Speaker

Jones Ward

Speaker Bio

In herpractice at Jones Ward, Christina has beena key member of the Mirena PTC litigation team. Christina is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, and the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Christinarepresents injured womenin nearly every state across the country.

Christina has extensive knowledge and experience in every step of the litigation process from medical record review to pleading and orally arguing dispositive motions in federal court.

As aTrial Attorney in the Mirena PTC litigation, Christina has:

  • Successfully argued before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for the creation of MDL 2767;
  • Successfully pleaded and orally arguedSummary Judgment and Daubert motions in federal court;
  • Deposed and defended expert witnesses on issues in general causation, specific causation, pharmacology and toxicology, epidemiology, FDA regulations, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, ophthalmology, and neurosurgery;
  • Prepared and participated in case management conferences, including discovery protocol, protective orders, and scheduling orders;
  • Extensively reviewed and analyzedvoluminous electronically-produceddiscovery materials,expert reports and scientific literature;
  • Defended Plaintiff, fact witness, and treating provider depositions;
  • Prepared and participated in mediation and ADR procedures.

Christina has litigated in nearly every federal circuit, and has extensive knowledge of complexfederal and state specificproducts liability law includingDaubert, federal preemption law, and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine. She has briefed these and relatedissues in the United States District Courts for the Western District of Missouri, the Eastern District of Tennessee, the Central District of Illinois, the Northern District of California, the Western District of Virginia, the Northern District of Indiana, and the Northern District of Alabama, among others.

Christinais an active member of the American Association for Justice and the Kentucky Bar Association.

Christina is a native ofFarmington, Connecticut, and a 2012 graduate with honors of Western Connecticut State University in English Literature. She graduated from theUniversity ofLouisville Brandeis School of Law in May, 2015. While at the University of Louisville, Christina received theTop Grade Award in Jurisprudence, and focused her coursework on civil litigation and legal writing. Prior to joining Jones Ward, Christinaworked asa clerk in the area of family and probate law, and as a research assistant in the areas of Criminal Procedure and Domestic Relations. Christinaalso served as an Admissions Ambassador Coordinator andstudent memberof the Communications Committee.