Kristiné M. Hansen, Associate

Kristiné's practice involves representing corporate and individual clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts in insurance coverage disputes. 

During law school, Kristiné worked for a major corporation to develop its political action committee and ensure compliance with state and federal elections laws and Federal Election Commission submissions, and she also conducted a review of international corrupt practices laws for an international membership organization.  Kristiné was the Executive Editor of the Journal of International law and two time competitor in The Annual William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.

Prior to attending law school, Kristiné served as political appointee for United States Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD).  Kristiné also worked domestically and internationally to advance the political and economic advancement of women and underserved populations through international development programs, legislative policy platforms, and leadership trainings for an international development firm and a non-profit progressive policy think tank.  

Select Representations:

  • Representing major auto parts manufacturer in complex litigation over insurance coverage for bodily injury claims.
  • Representing real estate investment firm in litigation over title insurance coverage.

Pro Bono Matters:

  • Representing a non-profit arts organization in litigation with its insurer.
  • Representing pro bono client in civil action against a local hospital to recover stolen assets.
  • Representing a nonprofit, nondenominational, educational organization in litigation with its insurer.
  • Filed an amicus brief in the following case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Maricopa County Branch and National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum v. Tom Horne, Attorney General of Arizona, in his official capacity, Arizona Medical Board, and Lisa Wynn, Executive Director of the Arizona Medical Board, in her official capacity, No. 141-17247 (2014) (amicus brief filed on behalf of the Black Women’s Health Imperative)—A case involving the constitutionality of Arizona’s prenatal nondiscrimination act. Issue addressed in the amicus brief is whether stigmatic injury is per-se non-cognizable as injury in fact to confer standing.

The D.C. Bar recognized Kristiné on the 2011 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll. 

Education

  • 2009 - J.D., Michigan State University College of Law
    • magna cum laude
  • 1997 - B.A., The George Washington University

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • Michigan

Professional Affiliations

  • Washington Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Associate Trustee 2013 - Present
  • Member, Moot Alumni Association of the of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Eliot-Hine Middle School, Fall 2012 – Present, Tutor
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