Senior Counsel


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The George Washington University Law School
(J.D. High Honors, Order of the Coif, 2013)

The Ohio State University
(B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2006)

Bar Admissions:

State of Ohio
District of Columbia
State of New York
Southern District of Ohio
Northern District of Ohio
Eastern District of Michigan

Kirsten Fraser is an experienced litigator, focusing on business litigation.  Kirsten’s work includes cases involving complex commercial litigation claims, securities, corporate governance, fiduciary duties, shareholder disputes, real estate litigation, employment law, UCC Article 3 cases, insurance, business competition, restrictive covenants, trade libel, civil RICO claims, and general commercial litigation claims.

Selected to the 2019-2021 Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Star lists, Kirsten has represented clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to small sole proprietorships to nonprofits, involving claims in the billions of dollars to the thousands of dollars.  Her experience also spans a wide variety of industries including healthcare, retail, insurance, telecommunications, oil and gas, banking and financial services, and tech. 

A trial lawyer at heart, Kirsten has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, from pre-dispute negotiations through discovery, dispositive motions, hearings, and resolution.  She also has experience in alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and arbitration.

Kirsten is also a skilled independent internal investigator.  While working at an associate in a top-rated law firm in Washington, D.C., Willkie Farr & Gallagher, and as a senior associate at Columbus-based Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, Kirsten has conducted investigations relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), securities, corporate governance, and nonprofit governance issues. 

Kirsten graduated from the George Washington University Law School with High Honors, where she served as an Associate on the George Washington University Law Review.  Prior to law school, Kirsten served as the senior aide to Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy, and on Congresswoman Kilroy’s staff in the United States House of Representatives.  She is a citizen of the United States and Germany, with language skills in German and French.