Geoffrey H. Kozen

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Experience

Geoffrey Kozen helps clients to accomplish their goals in antitrust, class action, and other complex business litigation. He has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in multi-million dollar disputes across many litigation areas, including class-action prosecution and defense, RICO, False Claims Act, breach of contract, and financial fraud matters. His experience also extends across a wide variety of industries, from financial services and healthcare to sales at both the retail and the wholesale levels.

Prior to joining Robins Kaplan, Geoffrey worked for the United States Senate and for a national antitrust policy organization. In those capacities, Geoffrey drafted amicus briefs for the United States Supreme Court and several Courts of Appeal, prepared testimony for hearings in the United States Senate and House of Representatives, and before the Federal Aviation Administration. His work spanned a wide range of industries, including air travel, electricity, food distribution, pharmaceuticals, and finance.

In re Libor-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.): Representing plaintiff financial company in suit alleging panel of sixteen global investment banks manipulated benchmark interest rates.

In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Litigation, 05-MD-1720 (MKB)(JO): Robins Kaplan, serving as plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel, recently reached a $6.25 billion antitrust settlement on behalf of a class of over 10 million U.S. merchants who have accepted Visa and Mastercard credit cards and debit cards for the purchase of goods and services. The defendants include Visa and Mastercard, as well as major card-issuing banks such as JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and Capital One. The settlement, which is subject to possible reduction of up to $700 million in the event opt-outs exceed a certain threshold, is believed to be the largest-ever antitrust class action settlement. The settlement was filed with the District Court on a request for preliminary approval on September 18, 2018.

In re Wholesale Grocery Products Antitrust Litig., D. Minn.): Representing grocery wholesaler Supervalu Inc. in consolidated federal antitrust actions against two multi-state classes of grocery retailers challenging 2003 asset exchange transaction.

  • Amara Legal Center, Co-Founder and Volunteer (2014-2015)
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude (2013) The Georgetown Law Journal, Notes Editor (2011-2013)
  • Cornell University, B.A. (2008)
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Antitrust Council
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Class Action Litigation Developments 2016 2017
    Bloomberg BNA, Webinar (November 2, 2017)
  • Developments in the LIBOR Antitrust MDL Case
    Robins Kaplan LLP, Webinar (August 23, 2016)

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