Kristin Hucek represents clients in all facets of commercial litigation. Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Hucek was a trial attorney for the special litigation section of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and an attorney advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Pardon Attorney. In these roles she directed investigations into alleged constitutional rights violations at detention centers, and personally generated clemency recommendations for more than 100 of the 1,700 individuals whose applications were granted by President Obama.
Ms. Hucek also formerly was an associate at a Washington, D.C. based law firm where she represented a corporate client in a complex antitrust class action, defended a financial institution against a consumer class action, and represented a state government in environmental litigation. She also represented plaintiffs in a civil rights class action against the U.S. Postal Service.
Ms. Hucek graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and cum laude the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Economics and French. During law school she served as a research assistant to professor William B. Rubenstein. As an intern at The Legal Resource Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, she provided guidance to black South Africans on how to form legal entities in post-apartheid South Africa. She also volunteered as an after-school Math tutor for underserved children in Washington, D.C.