Kristin T. Givens is an experienced legislative, regulatory, and litigation attorney with a current concentration in insurance and financial services. In her capacity at State Farm, she is responsible for managing the company’s public policy strategy, and implementation on a regional basis.
In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, Kristin has been an active member of a number of committees established by the State Farm law department. Over the years, she has served as a key member of the employee Engagement Committee, the Pro Bono/Volunteer Committee, and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Prior to joining State Farm, Kristin was one of the first attorneys to work as a legal talent recruiter for what was then known as Baker and Daniels (currently known as Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP) and she served the City of Indianapolis’s first Community City Prosecutor. Always with an eye on diversifying the legal profession, at Baker and Daniels Kristin developed and coordinated the “Campus Recruiters Program”, developed the curriculum/onboarding for new and summer associates, and played a key role in developing initiatives that focused on the recruitment and retention of associates.
In her role as the Community City Prosecutor, Kristin represented the City of Indianapolis in the prosecution and defense of civil claims. She worked closely with neighborhood groups, law enforcement officials, and other government agencies to strategically solve problems caused by City ordinance violations. Kristin’s efforts led to the closing of numerous illegal businesses and helped reduced neighborhood blight.
Kristin has served on the board of directors of a number of groups, and is currently an executive board member for the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Corporate Round Table (Vice Chair) and Opening Doors, LLC, (Secretary) an organization devoted to providing dance for at-risk youth. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.