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Kristina Dahmann is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Group. Kristina has broad litigation experience encompassing traditional business and banking disputes, trade secret protection, white collar criminal defense and environmental litigation. She also has provided risk management, compliance, and state and federal regulatory counseling to local banking institutions and businesses. Kristina has specific experience with federal and Ohio administrative and regulatory processes with respect to federal and state-regulated industries and regularly provides counseling to help clients navigate these industries. Kristina also advises clients on property tax matters including assisting clients to identify opportunities to help reduce property tax burdens and to contest a tax valuation.

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Kristina clerked for the Honorable Michael H. Watson of the Southern District of Ohio. Kristina’s United States District Court clerkship provided her invaluable experience regarding litigation in federal courts.

She also clerked for the Chief Judge of the Office of Administrative Law Judges for the United States Department of Labor. While at the Department of Labor, she managed a broad range of employment cases, which included whistleblower lawsuits under a variety of federal regulations. She was responsible for developing case management plans and interpreting and implementing protocols regarding newly promulgated procedural rules. Kristina was also one of the offices’ attorney advisors handling FOIA requests.

Kristina is a regular runner who frequently participates in local half marathons. She also is an artist, focusing on mixed medium works. Kristina speaks Spanish and is originally from Alexandria, Virginia.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Represented the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) against a claim that ODOT unlawfully terminated multiple contracts with a company managing third-party lease agreements for the use of macro and small cell towers on state-owned rights-of-way. The high-stakes, multi-million dollar case resulted in victories at both the trial and appellate level and ultimately in a favorable settlement for ODOT.
  • White v. Central Ohio Gaming Ventures, LLC, 2019 WL 1375784 (Ohio Ct.App. Mar. 26, 2019)
  • Garrett Day, LLC v. International Paper Co., 2019 WL 1331680 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 25, 2019)
Firm Publications
Published In
  • “Professor Dearest?,” Bowdoin Magazine Fall 2009, Vol. 81, No. 1, Sept. 1, 2009.
  • "Organizational Conflict of Interests as addressed in the Acquisition Management System and the Federal Acquisition Regulation and reviewed by the FAA Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition and the Government Accountability Office," The Clause, Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association, September 2013.
  • "Year-In-Review: Chilean Procurement Law," American Bar Association Section of International Law publication – Volume 48, 2014.
  •  “United States law and policy and the biofuel industry,” book chapter, The Law and Policy of Biofuels, Edward Elgar, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Series, 2016.
  • “United States,” book chapter, International Public Procurement, Thomson Reuters, through the Center for International Legal Studies, updated semiannually. 
  • “Year-In-Review: Advanced Biofuels: American and Japanese Perspective,” American Bar Association of International Law publication – Volume 51, 2017 (in publication).
  •  “Sponsored Claims,” Claims Deskbook, American Bar Association. 
Speaking Engagements
  • "Cannabis and Hemp Banking: Opportunity, Compliance, Risks, And What We Can Expect Next" at inVest48 hosted by the Ohio Credit Union League, May 12, 2021.
  • "Post Election Recap, What Now for the Cannabis Industry?" Roundtable discussion on the impact of the 2020 election on sustainability and continued growth, presented by AlphaRoot, December 8, 2021
  • “U.S. BIOFUEL - LAW AND POLICY: First, Second and Third Generation biofuels,” poster presentation at the NARA 2nd Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels + Co-Products Conference, May 3-4, 2016 in Seattle, WA.
  • “U.S. BIOFUEL - LAW AND POLICY: An Unsteady Past and an Uncertain Future for Second and Third Generation Biofuels,” poster presentation at TAPPI International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference, Session on Impacts of Policies and Incentives, Sept. 17-19, 2014 in Seattle, WA.
  • “AVIATION AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS: The Law and Policy of First, Second, and Third Generation Biofuels,” poster presentation at the NARA Annual Meeting, Sept. 15-17, 2014 in Seattle, WA.
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