "IoT Litigation and Liability Wake-Up Call," Second Internet of Things (IoT) National Institute, Washington, D.C (May 11, 2017). Presenters: Cheryl A. Falvey, Clifford J. Zatz and Kristin J. Madigan.
  • "Consumer Protection 2.0," Crowell & Moring Webinar (January 5, 2017). Presenters: Christopher A. Cole, Peter B. Miller, and Kristin J. Madigan.
  • "Consumer Protection Enforcement Activities and Compliance Strategies," LSI's 25th Annual Seattle Conference on Technology Law, Seattle, WA (December 2, 2016). Presenters: Christopher A. Cole and Kristin J. Madigan.
  • "Consumer Privacy Protection Update," Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel 28th Annual All Hands Meeting, Santa Clara, CA (November 16, 2016). Presenters: Jeffrey L. Poston and Kristin J. Madigan.
  • "HIPAA Update," Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel 28th Annual All Hands Meeting, Santa Clara, CA (November 16, 2016). Presenters: Jodi G. Daniel and Kristin J. Madigan.


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