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Kristina represents companies and individuals in government investigations and commercial litigation. She regularly conducts internal investigations and counsels companies on compliance issues.
Kristina's practice focuses on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), securities fraud, and violations of U.S. economic sanctions. She has represented companies and individuals in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and other government agencies.
Kristina is experienced in FCA matters, having worked extensively on qui tam and government initiated FCA cases. Her representations include defending a Medicare Advantage Plan against allegations of upcoding patient risk assessments as part of an alleged physician kickback scheme in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). She is currently representing a Fortune 500 company in a billion-dollar action alleging FCA violations in the context of the Superstorm Sandy recovery effort.
In addition, Kristina has monitorship experience. For over two years, she was part of a team that acted as Counsel to the Monitor in a DOJ-ordered monitorship of an auto-software maker related to the ‘Dieselgate’ investigation of devices designed and used to cheat on pollution emissions tests in violation of the Clean Air Act.
Kristina conducts internal investigations and compliance assessments for companies headquartered in the United States and abroad, represents clients in enforcement matters, and helps companies develop and implement compliance policies and strategies for their domestic and international operations. She also represents boards and audit committees following criminal matters.
Kristina has represented multinational corporations across the financial services, health care, technology, engineering, and manufacturing industries. She has led investigations and compliance reviews in the Middle East, China, and Europe. Kristina’s Russian and Ukrainian background contributes to the global nature of her practice.
Kristina maintains an active pro bono practice. She leads the firm’s collaboration with Public International Law & Policy Group on the Ukraine Accountability Initiative. While in law school, Kristina served as a student attorney at the law school’s Clinical Office, where she represented a father in a termination of parental rights case before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, as well as interning at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender as a recipient of Maryland Public Interest Law Project Grant.