Kristin Shepard defends insurance companies and financial institutions in complex, high-stakes litigation. With nearly two decades of experience, Kristin represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide and is a trusted advisor in helping reduce litigation risk. She is a frequent writer and speaker on developments in class action law, including data breach class actions and cybersecurity litigation.

Litigation and Class Action

Financial services companies seek Kristin’s defense in nationwide class actions and multidistrict litigation. She is experienced in market conduct litigation, including underlying claims of consumer fraud, unfair insurance practices, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations, and various common law torts. 

Kristin also defends corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) carriers in litigation by policyholders and insureds.

In addition to her litigation practice, Kristin counsels clients in connection with market conduct exams and regulatory issues related to life insurance, annuities and lender-placed insurance. Applying insight from her background as a litigator, she helps clients proactively identify and reduce litigation risk.

Personal Interests

Kristin enjoys yoga and all things equestrian.


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


Washington University School of Law
J.D. (2000)

Washington University
B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1997)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Kristin maintains an active family law pro bono practice, primarily in conjunction with the Children’s Law Center and the DC Volunteer Lawyers’ Project.


  • JD Supra — "Top Author for Class Action Defense," Annual Readers' Choice Awards, 2016-17

Awards Methodology
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