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Kellie Lerner

Kellie Lerner

Robins Kaplan LLP

New York, NY, USA


Kellie Lerner has over a decade of experience litigating high stakes antitrust disputes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in federal courts throughout the country. She has worked on a number of groundbreaking antitrust cases, including serving as a member of the trial team in In re Abbott Labs Norvir Antitrust Litig. Ms. Lerner currently serves as Co-Lead Counsel in In re Merck Mumps Vaccine Antitrust Class Action and represents the Circuit City Liquidating Trust in In re Capacitors Antitrust Litigation. She also recently represented a publicly traded corporation in Insulate SB Inc. v. Abrasive Products & Equipment et al., where she successfully obtained a complete dismissal of a federal and multi-state antitrust class action filed against her client, which was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals in the Eighth Circuit. She also counsels generic pharmaceutical, alternative energy and entertainment companies on competition issues.

Ms. Lerner was recently selected by The National Law Journal as an Antitrust and M&A Trailblazer (2016). In recent years, she was also selected by The New York Law Journal as one of 44 competition lawyers under 40 “who have made their mark on the New York legal community” and by Law360 in its “Rising Star” list of five competition lawyers under the age of 40 to watch.  The Legal 500 USA recommended her for the last two consecutive years, praising her “superior intellect, determination and political savvy in getting the job done.”  A frequent author and lecturer, Ms. Lerner is a recognized voice on all issues of antitrust law and her opinions have been quoted in The Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Yahoo News, and CBS MoneyWatch, among other publications.

Ms. Lerner is also Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Joint Conduct Committee and an Associate Editor of Antitrust magazine.  Ms. Lerner co-founded Roseann’s Gift, an organization named for her late mother and dedicated to raising research funding to cure lung cancer.  The organization is currently funding lung cancer research at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  She is a member of the Tri-State Area Advisory Board of Jumpstart, which works to provide equal access to literacy education for preschool children in low-income communities.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Jewish Community Project Downtown, an organization that was formed in the wake of the September 11th attacks to revitalize the Jewish community in lower Manhattan.  She currently provides pro bono assistance to KIND (Kids In Need of Defense) and has previously provided assistance to AARP and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law.

Kellie Lerner is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Class Action Settlements for Antitrust Practitioners and In-house Counsel - Class Action Litigation 2017, Thursday, June 22, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Key Issues in Class Action Settlements for Antitrust Practitioners and In-House Counsel (Substantive Outline) (2017) - Class Action Litigation 2017, Thursday, June 22, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Class Action Settlements for Antitrust Practitioners and In-house Counsel - Class Action Settlements for Antitrust Practitioners and In-house Counsel, Thursday, June 22, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Class Action Settlements for Antitrust Practitioners and In-house Counsel - Class Action Settlements for Antitrust Practitioners and In-house Counsel, Thursday, June 22, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Class Action Settlements for Antitrust Practitioners and In-house Counsel - Class Action Settlements for Antitrust Practitioners and In-house Counsel, Thursday, June 22, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Class Action Litigation 2017, Thursday, June 29, 2017, New York, NY
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