Christina M. Carroll

Christina M. Carroll

Partner - Washington, DC
ccarroll@mckennalong.com
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1900 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
TEL: 202.496.7212
FAX: 202.496.7756
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Christina Carroll is a partner in McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP’s Washington, DC office. She is co-chair of the firm-wide Climate, Energy, and Sustainability Initiative.

Christina’s diverse practice focuses primarily on complex litigation, including insurance, environmental, toxic tort, and patent litigation.  Christina also counsels insurance clients on emerging risks and opportunities associated with climate change. 

Christina is skilled at mastering and organizing legally and factually complex cases and developing and executing a unique strategy for handling and best managing client concerns and challenges. Christina’s experience includes management of large litigation matters, and in particular, coordinating discovery in cases involving voluminous hard-copy documents and electronic records.  Her experience also includes development of litigation strategies, preparation of offensive and defensive discovery, development of factual and complex expert testimony, defending expert depositions, drafting mediation statements, drafting trial and appellate briefs, conducting depositions, and presentation of testimony and appellate oral arguments in state and federal courts. 

Christina represents a variety of clients in the insurance, chemical, healthcare, and technology industries, including government contractors.  In the insurance realm, Christina represents insurance companies in coverage and bad faith disputes and also counsels them on strategic issues including emerging risks.  Christina has handled matters involving directors and officers, property, commercial general liability, professional liability, and automobile liability insurance.  Christina brings her environmental and scientific background together with her insight in insurance-related law to provide a unique skill set in addressing environmental, climate change, green building, cybersecurity and other emerging risks. 

In addition to her insurance work, Christina represents regulated businesses and government contractors facing personal injury, property damage, and CERCLA claims arising out of distribution of products or contamination of air or ground and surface water by a wide variety of industrial chemicals.  Christina has worked on a number of CERCLA actions brought by major corporations against the government for recovery of environmental remediation costs and Administrative Procedure Act cases.  Christina also represents international companies in patent infringement matters.

Christina has experience in mass tort litigation involving class allegations. Christina was a key member of the legal team that succeeded in defeating class certification in a case filed by current and former workers alleging silica exposure during the drilling of tunnels at Yucca Mountain, the nation’s proposed repository for spent nuclear fuel.  She also has worked on class actions under state law involving releases to soil and groundwater and products liability claims. 

In addition to her insurance, intellectual property, environmental and toxic tort practice, Christina has experience in commercial litigation matters such as contract and employment disputes and enforcement of arbitration awards.  Christina has experience with the judicial abstention doctrines and jurisdictional and service of process issues relevant in litigation with foreign governments and other foreign entities.  Christina has prepared extensive briefing of complex issues related to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (“FSIA”), Alien Tort Claims Act (“ATCA”), and the political question doctrine.

Christina is a mentor for firm associates and is a mentor for law students through the Georgetown University Women of Color Collective.

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