“I pride myself on being responsive, tenacious, and knowledgeable about my clients and the industries in which they operate.”
Cristen Rose’s practice encompasses a wide variety of commercial & business litigation, insurance recovery, environmental litigation, and regulatory compliance. She has significant experience in all forms of dispute resolution, including serving as lead counsel in arbitrations, mediations and trials. Cristen is admitted in state and federal courts in Maryland and in the District of Columbia.
As a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery practice group, Cristen prides herself on using knowledge and understanding of her clients’ businesses to develop strategies that maximize coverage under their policies. Areas in which she advises clients regarding insurance include complex construction-related litigation, agricultural-related liability, climate change and coronavirus. Currently, Cristen is representing a Fortune 300 company in a complex insurance recovery matter involving eight different insurers, with defense costs and indemnity expected to be in the high eight figures.
As a member of the firm’s Regulatory Law & Litigation and Litigation practice groups, Cristen also has extensive experience representing companies that are subjects of investigations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). She also Cristen devotes a significant portion of her practice to the regulation of pesticides and other chemical products under the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
In addition to defending clients in governmental investigations and enforcement proceedings, Cristen counsels and defends clients on regulatory, contractual and licensing issues, and in federal arbitrations arising under FIFRA. She also has considerable experience with state and federal litigation involving product liability, false advertising and unfair trade practice claims. Her knowledge of both environmental law and commercial litigation has been manifested in articles published and seminars presented in both the United States and Asia.
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
J.D., College of William and Mary School of Law 1999
- Order of the Coif
- William and Mary Law Review
- Moot Court
B.A., Cum Laude, Georgetown University, 1996
London School of Economics and Political Science, 1995
“JP Morgan Ruling May Have Broad Insurance Implications” co-authored with Robert Shulman, Law 360, December 6, 2021
"Insurers Change Defense in Climate, Plastics, Baby Food Cases” co-authored with Robert Shulman, Bloomberg Law, Oct. 2021
"INSIGHT: Connecting Climate Change Nuisance Suits to Insurance Recovery" co-authored with Robert Shulman, Bloomberg Law, July 2020
"INSIGHT: Insurance Will Cover Coronavirus if Asbestos Lessons Prevail" co-authored with Robert Shulman, Bloomberg Law, May 2020
"Calif. Ruling Is A Win For Insureds With Multiple Policies," co-authored with Robert Shulman, Law360, April 2020
"INSIGHT: Climate Change, Covid-19 Are Indeed Insurable Risks," co-authored with Robert Shulman, Bloomberg Law, April 2020
“A Closer Look at EPA’s Updated Part 152 Subpart E Regulations and Related Guidance,” Co-author, Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology Quarterly, March 2014
“Stating Your Case to the Client: Distinguishing Yourself by Showing How Your Services Produced Tangible Value,” Co-author, The Daily Record, September 20, 2013
“Key Steps to Take When Responding to an EPA Information Request,” Co-author, BNA Environmental Reporter (October 26, 2012)
The Commercial Litigator’s Job: A Survival Guide (American Bar Association)
Successfully tried three week arbitration securing coverage for securities-related claims.
Represented the manufacturer at the center of the largest recall of its kind in U.S. history in all aspects of federal multi-district products liability litigation involving over 100 class actions, opt out cases, potential cross-claims between the client and its co-defendant customers, and complex preservation issues.
Represented a Fortune 100 company in a putative class action alleging unfair and deceptive trade practices.
Represented a large pesticide company facing copyright infringement claims based on a federally-mandated product label.
Represented a Fortune 100 company in a federal investigation related to marketing and advertising statements.
Represented a manufacturer in a Congressional investigation arising out of a recall initiated by its customer.
Represented numerous pesticide suppliers and distributors in federally-mandated, binding arbitrations involving complex economic and regulatory issues related to the amount of compensation owed to their competitors for reliance on certain scientific data supporting their product registrations.
Represented a manufacturer in putative class action alleging unfair and deceptive trade practices arising out of label statements.
Represented a real estate investment trust in federal litigation involving issues related to administrative review and environmental compliance.
"The Intersection of Insurance Coverage and Climate Change Litigation: How the Nature and Cause of Alleged Harm will Inform the Coverage Debate" a webinar for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, December 2021
"Dispute Prevention in the Time of COVID-19: Exploring a Global Solution to Insurance for COVID-19," a webinar for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, April 2020
"Employment Law for Child Care Providers," Maryland State Child Care Association, October 2019
"Childcare Centers and Children & Families," Organization of Child Care Directors, January 2019
Third Annual Conference on Products Liability and Recalls, Shanghai, China - Speaker
Pesticide Registration and Data Compensation Workshop, Washington, DC - Speaker