Kristen E. Mericle is an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. She focuses her practice on complex litigation matters involving commercial disputes and employment litigation. She regularly represents employers in a variety of matters, including cases involving allegations of harassment, retaliation, and discrimination. She also has experience counseling clients on personnel issues, assisting in policy development, and conducting internal investigations regarding employment matters and allegations of sexual misconduct. Kristen represents developers and commercial landlords in commercial tenancy matters. She practices in federal and state court in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Kristen is certified by the SUNY Student Conduct Institute and provides investigating services under Title IX and student conduct policies. Kristen also has experience conducting intensive special investigations of fraudulent claims and misconduct.
Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Kristen was a law clerk at a Philadelphia law firm.
Kristen graduated from Villanova University’s School of Business with cum laude honors and was the captain of the Women’s Field Hockey Team. She earned her law degree from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law where she served as Symposium Editor for the Environmental Law Journal and was a Teaching Assistant for Business of Professional Sports.
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- Panelist, “Careers in Law,” Villanova School of Business, September 2022
- Author, “First Jury Verdict in Football-Brain Disease Case Upheld by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court,” October, 2021
- Co-author, “A Survey of State Standing Where Federal Standing Fails,” September 2021
- Co-author, ““What’s it to you?” Supreme Court’s TransUnion v. Ramirez Opinion Limits Article III Standing for Class Action Plaintiffs in Federal Court,” September 2021
- Co-author, “EEOC and OSHA Update Guidance on Key Considerations Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations,” June 2021
- Co-author, “Philadelphia Requires Paid COVID-19 Sick Leave for Related Reasons,” April 2021
- Co-author, “Onyshko Appeal Knocked Out by Pennsylvania Superior Court,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Spring 2021
- Co-author, “Takeaways from the Onyshko Verdict: Win for NCAA, Loss for Plaintiffs, Draw for Others in Future Head Injury Cases,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Summer 2019
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Large Firm Associate Committee
- Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association
Kristen serves as a supervising attorney for certified legal interns and provides pro bono services for the Philadelphia Supervision to Aid Reentry Program.
- Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
- Villanova University
First Jury Verdict in Football-Brain Disease Case Upheld by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
On September 1, 2021, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania rejected Matthew Onyshko’s Petition for Allowance of Appeal to revive his lawsuit against the NCAA. In 2014, Onyshko, a former linebacker […]
“What’s it to you?” Supreme Court’s TransUnion v. Ramirez Opinion Limits Article III Standing for Class Action Plaintiffs in Federal Court
The first Supreme Court decision to confront Article III standing in five years can be summarized in just five words: “no concrete harm, no standing.” If you missed the highly […]
EEOC and OSHA Update Guidance on Key Considerations Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations
As businesses seek to re-open and return to pre-pandemic work environments, employers should know that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and Occupational Safety Health Administration (“OSHA”) updated their guidance […]
Philadelphia Requires Paid COVID-19 Sick Leave for Related Reasons
Effective March 29, 2021, Philadelphia amended and expanded the Public Health Emergency Leave (“PHEL”) requirements to provide up to 80 hours of paid leave and benefits for employees related to […]