Keri Arnold

Keri Arnold is a trial attorney who has over twenty years’ experience defending companies in product liability, environmental and complex commercial litigation. She has tried over a dozen cases to verdict, including seven as first chair trial counsel, on behalf of major pharmaceutical, tobacco and energy companies. Keri has supervised the management and discovery of mass actions pending in state and federal courts and has extensive experience developing complex medical and scientific evidence for presentation at trial. Before joining Wilkinson Stekloff, Keri was a partner at Arnold & Porter, where she specialized in trial work and product liability litigation. Keri is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


  • Undergraduate: University of Colorado, Bachelor of Arts in Music and Biology, summa cum laude, Outstanding Graduate in College of Arts & Sciences (1995)
  • Law: University of Colorado, Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif (1999)


  • The Honorable Elena Kagan, Supreme Court of the United States (October Term 2011)
  • The Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson III, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2010–11)

Notable Matters

  • Represented major tobacco company for over a decade as first and second chair trial counsel in multiple individual consumer products personal injury and wrongful death cases in both state and federal courts
  • First chair trial counsel in bellwether cases involving potential groundwater contamination for a consumer products company
  • First chair trial counsel in franchisee class action litigation asserting contract, unfair competition, and antitrust claims for a global energy company
  • First chair trial counsel in individual product liability cases for a major pharmaceutical company


  • Trial Pros: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer's Keri Arnold, Class Action Law360, New York Law360, Product Liability Law360, and Trials Law360, February 2016
  • Drug Product Liability at the Crossroads, in Cohen er al., Book chapter, The Oxford Handbook of American Health Law, February 2015
  • The Learned Intermediary Doctrine: A Historical Review, Product Liability Law360, Life Sciences Law360, October 2014
  • Managing Mass Torts: Less is Definitely More, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Webcast January 2013
  • Using Plaintiff's Bankruptcy in a Product Liability Action, Product Liability Law360, Bankruptcy Law360 July 2012. Also ran in International Law Office's Product Liability Newsletter October 2012
  • School Impact Fees in Colorado: Gone, But Hopefully Not Forgotten, University of Colorado Law Review, 70 U. Colo. L. Rev. (1999)

Other Activities

  • Lecturer in Law, Drug Product Liability Law, Columbia Law School
  • The Legal 500 US, Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Consumer Products (including tobacco) (2015)

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* Admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Florida.