Kristina Vu is a litigation associate in the Houston office of Baker Botts. She has experience in complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court.
Kristina has worked on multiple complicated cases involving large numbers of parties and claims. For example, she has worked on an arbitration involving approximately 200 title disputes, a Texas multidistrict litigation involving hundreds of plaintiffs, multiple proposed class actions, and suits involving coordination with many co-defendants.
Kristina also has experience advising clients prior to initiation of any litigation. In this advisory role, Kristina has helped clients assess their potential liability exposure and the strength of each parties' claims and defenses. Kristina has also aided in conducting litigation-related due diligence for proposed mergers and acquisitions.
Pro bono work is an important part of Kristina's practice. She has served as the lead attorney on pro bono cases involving landlord-tenant disputes and breach of contract disputes. She also represents clients in immigration proceedings. As part of her pro bono practice, Kristina has experience managing cases, developing a legal strategy, and coordinating a legal team.
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Kristina worked as a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. In this role, she represented her clients at hearings, managed cases, determined legal strategy, and negotiated with opposing counsel. While working at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Kristina also assisted pro se litigants at a program called "Attorney for the Day" which provided on-the-spot representation to unrepresented tenants in Boston Housing Court on a weekly basis. Additionally, she volunteered at free legal clinics at a local tenants' rights organization, providing legal advice to tenants and homeowners facing foreclosure. Kristina also led the disability benefits practice while working at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.
Kristina is an active member of the Houston legal community. She serves on the Houston Bar Association's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Community in Schools Committee as well as on the Public Statements Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of Houston.