Kellie Lerner, Teresa Fariss McClain Named Elite Women of the Plaintiff’s Bar

July 24, 2019

Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that Kellie Lerner and Teresa Fariss McClain were named “Elite Women of the Plaintiff’s Bar” by the National Law Journal. This award honors women lawyers “who have consistently excelled in high-stakes matters on behalf of plaintiffs over the course of their careers.” Lerner and McClain were two of just nine honorees nationwide.

Kellie Lerner

Kellie 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 has worked on a number of groundbreaking antitrust cases and has obtained almost $100 million in recoveries on behalf of her clients.  Lerner’s practice includes 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 anti-competitive conduct. She also counsels generic pharmaceutical, alternative energy, and entertainment companies on competition issues.

Teresa Fariss McClain

Teresa McClain has devoted her legal practice to obtaining justice for those who have been harmed by medical errors or medical negligence. As first-chair trial counsel, she has obtained multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients injured or who have wrongfully died as a result of medical errors, pharmaceutical errors, medical negligence, and personal injury. Her trial work includes securing a jury verdict of more than $3 million on behalf of a woman who lost an eye due to infection. McClain is a member of a number of invitation-only organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Society of Barristers. She is past president of Minnesota Women Lawyers and the immediate past president of the Minnesota Women Lawyers Foundation.


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