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Marianne Kies
Marianne F. Kies
Washington +1 202 662 5005 mkies@cov.com Download V-card

Marianne Kies is an associate in the firm’s Litigation group. She specializes in complex civil litigation, with a particular emphasis in mass tort litigation. Ms. Kies also maintains an active and diverse pro bono practice.

  • Represents Boehringer Ingelheim in Pradaxa products liability litigation in Connecticut state court.
  • Represents hospitals in litigation against health insurers for reimbursement of underpaid claims for emergency services.
  • Represents the largest U.S. military services contractor in complex multidistrict litigation involving tort claims by more than 250 plaintiffs filed in 42 states and consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Plaintiffs allege injuries from exposure to burn pit emissions during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. See In re KBR, Inc., Burn Pit Litigation (No. 8-09-md-2083).
  • Represents BP in civil litigation arising from the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico.

Pro Bono

  • Authored briefs filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on behalf of a habeas petitioner alleging due process violations and ineffective assistance of counsel, and orally argued the appeal on December 7, 2016 before Judges Batchelder, Griffin, and Siler.
  • Co-authored briefs filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on behalf of a habeas petitioner. The appeal, which concerned an issue of first impression, was granted on February 2, 2016. See Askew v. Bradshaw, --- F. App’x ---, 2016 WL 384829 (6th Cir. 2016).
  • As co-counsel with the Network for Victim Recovery of D.C. (“NVRDC”), successfully represented a survivor of sexual assault and stalking in her efforts to obtain a Civil Protection Order in D.C. Superior Court.