Kirsten B. Liedl
Litigation associate Kirsten B. Liedl focuses her practice on government investigations, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. Her clients have included medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, health care providers, and financial services firms. She has experience with the False Claims Act, federal and state anti-kickback laws, the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, federal securities laws, and state consumer protection laws.
Kirsten maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing survivors of child sex trafficking in a federal civil case. Kirsten has also represented individuals in immigration and family law matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Kirsten served as a judicial clerk to Justice Peter T. Zarella at the Connecticut Supreme Court. During law school, Kirsten was a comments editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor.
- Representing biotechnology company in qui tam action involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act and federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
- Represented medical device companies in multi-year civil and criminal investigations by the Department of Justice, HHS-OIG, and the FBI concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
- Represented private equity advisor in SEC investigation regarding fees, expenses, and potential conflicts of interest.
- Represented international client in Hong Kong arbitration regarding a commercial supply agreement.
- Obtained asylum and special immigrant juvenile status for juvenile clients.
- Co-author, “SEC Enforcement Against Private Equity: A Practical Guide for Private Funds,” The Securities Litigation Review, Fifth Edition (July 2019)
- Co-author, “SEC Enforcement Against Private Equity: A Practical Guide for Private Funds,”The Securities Litigation Review, Third Edition (July 2017)
- Co-author, “Conflicts: It’s Not Just Fees and Expenses,” American Investment Council (March 28, 2017)
- JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2013; Comments Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
- BA, Vassar College, 2009