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Robins Kaplan LLP

Antitrust

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What the team is known for

Notable team of premier antitrust litigators and trial lawyers who focus on plaintiff-side representation. Adept at representing corporate clients and consumer and business classes. Highly reputed for its work in trials against large corporate conspiracies. Additionally capable of providing excellent antitrust defense counsel.

Strengths

A source says: "It is a wonderful firm."

"Its attorneys are well organized, thorough and whip-smart," according to a source.

Work highlights

Acted for a proposed class of consumers and businesses who purchased or leased new vehicles in the US not for resale, as court-appointed co-lead counsel in a multidistrict litigation, and secured more than $1.2 billion in settlements for victims of an alleged massive web of long-running price-fixing, bid-rigging, and market allocation conspiracies throughout the auto parts industry.

Notable practitioners

Kellie Lerner has a strong track record representing plaintiffs in complex antitrust litigation, regularly securing millions of dollars in settlements and damages payouts. She has litigated anticompetitive conduct suits against some of the largest pharmaceutical, finance and manufacturing companies.
"She is a zealous advocate." "She is a brilliant tactician and a fierce litigator. She does this while maintaining a cordial relationship both with other plaintiffs' counsel and with defense counsel."

William Reiss has a promising practice in plaintiff-side representation, appearing in large industry-significant class action litigation. He has experience in price discrimination, market manipulation and monopolistic conduct claims.
"He is an antitrust heavyweight for plaintiffs work." "He is a highly dedicated and innovative litigator, who represents his clients vigorously."

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Overview

The Robins Kaplan Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group is one of the nation’s premier antitrust practices. Our team of legal professionals hails from diverse backgrounds, including former trial attorneys from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the former Co-Chair of the antitrust practice of a nationally recognized AmLaw 100 firm, two former U.S. Attorneys, and the current president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Our Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group is one of few national practices to have obtained landmark successes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in major antitrust litigation and at trial, including in several of the most significant antitrust cases ever litigated. With nearly $10 billion in recoveries for antitrust plaintiffs in the past several years alone and a long history of successfully defending Fortune 100 companies in antitrust disputes, Robins Kaplan regularly ranks as one of the top firms in the United States for antitrust litigation.

Notable results include:

  • Obtained a $5.54 billion settlement, the largest known settlement of a private antitrust action in the 120-year history of the Sherman Act, in In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation.
  • Obtained partial settlements surpassing $1.2 billion to date in In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation.
  • Recovered over $1.2 billion for plaintiffs in In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation.

Antitrust Department

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Antitrust: Mainly Plaintiff


Kellie Lerner
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William V. Reiss
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