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Kristen  L. Zaehringer


Commercial Litigation & Arbitration
Administrative Agency Hearings & Proceedings
Unfair Competition & Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
Local Counsel Services
Mediator & Arbitrator Services


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • George Washington University, B.A. in Political Communication, summa cum laude
    Minor: Italian Language & Literature


  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Kristen L. Zaehringer

Tel: (203) 877-8000
Fax: (203) 878-9800
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  • Representative Cases of Kristen Zaehringer

    • Represented business owners in bench trial involving competing claims over stock issuance and control of the board of directors
    • Represented minority members of LLC in arbitration proceedings challenging stock allocation agreement
    • Successfully moved for the appointment of a receiver for a closely-held business
    • Won a $1.6 million Prejudgment Remedy in connection with the enforcement of commercial guaranty
    • Defended against claims of breach of noncompetition and non-solicitation agreements
    • Represented members of closely-held LLC against accusations of breach of fiduciary duties
    • Defended guarantor against lender’s action to enforce $800,000 commercial contract
    • Represented investors in connection with breach of contract claims against hedge fund
    • Represented investors in connection with breach of contract and fraud claims against brokers
    • Represented investors in litigation against hedge fund owners and successfully won dismissal of collusive suit
    • Served as Connecticut counsel for relief defendants in a $95 million securities fraud action
    • Won $3 million Prejudgment Remedy in federal court case over breach of installment contracts
    • Represented medical practice in connection with dispute concerning asset purchase agreement
    • Represented manufacturer in breach of contract lawsuit and won dismissal of the case
    • Represented music management services company in federal lawsuit concerning a dispute over royalty payments
    • Successfully defend against business owner’s injunction to block co-owner from moving location of closely-held business
    • Successfully moved for the appointment of a receiver of a closely-held business
    • Litigated business torts asserted between members of closely-held businesses
    • Advise attorneys on legal ethics and law office risk management
    • Litigate legal malpractice lawsuits
    • Defend against claims alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
    • Defend against claims alleging violation of the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act
    • Defend against claims alleging violation of state and federal wage and hour law
    • Served as Connecticut counsel for plaintiffs in $48.8 million patent infringement trial
    • Enforce license agreements
    • Defend against claims of trademark infringement
    • Counsel employers on the enforceability of noncompete and non-solicitation agreements and draft cease and desist letters
    • Represented executive against allegations of misappropriating trade secrets
    • Represented member of senior management in federal lawsuit alleging breach of noncompetition agreement
    • Defended healthcare provider against claims of tortiously interfering with noncompetition agreement
    • Represented business in connection with enforcing covenants set forth in asset purchase agreement
    • Conducted independent investigation into claims alleging sexual harassment by CEO
    • Defended employers against lawsuits alleging discriminatory conduct (i.e., age discrimination, race discrimination, national origin discrimination, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, and pregnancy discrimination)
    • Defended employer against equal pay claims
    • Defended employer against alleged violation of federal and state FMLA law
    • Defended employers in administrative proceedings before the CHRO and EEOC
    • Defended employer against claims of retaliation in violation of Connecticut’s Workers’ Compensation Act
    • Represented employees in whistleblower lawsuits against securities firms
    • Represented employee in claims against former employer for disability discrimination and unlawful disclosure of HIV status
    • Defended bank in whistleblower lawsuit
    • Drafted employee handbooks and policies and provided guidance on related procedures
    • Represented bank in New York lawsuit and won summary judgment on $1 million commercial note and guaranty
    • Represented bank in contested New York commercial foreclosure proceedings and secured $3.6 million deficiency judgment