Kristi Stahnke McGregor
- Complex Litigation
- Whistleblower Cases
- Securities Litigation
- ERISA Litigation
- Class Action Litigation
Ms. McGregor joined Evangelista Worley in 2017 after practicing for 15 years with a New York-based plaintiffs' complex litigation firm representing investors, consumers, pension plan participants and small businesses in complex litigation involving the areas of securities, ERISA, breach of fiduciary duty, director and officer liability, unfair and deceptive trade practices, breach of contract, business torts, and class actions. Ms. McGregor's work representing shareholders in federal securities class actions has resulted in the recovery of over $300 million for shareholders.
Ms. McGregor began her legal career practicing in the international corporate section of a large law firm in Atlanta advising German companies on their U.S. operations. In addition to her U.S. law degree, Ms. McGregor holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Muenster, Germany and was awarded the prestigious German Chancellor Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to fund her legal studies in Germany. Ms. McGregor has experience representing clients in litigation involving Germany and/or German companies or individuals. For example, Ms. McGregor represented U.S. investors of Deutsche Telekom, Germany's largest telecommunications company, for allegations of violations of the U.S. securities laws, resulting in recovery of $120 million for U.S. investors. Ms. McGregor also represented the shareholders of NYSE Euronext challenging the proposed merger with the Deutsche Boerse.
Ms. McGregor has represented victims of international human rights violations, including Holocaust survivors, and victims of international terrorism, including family members of an American killed by terrorists abroad against the financers of a foreign terrorist organization under the U.S. Anti-terrorism Act.
- Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Muenster Rechtwissenschaftliche Fakultat, Muenster
- LL.M - 2001
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
- J.D. - 1999
- Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn, Germany
- Major: Junior Year Abroad – 1993-94
- Major: Post-Baccalaureate Studies – 1995-96
- University of Florida, Florida
- B.A. - 1995
- Honors: phi beta kappa
Current Employment Position
- Of Counsel
- Georgia, 1999
- New York, 2003
- Florida, 2004
- U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
- In re Deutsche Telekom AG Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) – Represented holders of American Depository Shares in securities class action. $120 million settlement.
- In re Mutual Funds Investment Litigation (D. Md.) -- Represented mutual fund investors against numerous mutual fund companies for late trading and market timing in violation of the Securities Act, Exchange Act, Investment Company Act, and state law. $75 million settlement.
- In re BP ERISA Litigation (S.D. Tex.) – Represent BP pension plan participants in wake of Gulf oil spill against fiduciaries of BP America pension plan for violations of ERISA.
- Kirschner et al. v. Hermelin et al. (Probate Court, St Louis County, Missouri) – Represented beneficiaries of two family trusts valued at $150 million in claims against trustees for breaches of fiduciary duty.
- Pierce/Ferber v. Fairfield Greenwich Group, et al. (N.Y. Sup. Ct.) -- Represented Madoff investors through largest Madoff feeder funds in derivative action on behalf of the funds against fund managers, auditors and administrators.
- In Re: Chiquita Brands International ATA Actions: Pescatore et al. v. Chiquita, Sparrow v. Chiquita, (S.D. Fla.) -- Represented family members of American geologist kidnapped and murdered by FARC in Columbia in late 1990s in civil case under the U.S. Anti-terrorism Act against Chiquita for providing support to terrorist organization.