areas of expertise
Kristen G. Niven is an associate in the Litigation Group at Frankfurt Kurnit. She is recognized by Best Lawyers in America as “One to Watch” in the 2024 edition for Commercial Litigation.
Ms. Niven advises emerging and established companies and law firms as well as individual clients in a wide variety of matters, including commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes, and legal ethics and professional responsibility issues. She has successfully handled matters in a wide range of industries, including technology, law, hospitality, real estate, and retail. Ms. Niven is an experienced appellate advocate and has handled and argued appeals successfully before state and federal courts.
Ms. Niven is committed to providing pro bono representation and has represented clients in administrative appeals and immigration matters.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Niven was a litigation associate at Akerman LLP and an associate in the professional liability and legal ethics group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. She is admitted to practice in New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
awards & recognition
Best Lawyers in America "One to Watch" for Commercial Litigation 2024
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2015)
-Acquisitions Editor, Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal
-Monrad G. Paulsen Moot Court Competition, First Place Oralist, 2014
-New York Intellectual Property Law Association Hon. William C. Conner Writing Competition, First Place, 2014
-Pro Bono Scholar
University of Chicago (B.A., 2009)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
Frankfurt Kurnit’s 2023 Litigation Ethics Summit
Join us in person at our New York City office for our Litigation Ethics Summit -- a complimentary CLE event on current hot topics in ethics and professional responsibility. Read more.
May 11 2023
news & press
The Best Lawyers in America 2024
Best Lawyers in America recognizes 45 Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in the 2024 edition. Read more.
Shake Shack Rebukes Counterclaim In Font ‘Shakedown’
Law360 mentions Craig Whitney, Jeremy S. Goldman, and Kristin Niven as counsel to Shake Shack, who filed a suit contending they never entered into an enforceable contract with font foundry, House Industries. View Article