Overview

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 Expertise

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.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

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

Clerkships

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

Education

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
  • Looking to 2017: What Could Be Ahead for Drugs, Devices, and Mass Torts
    Co-author, Defense Research Institute, January 2017

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

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Food and Drug Law Section Council (Past President, 2016-17)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute — New Member Orientation Subcommittee; Young Lawyers Marketing Subcommittee
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society — Board Member; Membership Committee (Chair); Events Committee
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation — Board Member; Fundraising and Events Committee (Co-Chair)

Civic Activities

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
  • Lincoln International High School and BestPrep eMentoring Programs
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice — Program mentor

Honors

  • Minnesota Lawyer — Up & Coming Attorney, 2016
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-16
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Personal Injury: Products Defense, 2014-18
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