Kristen F. Perkins is a paralegal in the firm’s Litigation Department, working with attorneys who represent clients in both state and federal courts. She has extensive experience in litigation support, e-discovery, as well as both jury and court trials.
Kristen has nearly 20 years of experience in litigation. She provides assistance with drafting pleadings, motions, discovery requests and responses, appellate briefs, witness and exhibit preparation, and overall case management.
In her role as e-discovery support lead for the firm, Kristen implements e-discovery practices and procedures, consults with attorneys and clients on the development and implementation of preservation and discovery plans, document collection, review and production, and overall discovery strategies. She conducts and manages document review and productions. In 2021, Kristen earned the Certified E-Discovery Specialists credential (CEDS™) from the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists.
In addition, Kristen is a member of the firm’s Internal Investigations practice. She routinely conducts fact gathering interviews with clients and helps to manage the fact gathering process. Of note, Kristen was a key member of the firm’s investigation team retained by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport to conduct a yearlong investigation into alleged clerical sexual abuse of minors and the Diocese's response to those allegations. In addition, she assisted on an internal investigation performed by the firm on behalf of one of Connecticut’s largest municipalities into alleged failure of the city’s board of education, teachers and administrators to report alleged student sexual abuse and other misconduct by a teacher.
Kristen is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the firm’s Technology Committee.
Central Connecticut Paralegal Association, Inc. – Membership Director (2018-Present)
Women in eDiscovery
International Legal Technology Association
Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists
Connecticut Bar Association
Organization of Legal Professionals
National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc.
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