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Kristina N. Holmstrom

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Kristina N. Holmstrom joined Ogletree Deakins in 2017 after spending over a decade doing ERISA and first-party bad faith litigation at a mid-sized regional firm in the Southwest. Since joining Ogletree Deakins, Kristina has expanded her practice nationwide, though she most frequently litigates in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, where she is admitted in all courts. In addition, Kristina regularly handles cases (ERISA and non-ERISA) in Oklahoma, where she is admitted in all federal districts. She is also admitted in the District of Colorado and Middle District of Tennessee. Given her presence in many ERISA and insurance “hot spots,” Kristina has considerable experience with aggressive discovery, standard of review disputes, fiduciary duty claims, and combatting pattern and practice theories. Encountering these issues again and again for multiple clients over multiple jurisdictions allows her to focus on consistency across cases and jurisdictions, leading to better and more predictable results as well as allowing her to more efficiently assess risk and strategy at the outset of a case. In the non-ERISA cases, Kristina has extensively worked up cases against some of the preeminent bad faith lawyers in the country and has had jury trials in New Mexico and Nevada. Kristina’s practice is rounded out by regular appellate work. She has recently represented (ERISA and non-ERISA) clients at the Ninth, Tenth, Fifth, and Third Circuits, as well as at the Supreme Court. Kristina graduated magna cum laude from UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law in 2004, where she served on Law Review and competed with the moot court team.

When she’s not working, Kristina runs ultra-marathons and kick-boxes.

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