Crain’s New York Business Recognizes Kellie Lerner as Notable Woman in Law
December 21, 2020
Robins Kaplan is pleased to announce that Partner Kellie Lerner has been selected for inclusion in Crain's New York Business’s 4th annual Notable Women in Law list. The list honors “dedicated, gifted, and determined female lawyers” in New York, recognizing both their achievements in the legal profession and their contributions to their communities.
Co-chair of the national Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group at Robins Kaplan, Lerner has nearly two decades of experience litigating high-stakes antitrust disputes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in federal courts throughout the country. She currently serves as co-lead counsel in In re Hard Disk Drives Suspension Assemblies Antitrust Litigation and In re Merck Mumps Vaccine Antitrust Class Action. Lerner is also responsible for identifying and initiating new antitrust actions at the firm. In this capacity, she has initiated the first antitrust class action lawsuits in the country in dozens of actions that have ultimately resulted in billions of dollars in recoveries for victims of anticompetitive conduct. She has also counseled generic pharmaceutical, alternative energy, and entertainment companies on competition issues.
In recent years, Lerner was named a “New York Trailblazer” and a “Distinguished Leader” by New York Law Journal, named as one of the “Elite Women of the Plaintiff’s Bar” by The National Law Journal, and a “Diversity Leader” by Profiles in Diversity. She was also recognized as a notable practitioner in antitrust law by Chambers USA Guide, in which she was praised by her peers for her ability to "get large teams of people to work effectively together."
Lerner serves as an executive committee member and chair of diversity for the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association, Co-Chair of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Litigation Affinity Group, Secretary of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL), Advisory Board Member of the Institute of Consumer Antitrust Studies of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and a member of the editorial board of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust magazine. She is regularly called upon to write and lecture on issues of antitrust law and is involved in a number of community organizations, including co-founding Roseann’s Gift, named for her late mother and dedicated to raising research funding to cure lung cancer.
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