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Christine R. M. Kain



Christine Kain defends pharmaceutical, medical device, food and beverage, and other manufacturers in class actions, mass torts, product liability and consumer fraud cases.

Product Liability Experience

Christine has been involved in multidistrict and large-scale product liability litigation, with experience:
  • Managing offensive and defensive discovery issues
  • Conducting hundreds of depositions of opposing parties, doctors and expert witnesses 
  • Briefing and arguing procedural, discovery, dispositive and trial motions
  • Preparing witnesses for trial

Cross-Product Experience

Christine has served as national and local counsel in matters involving contraceptives, bisphosphonates, hormone replacement therapy, anti-psychotic medications, medical devices, asbestos, food recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks, and consumer fraud class actions.

Commercial Litigation

Christine also has significant experience as the lead lawyer in commercial disputes, general product liability actions and premises liability actions.

Personal Interests

A former teacher and paralegal, Christine enjoys spending time debating the importance of the Oxford comma (it is important), reading novels by Tad Williams and Jim Butcher, playing tennis, and spending time with her family.
Anatomy of Mass Tort Litigation
Anatomy of Mass Tort Litigation
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Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin


Minnesota Supreme Court, Hon. Alan C. Page, 2007-2008


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (2007)

University of Minnesota
B.A. summa cum laude (2000)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Faegre Drinker on Products – a blog addressing all things product liability that covers legal issues and developments of interest to product manufacturers and their employers

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center Legal Clinic
  • YouthLink Legal Clinic
  • Children's Law Center — Representing state wards and foster care youth in child protection proceedings
  • Represent asylum clients before Immigration Court

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Food and Drug Law Section Council (Past President, 2016-17)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute — 2023 Drug & Medical Device Conference Planning Committee
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society — Current Chair

Civic Activities

  • BestPrep eMentoring Programs


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Award, 2023
  • Minnesota Lawyer — Up & Coming Attorney, 2016
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-16, 2018-19
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Personal Injury: Products Defense, 2014-18
  • Benchmark Litigation — Future Star, Class Actions, Product Liability, 2020
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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