Britta defends clients against product liability and consumer protection claims in both state and federal courts nationwide. Drawing on her experience arguing a case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Britta focuses her practice on class actions and appeals. While defending product manufacturers at trial and appellate court levels, Britta has dealt with a range of industry-specific issues and legal claims. She has experience advocating for clients in various industries, including tobacco, environmental and toxic tort, construction, automotive and pharmaceuticals. Outside of her litigation practice, Britta applies an innovative approach to her work with clients, to assess and minimize risks involved with the development of new products. 

Britta also maintains an active pro bono practice. Working with the Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel, she has effectively defended clients against felony charges; for example, she achieved a successful verdict for her client following a multi-day jury trial. She also has represented individuals and juveniles in all stages of family court proceedings and civil litigation, from initial hearings to mediation and appeals.

Publications and Presentations

When Is a Motion to Remand Under CAFA Not a “Motion”? Divided 11th Circuit Panel Digs Deep for an Answer, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), March 29, 2022 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez).

In Concurrence to Her Own Majority Opinion, Circuit Judge Calls Benefits of “Cy Pres-Only” Awards Into QuestionThe Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), January 26, 2022 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez).

Fourth Circuit Illuminates the Gray Areas of Numerosity in Class-Action Certification, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), August 23, 2021 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez).

Supreme Court Observations: Transunion v. Ramirez, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), July 9, 2021 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez).

Winn-Dixie Decision Rejects ADA Coverage of Websites, Calls on Congress for Clarification, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), April 14, 2021 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez).

Inadequate Counsel Justified Class Decertification, Second Circuit Rules, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), March 17, 2021 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez).

Eleventh Circuit Elaborates on Indefinite Harm or Risk and Article III Standing, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), February 18, 2021 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez).

Beware Jurisdictional Challenges in Class Actions, For the Defense, Defense Research Institute, January 2021.

High Court Takes Up No-Injury Class Action Standing in Transunion Case, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), January 7, 2021 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez).

En Banc Eleventh Circuit’s Standing Decision Halts Class-Action Settlement, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), November 20, 2020 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez).

11th Circuit Points to 19th Century Precedents to Deprive Settling Class Representative of Their “Salary”, Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), October 1, 2020 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez). 

Circuit Split Emerges On Injunctive Relief For Class Of Past Product Purchasers, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), August 11, 2020 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez).

If The Lead Plaintiff Settles, Does A Class Action Become Moot? – Ninth Circuit Offers Clarification, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), June 11, 2020 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez).

Individualized Assessments of Employees Stopped a Class Action in its Tracks, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), June 4, 2020 (with Frank Cruz-Alvarez).

Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives on the Implications of the First Circuit's Asacol Decision, ABA Sound Advice, December 12, 2018.

Hot Topics in Class Actions and Appellate Decisions, Legal and Ethical Developments for In-House Counsel, Miami, Florida, November 30, 2018.

The Benefits of Federal Judicial Clerkships, Panel, University of Arkansas School of Law, August 2015.

The Wait for Counsel, 67 Ark. L. Rev. 1055 (2014).