Cristin serves as Discovery Counsel for the firm, where she oversees a team of discovery lawyers, litigation project managers, and legal assistants who provide experienced discovery assistance and strategic advice to McGuireWoods’ clients. She also manages the Richmond Document Review Center, employing cutting-edge software to manage e-discovery reviews cost effectively and efficiently by utilizing her proficiency in analytics, technology assisted review and computer forensics.
Cristin is recognized as a thought leader in electronic discovery, offering numerous insights and publications in the field. Cristin is also a member of McGuireWoods Practice Innovation Office, which is tasked to evaluate, recommend, pilot and approve novel approaches to serving firm clients and improving the legal practice. Cristin is an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 1, having served on multiple drafting and brainstorming teams, and Women in eDiscovery, where she currently serves as Assistant Chapter Director. She is one of a select group of lawyers in the world who holds a Relativity Master certification. Her certifications also include Relativity Certified Administrator, Relativity Project Management Specialist, Relativity Analytics Specialist, Relativity Assisted Review Specialist and Relativity Certified User.
Cristin is closely monitoring trends in e-discovery and how they may impact the firm’s clients.
Cristin also has experience with white collar criminal defense and government investigations. She has represented individuals and corporations facing investigations and enforcement actions by various state and federal government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC. Her case load has included matters involving allegations of bribery, accounting fraud, bank fraud, fraud against the United States, conspiracy, and ITAR violations. She has also performed internal investigations and audits, including export control compliance audits. Cristin is a member of both the Board of Trustees and the Board of Associates for her alma mater, Randolph-Macon College. Cristin has been named to “Virginia Rising Stars”, E-Discovery and is the recipient of the Relativity 2019 Attorney Tech Evangelist Innovation Award.
Assisted the team in obtaining a dismissal of a highly publicized federal criminal case alleging misuse of campaign and government funds by a former congressman.
Represented a financial institution client in responding to a demand from a federal banking regulator to investigate and interview over 700 client employees in a three-month period of time.
Served as discovery counsel in a matter that was resolved with a complete appellate victory—affirming a combined judgment amount of approximately $23 million—in a contract dispute that involved a complex set of interrelated coal supply and services agreements related our client’s order of 600,000 tons of a specific coal product, which the seller fulfilled with different products that were unusable for their intended purpose.
Representation of major media company in DOJ and SEC investigation regarding document preservation, collection and production.
Discovery counsel to manufacturing company in anti-trust government investigation and civil suits.
Advice on document collection and production to chemical company in large litigation suit.
Defense of financial institution in DOJ investigation in regards to document preservation, collection and production.
Recipient, Attorney Tech Evangelist Innovation Award, 2019
Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," E-Discovery, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015
Member, Board of Trustees, Randolph-Macon College
Member, Board of Associates, Randolph-Macon College
Member, Sedona Conference WG1 Brainstorming Group on Effective Use of Orders Under FRE 502(d)
Member, Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Production and Retention
Member, Virginia Bar Association, 2000-present
Assistant Chapter Director, Chapter Director (former), Richmond Chapter, Women in E-Discovery
Relativity User Group Steering Committee
Member, Practice Innovation Office
President (former), Board of Directors, Nurture
National Honor for White Collar Team
February 13, 2020
McGuireWoods Honored as a Law360 White Collar Practice Group of the Year
January 15, 2020
BridgeTower Media Recaps McGuireWoods’ Pro Bono Efforts for Human Trafficking Survivor
November 29, 2018
Triumph Over Traffickers
November 20, 2018