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Kristen Pappas

Kristen Roberson


Kristen advises clients on a full range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, emerging growth and venture capital financings, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and corporate governance.

Kristen strives to be a trusted advisor to her clients by bringing a practical and commercial perspective and an ability to break down complex transactions. Kristen's clients range from start-ups and closely held businesses to private equity groups, family offices, and middle-market and publicly-traded companies and their investors.

Kristen's practice focuses on strategic and financial-sponsor M&A and investment transactions across many industries and across multiple jurisdictions. Kristen regularly represents issuers and investors in acquisitions and mergers spanning numerous national jurisdictions and regulatory frameworks. Kristen has significant experience with corporate and LLC structuring and advises clients on the negotiation of operating agreements and other governance documents. Kristen also has considerable experience providing due diligence for companies in various jurisdictions as they work to comply with global anti-corruption regimes, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the "FCPA").

Areas of FocusCorporate
Bar admissionsDistrict of ColumbiaNew York


  • Represented large UK multinational defense, security, and aerospace company in its cross-border acquisition of global developer of advanced military training and simulation software.
  • Represented large Canadian developer of simulation and modeling technologies and training services for the aircraft and defense industries in its acquisition of a supplier of command and control, communication, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems and products, avionics, ocean products, training devices and services, instrumentation, aerospace, and navigation products.
  • Represented large Sweden-based global digital and online gaming company in various cross-border, strategic acquisitions of companies and/or gaming software and intellectual property.
  • Represented large U.S. multinational sporting goods corporation in the cross-border strategic acquisition of a large Japan-based and global designer and producer of sporting goods.
  • Represented U.S. digital platform engineering and digital product design corporation in its cross-border acquisition of a Panamanian-based global software developer.
  • Represented Australian-based global sport technology firm in its strategic sale to large Swiss-based multinational corporation leading in collection and analysis of sports data.
  • Represented a Virginia-based private equity firm on various strategic acquisitions of auto body shops throughout the western United States.
  • Represented large U.S. multinational aerospace and defense technology company in conducting diligence on various third-party representatives and consultants in numerous states globally.
  • J.D., Georgetown University 2019
  • M.A., Johns Hopkins University 2011
  • B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University 2003