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Litigation Office

Stamford, CT
February 27, 2020

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K R I S T I N A M . M E N T O N E

*** ******** **** ********, ** 06903

Phone 917-***-**** E-mail EXPERIENCE

Grais & Ellsworth LLP, New York, NY

Counsel, January 2017- present; Attorney, October 2012-December, 2016

Lead and manage a team of lawyers in all aspects of RMBS litigation involving federal and state securities laws on behalf of the FDIC as Receiver for several failed banks against large financial institutions. Develop case strategy by researching and identifying key legal and factual themes. Manage and participate in the drafting of papers in connection with dispositive and discovery motions. Manage and participate in all stages of fact discovery, including taking depositions and preparing witnesses for depositions, identifying and interviewing potential witnesses, drafting and negotiating discovery requests, and managing contract attorneys and vendors in connection with document reviews and productions. Participate in expert discovery and manage a team of lawyers and paralegals working with experts. Participate in all phases of trial preparation. Reed Smith LLP, New York, NY

Associate, February 2008-October 2012

Responsible for drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, settlement papers and discovery-related documents; oral arguments and other court appearances in federal and state courts; taking and defending depositions; managing large-scale document productions and privilege reviews; preparing appeal papers; preparing for mediations; conducting settlement negotiations; and hiring and working with experts. Acted as the lead associate on a successful motion for a preliminary injunction. Practice areas include commercial litigation, complex class actions, intellectual property litigation, securities litigation, and family law. Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP, New York, NY

Associate, September 2003-January 2008; Law Clerk, September 2002-May 2003; Summer Associate, Summer 2002

Responsible for taking depositions; preparing witnesses for depositions; drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery-related documents and reports of internal investigations for government agencies; conducting internal investigations; conducting settlement discussions; negotiating discovery requests with opposing counsel and government agencies; preparing for oral arguments; preparing for mediations; interviewing clients, employees and witnesses; managing large-scale document productions and privilege reviews; court appearances; and working with experts. Practice areas include general commercial litigation, securities litigation, regulatory investigations and intellectual property litigation. EDUCATION

Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY

J.D., cum laude, order of the coif, May 2003

GPA: 3.63, Dean’s Scholarship and Dean’s List.

Fordham Law Review, Notes & Articles Editor.

New York University, New York, NY

B.A., cum laude, with honors in psychology, May 1999

GPA: 3.7, Major GPA: 3.9

Author of poster presented at the 1998 International Society for Research on Emotions in Wurzburg, Germany. ADMISSIONS

The State Bar of New York (2004)

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2005)

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2009) PUBLICATIONS

Note: When Equal Protection Fails: How the Equal Protection Justification for Abortion Undercuts the Struggle for Equality in the Workplace, 70 Fordham L. Rev. 2657-2703 (2002), excerpted in The Abortion Rights Controversy in America: A Legal Reader 269-72 (N.E.H. Hull et al. eds., 2004)

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