Kristie Xian's practice focuses on all aspects of antitrust matters, including merger review, litigation, compliance 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.
Kristie has extensive experience in representing clients in a broad range of industries, including health care, industrial applications, medical devices, chemicals, technology, and consumer products. She has helped companies effectively respond to a range of antitrust issues, from premerger planning, conduct investigations, regulatory filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, federal and state investigations, and federal antitrust litigation, including defeating the government's motion seeking a preliminary injunction in the merger of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and the PinnacleHealth System.
Kristie also maintains an active pro bono practice. She was recognized by the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project as part of the Pro Bono Team of the Year for her work on a child custody appeal.
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
Antitrust Alert: Medical Material Manufacturer Settles FTC Charges of Using Exclusive Contracts to Impede Competition
- 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
- January 29, 2018Monthly Antitrust Update Program for In-House Counsel, ABA Section of Antirust 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)