Kristin Madigan is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. Kristin focuses her practice on representing clients in high-stakes commercial litigation, privacy and consumer protection matters, and complex technology disputes. 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.
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.
- 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, and the San Francisco Bar Association.
Admitted to practice: California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit