Kristen McAhren 

Counsel – Washington
T.+1 202 862 2241
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006 V-CARD

Kristen McAhren is counsel in Cadwalader’s Antitrust Litigation Group, resident in our Washington, DC office. She is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses her practice on representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of antitrust class-action and civil litigation, from case inception through trial and appeals. She also has litigated criminal and regulatory antitrust matters in court against the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and foreign regulators such as the EU Commission. Additionally, Kristen has experience handling class actions in Europe and Canada and in arbitration.

Kristen’s experience includes numerous high-stakes and multijurisdictional matters, including In re-TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation and In re Automotive Autoparts Antitrust Litigation two of the largest global price-fixing investigations and parallel multi-district litigation (MDL) proceedings in history. Kristen served as trial counsel to Toshiba in the TFT-LCD MDL in a trial recognized by the Financial Times in its 2014 Innovative Lawyers report as challenging “the view that juries cannot handle complex damages calculations.” 

Notable public antitrust litigation matters include:

  • In re Air Cargo Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation
  • In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation
  • In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation
  • In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation
  • In re Parcel Tanker Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation
  • In re Sulfuric Acid Antitrust Litigation
  • In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation
  • Northland Cranberries, Inc. v. Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
  • DeLoach et al. v. Philip Morris Companies, Inc., et al. 

Kristen received a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was named to Order of the Coif and a member of the Law Review. She received a B.A. in political science from DePaul University. She is admitted to practice in Illinois and the District of Columbia.

*Certain representations occurred prior to Kristen's association with Cadwalader.

Kristen McAhren 

Practice Areas


  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois