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Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US

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kmadigan@crowell.com
Phone: +1 415.365.7233
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San Francisco, CA 94111

Kristin J. Madigan is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups. Kristin focuses her practice on representing clients in high-stakes complex litigation with a focus on technology, as well as privacy and consumer protection matters including product counseling, compliance, investigations, enforcement, and litigation that typically involves existing and emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, enterprise and cloud-based software, blockchain, and distributed ledgers. Kristin is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Kristin served as an attorney at the FTC in Washington, D.C., in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. In that role, Kristin led nonpublic investigations and prosecuted unfair and deceptive practices in privacy and data security matters within the FTC’s consumer protection authority.

Kristin joined the FTC after nearly a decade in private practice at another international law firm, where she represented clients in high-stakes patent, trade secret, competition, and complex commercial disputes through trial in the fields of software, hardware, biotechnology, health care, and consumer products.

Representative Matters

  • Representing a number of clients in connection with California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance.
  • Represented a major internet technology company in the Northern District of California in patent litigation involving software for mobile telephones and tablets, including preliminary injunction phase and a four-week jury trial.
  • Represented a global manufacturer in the Central District of California in complex commercial litigation involving copyright, trade secret, contract, and employment allegations, including a three-month jury trial.
  • Represented a major internet technology company in the Northern District of California and the Eastern District of Texas in patent litigation involving software for mobile telephones and tablets, including successful Federal Circuit petition for a writ of mandamus staying proceedings in Texas.
  • Represented a major internet technology company and several hardware manufacturers in the Eastern District of Texas in patent litigation involving software for mobile telephones and tablets, including successful motion for summary judgment of noninfringement, affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
  • Represented a major biotechnology company and a national reference laboratory in the Central District of California in patent litigation involving genetic testing, including successful motion for summary judgment of invalidity, affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

Kristin earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the American Bar Association, the San Francisco Bar Association, and the ChIPs Network. She also serves as vice-chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law: Internet of Things.

Education

  • University of California, San Diego, B.A. (1999) cum laude with honors
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D. (2004)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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FTC To Eye Facebook, Google Data Moves At Virtual Study Session Bloomberg Law (September 22, 2020)
Media Mentions
"Global Cross-Border Data Transfers (Part 1)," Crowell & Moring Webinar (September 16, 2020). Moderator: Kristin J. Madigan; Presenters: Ambassador Robert Holleyman, Maarten Stassen, Jarno Vanto, and Laurence Winston.
Speech/Presentation
"IoT and Privacy: An Orwellian 1984 or Something More?" ABA IoT 2020 Virtual National Institute (September 9, 2020). Presenter: Kristin J. Madigan.
Speech/Presentation
California Privacy Law Enforcement Risk Grows With New Rules Bloomberg Law (August 20, 2020)
Media Mentions
"California Approves Final CCPA Regulations," Privacy Law Alert (August 17, 2020). Contacts: Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Jeffrey L. Poston, Paul M. Rosen, Jarno Vanto, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Maida Oringher Lerner, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Mobile Applications For COVID Tracking & Tracing – Balancing the Need for Personal Information and Privacy Rights in the Time of Coronavirus," Privacy Law Alert (April 15, 2020). Contacts: Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Jeffrey L. Poston, Jarno Vanto, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Evan D. Wolff, Brandon C. Ge, Matthew B. Welling, Michael G. Gruden, CIPP/G, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert / Newsletter
"CCPA Enforcement on Track for July 1, 2020: Breaking Down the Latest Revisions to CCPA Proposed Regulations," Privacy Law Alert (April 1, 2020). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Poston, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Paul M. Rosen, Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Jarno Vanto, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert / Newsletter
"And So It Begins: The First CCPA Class Action," Privacy Law Alert (March 20, 2020). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Poston, Nathanial J. Wood, Paul M. Rosen, Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Gabriel M. Ramsey, Kayvan M. Ghaffari
Client Alert / Newsletter
"California Attorney General Releases Proposed Updates to CCPA Regulations," Privacy Law Alert (February 11, 2020). Contacts: Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Jeffrey L. Poston, Paul M. Rosen, Jarno Vanto, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Lee Matheson, CIPP/US/E/A, CIPM, PCIP
Client Alert / Newsletter
"NIST Floats Revised IoT Guidance as California Law Goes Into Effect," Privacy Law Alert (January 28, 2020). Contacts: Cheryl A. Falvey, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Kristin J. Madigan, CIPP/US, Jeffrey L. Poston, Paul M. Rosen, Paul C. Mathis
Client Alert / Newsletter

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