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Carolyn H. Feeney

Dechert LLP
Partner
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Carolyn H. Feeney

Litigation
Antitrust / Competition, Appellate Practice
 
 
Experience and Background
Carolyn H. Feeney focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, including class actions and multi-district litigation. Her experience includes litigation involving the airline, graphite electrodes, chemical, building products, and pharmaceutical industries.

Ms. Feeney has been recognized as a top antitrust attorney by Chambers USA, a referral guide to leading lawyers in the United States. The 2007 edition of Chambers noted that she is admired for her "efficiency in running a case" and that she is "quick-witted, good on her feet and possesses excellent judgment." In its 2008 edition, Chambers noted that Ms. Feeney "does a good job of taking charge, delegating responsibility and demonstrating a high degree of self confidence." She has been ranked as a National Star for Antitrust in Benchmark Litigation and has been mentioned in The Legal 500 (US) for her Antitrust work.

Professional Activities
Ms. Feeney is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law and a former Vice Chair of its Transportation Industry Committee. She is also a former co-editor of the Transportation Industry Committee's newsletter.

Bar and Court Admissions
- Member, Pennsylvania and New York Bars
- Admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third, Fourth, and Sixth Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Significant Representations
-- In re Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Tenn.). Ms. Feeney represents a milk processor in coordinated putative class actions alleging conspiracies to reduce prices paid to dairy farmers for raw milk and to raise prices charged to direct purchasers of processed milk.

-- Babyage.com, Inc.. v. Toys "R" Us, Inc. and McDonough v. Toys "R" Us, Inc. (E.D. Pa.). Ms. Feeney represents a baby product manufacturer in these cases alleging unlawful resale price maintenance agreements.

-- In re OSB Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Pa.). Ms. Feeney represented a major defendant in these putative class actions alleging a conspiracy to reduce supply and increase prices.

-- In re Travel Agent Commission Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ohio). Ms. Feeney represented a major airline in this group of coordinated actions alleging a conspiracy to fix, reduce and ultimately eliminate base commissions paid to U.S. travel agents. One of the actions also claimed that a joint venture formed to market air travel violates the antitrust laws.

-- Hall v. United Air Lines, Inc. (E.D. N.C.). Ms. Feeney also represented a major airline in this class action alleging a conspiracy to fix, reduce and ultimately eliminate base commissions paid to U.S. travel agents. The Fourth Circuit affirmed an award of summary judgment in favor of the defendants.

-- Turicentro v. American Airlines, Inc. (E.D. Pa.). Ms. Feeney represented a major airline in this proposed class action alleging a conspiracy to fix commissions paid to certain foreign travel agents. The district court granted a motion to dismiss based on the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act, and the Third Circuit affirmed. Ms. Feeney was the principal author of the winning briefs in the district court and on appeal.

-- In re Graphite Electrodes Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Pa.). Ms. Feeney represented a manufacturer of graphite electrodes in multiple civil lawsuits and parallel governmental investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission regarding an alleged international price-fixing and market allocation cartel.

Education
Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 1991
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1994, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, head articles editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review
Clerkship, the Honorable Marvin Katz of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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