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Kristian D. Walker

Associate
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1240
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Kristian has experience in criminal and civil litigation, internal investigations, fact gathering, overseeing and coordinating responses to government requests, drafting memoranda, performing legal research and drafting transactional and governance documents. She also advises corporate and not-for-profit clients on issues relating to formation, ownership, and operation. Kristian concentrates her law practice primarily in two areas:

Government and Internal Investigations
Kristian helps clients respond to investigations, audits, and examinations by agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities & Exchange Commission and various state Attorney Generals. She often works on civil fraud matters, including those arising under state and federal False Claims Acts, and advises clients on government and internal or independent investigations.

Health Care
Kristian also provides counsel to hospitals, health care providers, facilities, and organizations in connection with operational, compliance and governance matters, including corporate compliance, the implementation of internal compliance programs, and patient-related issues.

Before joining HSE, Kristian worked in commercial litigation at Webster Szanyi LLP. She also assisted the FBI legal and criminal investigations departments in conducting internal investigations, as an honors intern with the FBI in Washington, D.C., defended and counseled individual clients in criminal proceedings in state court, and analyzed healthcare legal issues as a legal intern at a national health care system and insurer.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts
  • Member, Rochester Black Bar Association

  • Member, Rochester Black Young Professionals

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Western New York Minority Bar Association

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Syracuse University College of Law
    • Recipient, CALI Award
    • Recipient, Seeley Johnson Award
    • Research Assistant, Cold Case Justice Initiative
  • Syracuse University, Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute
    • Member, Delta Delta Epsilon, The International Forensic Honor Society

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author, "Recorded Depositions: Another COVID-19 Casualty in New York State?" New York Law Journal, September 10, 2021
  • "Modern Day Technology: Not Accessible to All, but Necessary to Navigate This Society," Journal of Science and Technology- Syracuse University College of Law, 2018

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Syracuse University, Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute, M.S. in Forensic Science
  • Cornell University, B.S.
HSE Law
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Kristian D. Walker
Associate
kwalker@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1240
fax: 585.231.2152

Kristian has experience in criminal and civil litigation, internal investigations, fact gathering, overseeing and coordinating responses to government requests, drafting memoranda, performing legal research and drafting transactional and governance documents. She also advises corporate and not-for-profit clients on issues relating to formation, ownership, and operation. Kristian concentrates her law practice primarily in two areas:

Government and Internal Investigations
Kristian helps clients respond to investigations, audits, and examinations by agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities & Exchange Commission and various state Attorney Generals. She often works on civil fraud matters, including those arising under state and federal False Claims Acts, and advises clients on government and internal or independent investigations.

Health Care
Kristian also provides counsel to hospitals, health care providers, facilities, and organizations in connection with operational, compliance and governance matters, including corporate compliance, the implementation of internal compliance programs, and patient-related issues.

Before joining HSE, Kristian worked in commercial litigation at Webster Szanyi LLP. She also assisted the FBI legal and criminal investigations departments in conducting internal investigations, as an honors intern with the FBI in Washington, D.C., defended and counseled individual clients in criminal proceedings in state court, and analyzed healthcare legal issues as a legal intern at a national health care system and insurer.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts
  • Member, Rochester Black Bar Association

  • Member, Rochester Black Young Professionals

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Western New York Minority Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Syracuse University College of Law
    • Recipient, CALI Award
    • Recipient, Seeley Johnson Award
    • Research Assistant, Cold Case Justice Initiative
  • Syracuse University, Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute
    • Member, Delta Delta Epsilon, The International Forensic Honor Society

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Syracuse University, Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute, M.S. in Forensic Science
  • Cornell University, B.S.

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