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Kristin P. Housh



  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2012, cum laude, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, Submissions Editor
  • B.A., Sociology and English, University of Southern California, 2009, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • California
  • California Federal District Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Thought Leadership


Kristin Housh is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office.

Areas of Practice

Kristin handles a variety of complex litigation matters, including:

  • high-stakes contractual disputes
  • false Claims Act qui tam actions
  • government and internal investigations
  • securities fraud lawsuits.

Kristin also has significant pro bono experience including obtaining a reversal of summary judgment in an appeal before the Ninth Circuit on behalf of an incarcerated client denied constitutionally adequate medical care and bringing a class action lawsuit on behalf of individuals who were denied access to the asylum process in violation of United States immigration laws.

Kristin is active in the San Diego community and is dedicated to public service and promoting diversity. She sits on the advisory board for the American Bar Association’s Immigration Justice Project, is a member of the host committee for Equality California’s annual fundraising event, and is a member of Lawyers Club of San Diego.

While in law school, Kristin served as a law clerk at the Williamson County Attorney’s Office in Georgetown, Texas, where she prosecuted misdemeanor criminal cases in both jury and bench trials.


  • San Diego Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018-2019


Representative Matters

  • National hospital chain in a False Claims Act qui tam action alleging that the client used third-party developers as a conduit to pass kickbacks to physicians in exchange for their Medicare referrals
  • Mobile laboratory and diagnostic services provider in a series of breach of contract lawsuits
  • Skilled nursing facility management company in False Claims Act qui tam action alleging that the client overpaid medical directors in exchange for their Medicare referrals
  • Pharmaceutical company in bringing a securities fraud lawsuit against defendants who illegally obtained a large voting block of shares for the purpose of commencing a hostile takeover
  • Global engineering and construction company policyholder in bringing a bad faith insurance claim against its insurer
  • Municipality in the defense of five related breach of contract actions involving the use of a large tract of land on the US/Mexico border
  • Government contractor in an internal investigation of alleged earnings management issues
  • Healthcare services provider in internal investigation of fixed asset accounting issues

Thought Leadership


  • “Ninth Circuit Applies Octane Fitness’ Loosened Fee-Shifting Standard to Trademark Cases,” Client Alert, November 2016
  • “Ruling Gives IP Fee-Shifting Provision More Teeth,” Law360, December 2014
  • “Different but Equal? Inequalities in the Workplace, the Nature-Based Narrative, and the Title VII Prohibition on the Masculinization of the 'Ideal Worker,'” 17 Tex. J. on C.L. & C.R. 117, 2011


  • Welsh Inn of Court
  • American Bar Association’s Immigration Justice Project
  • Lawyers Club
  • Equality California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers