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Attorney

Christina T. Natale

Overview

Christina is an accomplished complex litigation attorney with extensive experience representing clients nationwide on both sides of the aisle in personal injury cases. 

As part of Bailey Glasser’s mass torts team, Christina is committed to protecting American consumers from dangerous and defective drugs, medical devices, environmental toxins, pesticides, and other consumer products, and leads litigation efforts that are transforming industries to be safer and better.

Named a Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2018 for her mass tort and class action accomplishments, Christina has successfully pleaded and argued matters in numerous federal jurisdictions, while playing a vital role in case management and fact and expert discovery. She has helped lead multidistrict litigation for plaintiffs involving harm from defective drugs and devices, and for the U.S. government involving alleged harm from toxic substances in the environment and the workplace.

Christina excels in the courtroom, where she is passionate about connecting complex scientific and legal issues to advocate for her clients. She has achieved success in the mass tort world thanks to her strong research, writing, and oral argument skills, mastery of the civil rules of procedure and evidence, scientific curiosity, and ability to manage a caseload of several thousand involving different products and litigations.

Christina has deposed and defended leading national experts in complex scientific matters including issues involving pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, epidemiology, biostatistics, obstetrics and gynecology, endocrinology, and neuroscience.

She is passionate about understanding and explaining complicated scientific processes of disease causation, and makes it her job to know every aspect of the big picture litigation, including the medical history and personal story of each one of her clients.

As a trial lawyer in the torts branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, she advised and directed large-scale discovery and litigation plans for both the Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Aviation Administration, including document collection, review, and production, while coordinating extensively with both plaintiffs and defendants’ litigation committees.

Christina’s legal wins include successfully arguing before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for the creation of MDL No. 2767, In re: Mirena IUS Levonorgestrel-Related Products Liability Litigation (No. II), and being appointed to the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee. She served as co-chair of both the Science Committee and the Law and Briefing Committee, and was a member of the Discovery Committee.

She was also appointed to the Defense Coordination Committee in MDL No. 2873, In re: Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation, and served as a member of the Deposition Subcommittee.

Christina earned the Top Grade Award for the Jurisprudence writing intensive seminar at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University, where she was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. She currently serves as a mentor at the Brandeis School of Law.

Education

J.D., University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, 2015

B.A., Western Connecticut State University, 2012

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, waive-in application pending

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Achieved dismissal of a claim seeking more than $18 million from the US government alleging workplace exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Appointed to the Defense Coordination Committee for MDL No. 2873, In re: Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation
  • Successfully argued before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for the creation of MDL No. 2767, In re: Mirena IUS Levonorgestrel-Related Products Liability Litigation (No. II); appointed to the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee
  • Successfully settled through mediation one of the first cases nationwide involving the defective Zimmer VerSys hip replacement system
  • Achieved compensation for several clients as part of a global settlement in the Stryker LFIT Hip Replacement System Multidistrict Litigation, MDL 2768
  • Achieved compensation for several individual clients in the Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Multidistrict Litigation, MDL 2391
  • Successfully argued for remand of a case to state court involving the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump with the Mio Infusion Set

News & Insights

Community & Professional

Community and Professional Activities

American Association for Justice, Toxic Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP), New Lawyers Division

Women En Mass (WEM)

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