Kristina K.Cercone (Kristi)


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Kristi Cercone represents clients in all phases of litigation and alternative dispute resolution and focuses her practice on the defense of product liability and mass tort cases involving pharmaceutical and medical device companies. She also assists clients in protecting trade secrets and other intellectual property rights. In addition to her mass tort experience, Kristi regularly represents clients in matters before the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and advises clients on risk minimization, regulatory reporting obligations, warranties, and CPSC product recalls.

Kristi currently represents several universities and an athletic conference in In re: NCAA Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation, a federal multidistrict litigation consolidating more than 500 putative class actions, and has represented companies in both multidistrict litigation (MDL) and class action litigation across the country.

Kristi also has represented companies facing data privacy and cybersecurity-related litigation and regulatory inquiries and counsels clients on data collection, use, security, and disclosure policies.

Kristi has significant experience addressing the unique litigation issues facing the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, including those related to the highly regulated environment they operate in and the specialized body of case law that has developed relating to those product liability claims.

Kristi maintains an active pro bono practice, having represented clients through Equip for Equality, the National Immigrant Justice Center, as well as other clients in need. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Friends of Prentice.


  • Takeda defends product liability claims related to pharmaceutical product ActosJones Day is defending Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited as trial counsel in over 3000 suits pending in a consolidated proceeding in Cook County, Illinois related to its Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos.
  • Cardinal Health acquires Cordis for $1.9 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business, a leading global manufacturer of cardiology and endovascular devices, for $1.9 billion in cash.
  • Cardinal Health acquires The Harvard Drug Group for $1.115 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in its acquisition of The Harvard Drug Group, a distributor of generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications, and related products to retail, institutional, and alternate care customers from Court Square Capital Partners for $1.115 billion.
    • May 5, 2016
      Office of the Governor - General Counsel's Office, CLE panelist, Supreme Court Review: October Term 2015 and Beyond