Kristen M. Tuey

Los Angeles
  • 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
  • USA

Kristen M. Tuey is counsel in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins. She is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. Her practice focuses on conducting internal investigations and defending public, private, and non-profit companies against allegations of criminal conduct. Since joining the firm in 2007, Ms. Tuey has gained significant experience handling all aspects of white collar defense matters.

Ms. Tuey also has gained experience handling complex business litigation matters; she has authored and argued motions, taken and defended depositions, worked with expert witnesses, and prepared for and assisted at trial.

Ms. Tuey is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and all California State courts.

Ms. Tuey’s experience includes:

  • Acting as lead trial counsel for the plaintiff in a pro bono civil rights matter involving excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against a pre-trial detainee
  • Representing a major health insurer in a broad investigation by the California Attorney General involving alleged unfair business practices
  • Representing a large multinational solar power corporation against allegations of securities fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Representing a national skilled nursing and rehabilitative care provider in defending against an investigation by the United States Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General involving allegations of false claims in connection with the provision of rehabilitation services
  • Representing a multinational oil company in connection with parallel investigations by the United States Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Representing a real estate finance company in civil litigation against the United States Department of Justice in connection with allegations of violations of the False Claims Act
  • Representing pro bono clients, including former tenants in a slumlord case, parents of special needs children in educational matters, and families seeking the adoption of children in foster care


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