Kristina Katz Cercone

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Covington & Burling LLP
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2401
Tel: 202.662.5532
Fax: 202.778.5532




  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2011
    • cum laude
    • Harvard Environmental Law Review, Comments Editor
    • Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, Assistant Technical Editor
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A., 2008
    • magna cum laude

Judicial Clerkship

  • Hon. Ruggero J. Aldisert, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2011-2012

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois

Kristina Cercone is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office.  She is a member of the Litigation and Privacy & Data Security practice groups.  Her litigation practice focuses on matters involving the complex legal issues facing the firm’s pharmaceutical and healthcare clients.

Representative Matters

  • Defense of pharmaceutical client in multi-district litigation and various product liability suits in state courts involving a medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots.
  • Assists clients in drafting privacy policies and terms of use for websites and mobile applications.
  • Advises major technology and consumer electronics companies on data collection, use, and disclosure practices.
  • Counseled major software and technology company on privacy implications of wearable technology.
  • Advises retailer on the collection, use, and disclosure practices relating to consumers’ personal information, including advising on questions under California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act.
  • Represents health care industry services provider in investigation initiated by the Department of Justice.
  • Counsels clients on data security breaches, including compliance with notification requirements and advice regarding possible regulatory enforcement actions.
  • Advised an investment firm on data collection, use, and disclosure practices in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Honors Law Program Participant (2009)

Pro Bono

  • Advises nonprofit organizations on website privacy policy disclosures, terms of use, data security policies and donor privacy protection best practices.
  • Serves as guardian ad litem for minor children in a contested custody dispute.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association

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