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Robins Kaplan Attorneys Nominated for Antitrust Writing Awards 2019

Robins Kaplan attorneys Hollis Salzman, Kellie Lerner, David Rochelson, and Benjamin Steinberg have been nominated for Concurrences’ 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards. Concurrences selected two of the firms’ articles as candidates for its Business Articles Awards, which spotlight the top Antitrust articles published in professional publications in 2018.

Concurrences will select the winners based on votes received from readers, as well as the opinions of its handpicked jury. You can read the nominated articles and cast your votes for them at the links below. The articles are:

Insight: Defendant Class Actions – The Solution to Suing Hundreds of Defendants
By Hollis Salzman and Benjamin Steinberg
November 8, 2018

Salzman and Steinberg’s article was nominated in the Private Enforcement category. Published in Bloomberg Law, the piece examines the often-overlooked and seldom deployed defendant class action, a valuable tool for antitrust litigators. Read the full article and cast your vote here.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Algorithmic Price Fixing?
By Kellie Lerner and David Rochelson
February 8, 2018

Lerner and Rochelson’s article was nominated in the Concerted Practices category. Published in Bloomberg, the piece examines the increasingly common practice of businesses relying on pricing algorithms and offers guidance on how the antitrust laws may be used to address violations when those algorithms are used to unlawfully set prices. Read the full article and cast your vote here.

A winner from each category will be announced on March 26.

About the Authors:

  • Hollis Salzman is co-chair of the firm’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation practice, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and assistant managing partner of the firm’s New York office. Over the course of her career, Salzman has served as court appointed co-lead counsel on a number of the world’s largest antitrust litigation matters, recovering more than $2 billion for victims of anticompetitive conduct. 

  • Kellie Lerner has devoted her career to litigating high-stakes antitrust disputes, recovering nearly $100 million for victims of anticompetitive conduct. She is currently the lead on several groundbreaking antitrust matters, including In re Merck Mumps Vaccine Antitrust Class Action and In re Wells Fargo Collateral Protection Insurance Litigation.

  • David Rochelson has extensive experience litigating Section 1 and Section 2 class actions. He has served as a lead associate representing a class of direct purchasers alleging monopolization in the market for mumps vaccines in In re Merck Mumps Vaccine Antitrust Litigation and a class of indirect purchasers in the long-running Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation.

  • Benjamin Steinberg has served as a lead associate for plaintiffs in several complex class actions, including In re Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation and In re Wells Fargo Collateral Protection Insurance Litigation, where he has helped expose and prosecute complex alleged conspiracies. Ben also serves as the vice-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section’s Class Action Committee.