Kristie Xian's practice focuses on all aspects of antitrust matters, including merger review, litigation, counseling, and government investigations. She has successfully guided multiple clients involved in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state antitrust authorities. She also regularly advises clients on antitrust issues involving premerger planning, pricing arrangements, competitor collaborations, and information sharing.
Kristie has extensive experience in representing clients in a broad range of industries, including health care, a Jones Day practice that has been ranked among the top "healthcare: service providers" by The Legal 500. Kristie also has experience serving clients in sectors such as retail, biotech, industrial applications, medical devices, mining, and consumer products. She has helped companies effectively respond to federal and state investigations and federal antitrust litigation. Kristie served on a team that defeated the government's motion seeking a preliminary injunction in the Penn State Hershey Medical Center/PinnacleHealth System merger.
In addition, Kristie gained substantial experience practicing as an in-house lawyer while on a year-long secondment with a major retailer, where she worked on a wide variety of antitrust counseling, compliance, and transaction matters.
Kristie is an active member of the American Bar Association Sections of Antitrust and Health Care Law. She currently serves as a Young Lawyer Representative of the ABA Antitrust Section's Corporate Counseling Committee and vice chair of education for the American Health Law Association's Antitrust Practice Group. Kristie is included in The Best Lawyers in America's list of "Ones to Watch" for antitrust.
Navigating Antitrust and Bankruptcy Laws: M&G’s Sale of Its Corpus Christi Facility, The M&A Lawyer, Volume 23, Issue 2
Supreme Court Bound: Are State Action Decisions Immediately Appealable Under the Collateral Order Doctrine?, E&I Update
Antitrust Alert: U.S. Antitrust Enforcers Release Antitrust Guidance for HR Professionals and Announce Intent to Proceed Criminally Against Naked Wage-Fixing and No-Poaching Agreements
- February 2019
Navigating Antitrust and Bankruptcy Laws: M&G’s Sale of Its Corpus Christi Facility, The M&A Lawyer
- September 2018
Contributor, "Health Care Networks and Managed Care: Antitrust Aspects of Integration and Exclusion" Treatise, Bloomberg Law / BNA Health Law & Business Series Portfolio
- November 2021
Monthly Antitrust Update Program for In-House Counsel, ABA Section of Antirust Law Webinar
- October 2021
Antitrust Hot Topics: Spot the Antitrust Issues, Moderator, American Health Law Association
- November 19, 2020
Recent Developments in Health Care and Pharmaceutical Antitrust, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Teleconference
- January 29, 2018
Monthly Antitrust Update Program for In-House Counsel, ABA Section of Antitrust Law
- University of Notre Dame (J.D. with honors 2014; Executive Editor, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy); Georgetown University (A.B. in Government cum laude 2011)
- District of Columbia and Minnesota
- Legal extern to the Honorable Karen E. Schreier, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota (Summer 2012)