Kristin Shepard

Kristin Shepard

Alston & Bird LLP

Recognized since 2023

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Litigation - Insurance

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Insurance and financial services companies turn to Kristin to defend their most complex and sensitive cases. She has defeated nationwide class actions at the pleadings and certification stages. Kristin also uses her knowledge of how insurance products are regulated and sold to help companies proactively identify and mitigate emerging areas of litigation risk.

With nearly two decades of experience, Kristin concentrates her practice on defending insurance companies and financial institutions in complex, high-stakes litigation. She has defended insurers in policyholder class actions, mass actions, and market conduct litigation, including underlying claims of consumer fraud, unfair insurance practices, RICO, and various common-law torts. Kristin also assists clients responding to insurance market conduct exams and regulatory investigations involving life insurance, annuities, and property and casualty insurance.

Kristin’s experience includes defending corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) carriers in litigation by policyholders and insureds. Kristin counsels clients on how to minimize class action risk, and is a frequent writer and speaker on class action defense.


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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Insurance

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