Kristen M. Gibbons Feden

Associate

kfeden@stradley.com

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Kristen Gibbons Feden

Overview

Kristen M. Gibbons Feden is a nationally acclaimed litigator and concentrates her practice on institutional responses to sexual and gender-based harassment and abuse, ethical concerns, discrimination, and other misconduct. Kristen represents clients in general and complex litigation matters, including sexual harassment, employment discrimination, and Title IX and corporate regulatory compliance, as well as clients in the financial services industry.

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Representative Matters

  • Commonwealth v. William H. Cosby – (retrial) obtained conviction, drafted and litigated pretrial motions, delivered closing argument and questioned and cross-examined key witnesses
  • Commonwealth v. William H. Cosby – drafted and litigated pretrial motions, delivered opening statement and questioned key witnesses
  • Commonwealth v. Storms – obtained conviction in fatal church shooting resulting in defendant’s sentence of 10-20 years in a State Correctional Institution; delivered opening statement, questioned key witnesses and drafted motions
  • Commonwealth v. Yandamuri – obtained a double death penalty conviction in double homicide case; drafted motions and attended multi-week trial and all pretrial hearings
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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Education
  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • B.S., Lafayette College
Memberships

  • Member, 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Class of Fellows
  • Board Member, Cheltenham Police Athletic League
  • Member, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Criminal Procedural Rules Committee
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Safer Streets Task Force
  • Women’s Ministry, Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown
  • Diversity Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Diversity Committee Liaison, Young Lawyers Division, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Stradley Ronon Diversity Committee

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Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter “Fireside Chat with Kristen Gibbons Feden,” Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 26th Annual Commission on Women in the Profession Conference
  • Faculty Presentation, “Closing Arguments,” Temple University Beasley School of Law LLM Program
  • Moderator, “Implicit Bias,” Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Keynote Speaker, “Moving Beyond: We All Have a Voice,” Lafayette College
  • Panelist, “Everyday Activism: Stepping Up and Showing Up,” for I Will Not Be Quiet
  • Keynote Speaker, “Leading with Courage, Breaking Through Barriers and Persevering,” Chamber of Commerce of Greater Montgomery County
  • Special Presenter, Minority Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Speaker, “The Ultimate Act of Power & Control: Overcoming Common Defenses in Domestic Violence Homicide Cases; Commonwealth v. Cosby – Bringing Cosby to Justice: The First Conviction in the #MeToo Era; and Seizing the Opportunity: Cross-Examination of the Defendant in Current & Cold Cases of Sexual Assault,” Crimes Against Women Conference
  • Panelist, “Bringing Cosby to Justice: The First Conviction in the #MeToo Era,” 10th Annual Criminal Law & Forensics Conference
  • Presenter, “Credibility in the Law: Handling Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Assault,” Greensboro Bar Association Annual CLE Seminar
  • Panelist, “The #MeToo Movement’s Impact on Litigation, Counseling and Training,” Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Program
  • Speaker, “How Society Considers Sexual Assault Cases,” Shabtai: The Jewish Society of Yale University
  • Panelist, “Managing Your Work and Life Balance Part II – How I Can be a Judge/Lawyer and Still Have a Life?” Montgomery Bar Association Women in Law Committee CLE Program
  • Speaker, “Prosecution of Bill Cosby and the Importance of His Case in the #MeToo Era,” Evercore Wealth Management Wise Women Event
  • Panelist, “Time’s Up. How to Create Non-Complicit and Zero Tolerance Culture,” S.H.E. Summit
  • Panelist, “How Race Matters in the Adversary Process,” Tucker Law Group CLE: Standing on the Shoulders: The Black Philadelphia Lawyer
  • Speaker, “Sexual Violence, Harassment and Prevention Tactics and Techniques,” University of Pennsylvania Bloomers Comedy Alumni
  • Presenter, “Using Expert Witnesses,” Aequitas’ Expert Witness Testimony Training with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
  • Presenter, “The Global Child Abuse Epidemic with a Local Solution,” NALS of Pennsylvania 54th Annual Conference
  • Speaker, “Opening Remarks,” Laurel House 5K DASH Against Domestic Violence
  • Panelist, “Domestic Violence Town Hall,” Montgomery County Courthouse
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Recognition

  • The American Lawyer, Litigator of the Week
  • The Legal Intelligencer, Lawyers on the Fast Track
  • Philadelphia Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40
  • Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Office Commendation
  • Montgomery Township Police Department, Unit Commendation
  • Upper Merion Police Department, Unit Commendation
  • Victim Rights Law Center, Leadership Award
  • Victim Services Center, Matty Muir Award
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star
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In The Community

Kristen is committed to pro bono work, volunteering her time as a board member and active participant in the Cheltenham Police Athletic League and as a member of the Safer Streets Task Force, a group focusing on engaging in activities towards enhancing a positive relationship between police and community. In addition, Kristen plays an active role in her church, Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown, where she serves on the Women’s Ministry, mentoring young women and planning events, and plays an active role with the Children’s Ministry.
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