Christine G. Rolph

  • Partner
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
  • T +1.202.637.2200


Christine Gregorski Rolph is a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office and has served as the Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Product Liability, Mass Torts & Consumer Class Actions Practice. She has been recognized as a Products Liability Litigation Star by Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation and is consistently recommended by The Legal 500 US for her work in product liability and mass tort defense. As a result of praise from clients and peers, Ms. Rolph has been included in the 2019 edition of Lawdragon 500, an annual list of leading lawyers in America. She has also been named in Benchmark Litigation’s lists of local Litigation Stars in Washington, D.C. for her products liability work. Benchmark has recognized Ms. Rolph as one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation each year since 2012.

Ms. Rolph has extensive experience in litigating consumer class actions, toxic torts, product liability/consumer fraud suits, and multi-plaintiff matters. She has represented clients in various high-stakes environmental, chemical, and complex commercial matters in federal and state courts. She has published articles in Law360, Class Action Litigation Report,, Intellectual Property Strategist, and the Mass Torts/ABA Publication. Ms. Rolph served as co-editor of the Toxic Tort Litigation handbook published by the American Bar Association.

In addition, Ms. Rolph has represented clients in major insurance matters involving a wide array of policy types, including comprehensive general liability policies, directors and officers policies, professional and employment liability policies, multi-media liability policies, and various other special and manuscript policies. Her practice includes the representation of entities in obtaining insurance coverage or bad faith damages in connection with environmental remediations.

Ms. Rolph was appointed to head the Training and Career Enhancement Committee in Washington, D.C., and also has served as the Global Co-Chair of multiple associate training academies. In addition, she has been named as one of Latham’s Best Supervisors on multiple occasions.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Rolph graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 1994 and received her juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997. She was a Division 1 Track & Field collegiate athlete and received Duke University’s William J. Griffith Award.

Thought Leadership

  • Medicare Seeks to Ensure Repayment in Toxic Tort and Personal Injury Settlements -  September 30, 2020
  • USA: Product Liability Laws and Regulations 2020 -  September 28, 2020
  • Satisfying 'Daubert' in Environmental Toxic Tort Litigation -  November 22, 2019
  • Insurance Coverage: US State Courts Rule for Insureds in Three Recent Policyholder Decisions  -  November 14, 2018
  • Expert Evidence in the District of Columbia -  October 01, 2013
  • Top 10 Insurance Decisions for Policyholders in 2011 -  February 3, 2012
  • US Supreme Court Declines to Expand Jurisdiction Over Foreign Products Manufacturers -  July 7, 2011
  • The Gulf Coast States: Can Asymptomatic Plaintiffs Obtain Medical Monitoring? -  May 2011
  • The Japanese Crisis and Business Interruption Insurance -  April 12, 2011
  • Top 10 Insurance Cases for Policyholders in 2010 -  February 3, 2011
  • Hyundai Motor America v. National Union - Allegation of Patent Infringement May Be Advertising Injury -  September 1, 2010
  • Medical Monitoring: 25 Years Later -  April 19, 2010
  • What the Circuits Tell Us About CAFA's "Local Controversy" Exception -  December 1, 2009
  • The "Local Controversy" Exception to the Class Action Fairness Act — Preston, Kaufman and Coffey -  September 22, 2009
  • Courts Remain Split on Whether Denial of Class Certification Deprives Federal Courts of CAFA Jurisdiction -  June 12, 2009
  • Courts Remain Split on Whether Denial of Class Certification Deprives Federal Courts of CAFA Jurisdiction -  April 15, 2009
  • Unraveling CAFA’s Mass Action Provisions -  April 1, 2009
  • Alabama High Court Overturns the “Date of Last Exposure” Rule in Toxic Tort Actions -  April 3, 2008
  • Evolution of Mass Toxic Tort Litigation: Texas Levels the Playing Field -  Spring 2008
  • Unraveling CAFA’s “Mass Action” Provisions: Abrego Abrego v. Dow Chemical Co. and Lowery v. Alabama -  September 13, 2007
  • Leveling the Playing Field in Mass Tort Litigation: Texas Mass Tort Plaintiffs Required to Present Causation Evidence Prior to Trial-Setting -  June 22, 2007
Ms. Rolph is recognized as one of the nation’s top litigators specializing in product liability and mass tort defense.The Legal 500 US 2015
Bar Qualification
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1997
  • BA, Duke University, 1994
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Environment, Land & Resources
  • Insurance Counseling & Recovery
  • Product Liability, Mass Torts & Consumer Class Actions