Christina Natale

In her practice at Jones Ward, Christina has been a key member of the Mirena PTC litigation team. Christina is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, and the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Christina represents injured women in nearly every state across the country.

Christina has extensive knowledge and experience in every step of the litigation process from medical record review to pleading and orally arguing dispositive motions in federal court.

After successfully arguing before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for the creation of MDL No. 2767, In re: Mirena IUS Levonorgestrel-Related Products Liability Litigation (No. II), Christina was appointed by Judge Paul Engelmayer, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for MDL No. 2767. She has been named a 2018 Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star in Mass Torts and Class Action Practice.

As a Trial Attorney in the Mirena PTC litigation, Christina has:

  • Successfully argued before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for the creation of MDL 2767;
  • Successfully pleaded and orally argued Summary Judgment and Daubert motions in federal court;
  • Deposed and defended expert witnesses on issues in general causation, specific causation, pharmacology and toxicology, epidemiology, FDA regulations, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, ophthalmology, and neurosurgery;
  • Prepared and participated in case management conferences, including direct filing and abbreviated service of process orders, discovery protocol, protective orders, and scheduling orders;
  • Extensively reviewed and analyzed voluminous electronically-produced discovery materials, expert reports and scientific literature;
  • Defended Plaintiff, fact witness, and treating provider depositions;
  • Prepared and participated in mediation and ADR procedures.

Christina has litigated in nearly every federal circuit, and has extensive knowledge of complex federal and state specific products liability law including Daubert, federal preemption law, and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine.  She has briefed these and related issues in the United States District Courts across the country.

Christina is an active member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Women En Mass, and the Kentucky Bar Association. She is a co-chair of the AAJ Mirena Levonorgestrel-Induced Intracranial Hypertension Litigation Group.

Christina is a native of Farmington, Connecticut, and a 2012 graduate with honors of Western Connecticut State University in English Literature. She graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in May, 2015. While at the University of Louisville, Christina received the Top Grade Award in Jurisprudence, and focused her coursework on civil litigation and legal writing. Prior to joining Jones Ward, Christina worked as a clerk in the area of family and probate law, and as a research assistant in the areas of Criminal Procedure and Domestic Relations. Christina also served as an Admissions Ambassador Coordinator and student member of the Communications Committee.

CONTACT CHRISTINA:

christina@jonesward.com
Tel: 502-882-6000, ext. 104
Fax: 502-587-2007
The Pointe
1205 E. Washington St.
Suite 111
Louisville, KY 40206