Kristen is a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, in the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection (DPIP). Her practice focuses on consumer privacy and data security. She has investigated and pursued cases against advertising companies, financial services companies, and others for alleged violations of the FTC Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. She has co-planned and moderated several FTC workshops, including the 2013 workshop on the Internet of Things; the 2014 seminars on Consumer Health Data and Mobile-Device Tracking; and the 2016 and 2018 PrivacyCon conferences on consumer privacy and data security. She has also worked on FTC staff reports and business education pieces pertaining to privacy and data security.
In addition to working as a staff attorney in DPIP, Kristen was also selected to serve two detail appointments within the FTC: one as a counsel to former Bureau Director Jessica Rich, and the other as an attorney advisor to former Chairwoman Edith Ramirez.
Kristen joined the FTC in 2011 after earning her J.D. at the Georgetown University Law Center and her M.P.P. at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (now the McCourt School of Public Policy).