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Kristin Anders Lawson is Counsel in Leech Tishman’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights and Litigation Practice Groups. She is based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Kristin is well-versed in bankruptcy & creditors’ rights issues and in a variety of employment, media, healthcare and corporate litigation matters.

In terms of Kristin’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights experience, a significant portion of her practice has included representing creditors, debtors and creditors’ committees in a wide variety of bankruptcy and collection matters including bank financing and workouts, foreclosure and receivership actions, confession of judgment proceedings, landlord/tenant litigation, bankruptcy claims litigation, DIP financing, cash collateral orders, disclosure statement and plan confirmation issues, relief from automatic stay, assumption and rejection of executory contracts and unexpired leases and preference and fraudulent transfer litigation.

Regarding Kristin’s involvement with business and litigation matters, she has represented corporate, institutional, and individual clients on a range of issues relating to media, privacy, First Amendment, public access, healthcare, trademark infringement, unfair competition, tortuous interference, ERISA, corporate governance, fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, products liability and negligence. In addition, Kristin has also routinely counseled corporate clients on other diverse business issues relating to insurance coverage, non-competition covenants, antitrust, defamation, trade libel, trademark and copyright right, acquisitions, leasing, financing and commercial transactions.

Academics

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.S. in Finance, The Pennsylvania State University

Court Admissions

Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Experience

Kelly Hayden, LLC
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (now K&L Gates LLP)

Publications

LDRC 50-State Survey: Media Privacy and Related Law (1995-1996 and 1996-1997)
1996 MBA Legal Issues Seminar
Banking Law Journal (Volume 128)

Reported Cases

Lukes v. Department of Public Welfare, 976 A.2d 609 (Pa. Cmwlth 2009)
Bartlett v. Bradford Publishing, Inc., 885 A.2d 562 (Pa. Super. 2005)
DeMary v. DeMary v. Latrobe Printing & Publ’g Co., 27 Med. L. Rptr. 1760 (Pa. C.P. Westmoreland Co. 1999)
Latrobe Printing & Publ’g Co., 26 Med. L. Rptr. 2409 (Pa. C.P. Westmoreland Co. 1998)