The Honorable Faith Hochberg is a nationally recognized Federal Judge and former United States Attorney known for her broad ex-pertise in both governmental enforcement and complex corporate and patent litiga- tion. She retired from the bench in 2015 and now serves as a mediator and arbitrator of complex litigation. She has an exceptional ability to forecast potential litigation outcomes and has demonstrated a unique talent to mediate resolutions in both the courtroom and the boardroom. Judge Hochberg has been described by the patent bar as a thought leader in intellectual property law. She guides decision makers by quickly grasping deeply complex issues, asking key questions, and eliciting creative solutions.
Judge Hochberg was twice nominated by President Clinton, and confirmed by the Sen- ate, first as United States Attorney for New Jersey and then as a United States District Judge. During her judicial tenure, she has been invited to speak nationwide and abroad about patent litigation, employment law, and efficient dispute resolution She has represented the United States in international judicial conferences.
Judge Hochberg has presided over 132 patent cases, including multiple nationwide cases where she was appointed by the Judicial Panel on Multi District Litigation. She has handled many pharmaceutical patent cases arising under the Hatch Waxman Act and related Antitrust cases; Technology patents; and cases of first impression, e.g., Fuji vs. Jazz ( repair vs. reconstruction doctrine) and Ibormeith vs Mercedes (new ana- lytical framework under sec.112). Judge Hochberg was invited to sit by designation on the Federal Circuit; has served as a Patent Pilot judge; and vice chair of the Patent Rules Committee. She is co-chair of the Judges' Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, where she has taught symposia on recent trends in patent law. Intellec- tual Property conferences, including the IPO, PLI and AIPLA , CHIPs, and several renowned Law schools regularly ask her to speak on emerging topics in the field.
Judge Hochberg has been named the first Fellow of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School in recognition of her contribution to the advance- ment of intellectual property law.
Prior to ascending the bench, Judge Hochberg served as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where she led one of the largest United States Attor- ney’s Offices. She was selected to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Commit- tee in Washington, D.C. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, where her responsibilities included supervision of the Office of Foreign Assets Control and leading the international anti-money laundering initiatives of the Treasury Department. She led intra-governmental negotiations between the law enforcement agencies of the Treasury Department and their counterparts at the Justice and State Departments. Judge Hochberg has also led a national Treasury office that enforced compliance and financial risk reforms in the savings and loan industry. She was a fre- quent speaker at national banking conferences.
Judge Hochberg has served on the Board of the Lasker Foundation, renowned for its dedication to the alleviation of human suffering through advances in science and med- icine. She has been honored by the International Women’s Forum; the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance; Seton Hall Law School; and numerous federal agencies.
Judge Hochberg graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D., magna cum laude, where she was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She graduated, summa cum laude, from Tufts University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She also attended the London School of Economics. Judge Hochberg is married to a surgeon and has two grown children and two exceptional grandchildren.
David Woodward is an officer of the firm Heins Mills & Olson, P.L.C. located in Minneapolis and specializing in representing plaintiffs in national class actions in the areas of antitrust, consumer law and securities fraud. David serves as co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Behrend v. Comcast Corp. (E.D. Pa.).
David works on antitrust, consumer fraud and securities fraud class litigation in which the Heins Mills & Olson firm serves as plaintiffs' counsel, including, for example, In re Lipitor Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2332 (D.N.J.) (state antitrust and consumer protection claims on behalf of proposed class of indirect purchasers represented by Heins Mills & Olson as one of four co-lead counsel); In re Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) (antitrust claims alleging bid rigging and other anticompetitive conduct in the municipal derivatives industry); In re McKesson HBOC Securities Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (securities fraud claims); In re New Motor Vehicles Canadian Export Antitrust Litigation (D. Maine) (antitrust action on behalf of consumers against automobile manufacturers); In re Lawnmower Engines Horsepower Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation (MDL No. 1999 E.D.Wis.) (alleging consumer fraud, civil conspiracy and unjust enrichment claims against manufacturers of lawn mowers and lawn mower engines); and Nogosek v. Carrier Corp. (D. Minn.) (consumer fraud and breach of warranty action against furnace manufacturer).
From 1987-2003, David served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Enforcement Unit of the Minnesota Attorney General's Office. David has extensive experience representing the State of Minnesota in lawsuits enforcing statutory prohibitions against false advertising, deceptive trade practices and consumer fraud. His consumer protection litigation areas of emphasis included health frauds, mortgage related enforcement matters and deceptive practices particularly impacting vulnerable consumers. On behalf of the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, David helped to create a multi-state health fraud litigation group, which he co-chaired from 1994-1996. He served as lead counsel on behalf of the State of Minnesota in numerous multi-state enforcement efforts involving the application of state consumer protection statutes to nationwide drug advertising and promotional practices within the pharmaceutical industry, as well as a multi-state settlement with a large food company involving application of federal and state food laws and state consumer laws to the advertising and sale of a combination food/toy product marketed to young children.
David has extensive consumer protection litigation experience. He has represented the State of Minnesota in both state and federal courts. He represented the State of Minnesota in State v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 609 N.W.2d 1 (Minn. Ct. App. 2000), a consumer and insurance law enforcement matter benefiting homeowners statewide in a case confirming the Attorney General's authority to sue insurers to enforce Minnesota consumer and insurance laws. David has represented the State in numerous false advertising, deceptive trade practices and consumer fraud cases, including litigation challenging advance fee loan schemes; college financial aid services companies; credit repair frauds; usurious credit card charges; home mortgage escrow overcharges; false advertising for bogus yellow page directories; the sale of bogus cancer treatment devices; the marketing to young consumers of an unapproved, dangerous drug misrepresented as a safe and natural product; misrepresentations in the sale of hearing aids; travel promotion schemes; deceptive practices affecting small businesses; and deceptive sweepstakes practices by major national sweepstakes companies.
From 1976-1979 and 1980-1987, David served as a staff attorney for a non-profit legal services corporation providing legal representation in civil matters, including litigation, to low-income persons in south central Pennsylvania. He was counsel before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Pugh v. Holmes, 405 A.2d 897 (Pa. 1979), a seminal case which established on a statewide basis the implied warranty of habitability in residential lease transactions.
David has provided pro bono representation to persons seeking asylum. In 2000, he received the Pro Bono Volunteer Annual Attorney Award from Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, for which he a recipient again in 2013. After graduating with highest honors from St. Cloud State University (B.A.), he obtained his J.D. from the School of Law of the University of California in Los Angeles, where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the UCLA Law Review. He was also awarded a Masters of Law with highest honors from the National Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Eugene Spector, founding partner of Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis, P.C., is nationally recognized for his work on behalf of class action plaintiffs.
He has handled many high profile cases, including such antitrust class actions as In re Linerboard Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1261 (E.D. Pa.), in which he was co-lead counsel and which settled for more than $200 million, the largest antitrust case settlement ever in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where Judge Dubois stated: "The Court has repeatedly stated that the lawyering in this case at every stage was superb ..." 2004 WL 1221350, *6 (E.D. Pa. June 2, 2004). Mr. Spector was also co-lead counsel in In re Relafen Antitrust Litigation, No. 01-12239 (D. Mass.), in which a settlement of $75 million was obtained for the class, which Judge Young described as "the result of a great deal of very fine lawyering." Mr. Spector has been involved in securities class action litigation including Rosenthal v. Dean Witter, which resulted in a landmark decision by the Colorado Supreme Court that recognized, for the first time, that securities fraud could be proved without reliance being alleged. This precedent-setting case was important because under state securities law the reliance element sometimes proved difficult, especially when large numbers of people were involved in a class action suit. Mr. Spector is currently serving as co-lead counsel in such antitrust cases as McDonough v. Babies 'R Us, et al (In re Baby Products Antitrust Litigation); In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation; and In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation.
Before founding Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis, Mr. Spector was a litigator with Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. His additional experience includes establishing and heading the securities litigation section of the Philadelphia-based Gross & Sklar, P.C., and serving as a law clerk to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices Herbert B. Cohen and Alexander F. Barbieri.
Mr. Spector is a member of the American, Federal, and Philadelphia bar associations, as well as the ABA's Antitrust and Litigation Sections and the Securities Law Sub-Committee of the Litigation Section. He is also a member of the Federal Courts Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American Judicature Society. Mr. Spector has also been appointed to membership on the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute and to the Board of Visitors of the Temple University Beasley School of Law.
He earned his undergraduate degree (1965) from Temple University, and his law degree (with honors,1970) from Temple University School of Law, where he served as an editor of The Temple Law Quarterly.
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. Court of Appeals 3d Circuit, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2008
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1980
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1988
U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
Philadelphia Taxation: The Amenability of Partnerships and Other Unincorporated Associations to Tax 42 Temple L.Q. 165, 1969
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Philadelphia Bar Association, 1972 - Present
Federal Courts Committee
American Bar Association, 1972 - Present
Member, Litigation Section
American Bar Association, 1972 - Present
Member, Antitrust Section
American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Securities Law Sub-committee
Georgene Vairo teaches and writes in the areas of mass tort litigation, class actions, international dispute resolution, federal practice and jurisdiction. She has written Rule 11 Sanctions and the chapters on removal jurisdiction, venue, and multidistrict litigation in Moore’s Federal Practice. In addition to dozens of articles about federal practice and procedure, including most recently Is the Class Action Really Dead? Is that Good or Bad for Class Members?, 64 Emory L.J. 477 (2014); Lessons Learned by the Reporter: Is Disaggregation the Answer to the Asbestos Mess?, 88 Tulane L. Rev. 1039 (2014) ; and What Goes Around, Comes Around; From the Rector of Barkway to Knowles, 32 Univ. Texas Rev. of Litig. 721 (2013), she has published The Complete CAFA: Analysis and Developments Under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (LEXIS 2011), and The Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011: Analysis and Case Law Developments (LEXIS 2013).
Professor Vairo served on the Board of Trustees of the Dalkon Shield Claimants Trust, and as its Chairperson. As Chair, she worked to develop systems for distributing over $3 Billion dollars to over 200,000 claimants. She serves on the editorial board of Moore's Federal Practice, and is the author of two volumes of the Treatise. She also is a member of the Rand Corporation’s Institute for Civil Justice Board of Overseers, and is a member of the American Law Institute. In 2013, she was appointed Reporter to the ABA TIPS Task Force on Asbestos Litigation. She has participated in numerous academic conferences, has lectured widely to the bench and bar at numerous programs of various national and local associations and institutes, and has served as an expert in complex civil litigation cases.
Professor Vairo received her B.A. from Sweet Briar College in Economics, and an M.Ed., with Distinction, in Social Studies from the University of Virginia. She graduated first in her class from Fordham University School of Law. She then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (then U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York); practiced antitrust law with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; and taught at Fordham University School of Law, where she also served for 8 years as Associate Dean. She joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 1995.
Professor Vairo serves as the ViceChair of and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Sweet Briar College, and as Vice President and on the Executive Committee of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara; she has won national and California bicycle road race and criterion championships; loves sailing, trail running, her golden retrievers, and growing vegetables when it rains in California.
Greg Markel is a nationally known trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on securities litigation, corporate governance litigation, mergers and acquisition litigation and antitrust litigation particularly in bet your company cases.
He has been recognized for years as a leader in the profession by many publications including: LawDragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America, and one of the 100 Securities Litigators You Need to Know, one of the Top 100 Lawyers in New York by Super Lawyers, highly ranked by Chambers for Securities Litigation, Benchmark as a National Litigation Star, for outstanding performance by Best Lawyer’s in America, 2013 Lawyer of the Year for Mergers and Acquisition by Best Lawyers, Legal 500 Leading Commercial Litigators, “Best in Class” in the legal profession by BestofUS.com, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators and many others.
Greg is a graduate of Yale Law School, the University of Michigan with an MBA in Finance and Columbia College.
Greg has played a lead counsel role in many high stakes complex litigations on behalf of many leading corporations and financial institutions.
He is a member of the Litigation and Antitrust sections of the American Bar Association; the Federal Bar Council; the City Bar Committee on Securities Litigation; the Securities Industry Association; the New York State Bar Association, Commercial Litigation, a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation and is a member of the Boards of the Legal Aid Society, the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) and Junior Achievement of New York.
JOEL S. FELDMAN is a Global Coordinator for Sidley’s Financial Services/Consumer Class Action Practice Team, a group of over 40 litigators nationwide.
Mr. Feldman has served as lead defense counsel in over 85 class actions venued in over 30 federal and state courts throughout the United States. These class actions have covered ERISA benefit plans, annuities, life insurance, health benefits and health coverage, service warranties, TCPA, California 17200 claims, and other consumer claims.
Mr. Feldman has won, through motion practice, a series of precedent setting class actions. Most recently, he served as lead counsel in winning the only complete class certification denial (Rowe v. Bankers, N.D. Ill.) and only complete summary judgment victory (Kennedy v. Jackson National, N.D. Cal.) amid the myriad of senior citizen annuity class actions. He has also served as lead counsel in the only ERISA revenue sharing class actions wherein courts have denied class certification (Ruppert v. Principal, S.D. Iowa) and granted summary judgment (Leimkuehler v. American United Life, S.D. Ind., 7th Circuit). He served as lead counsel in the first summary judgment victory among the many retained asset class actions (Rabin v. MONY, S.D. N.Y), and won the denial of class certification in a cost of insurance class action, wherein numerous other defendants in similar class actions had settled (Gregurek v. United of Omaha, C.D. Cal.). Mr. Feldman also served as lead counsel in In re Industrial Life Insurance Litigation, MDL No. 1371 (E.D. La.), where in 2006 the court denied class certification after almost all other defendants had settled.
In addition to motion practice victories, Mr. Feldman successfully tried a securities fraud class action to a jury verdict, named by the National Law Journal as one of the top ten trials of the year.
Mr. Feldman co-chaired from 1998-2009 the PLI National Class Action Conference in New York. Mr. Feldman has authored numerous class action articles, including:
“Wal-Mart’s Lasting Rule 23(b)(3) Impact: Establishing Strict Evidentiary and Burden of Proof Standards for Class Certification,” BNA Class Action Litigation Report, v. 13 at 1270 (November, 2012).
“Evolving Use of Experts in Class Certification Proceedings,” BNA Class Action Litigation Report, v. 12 at 569 (June, 2011).
“Evidentiary & Burden of Proof Standards for Class Certification,” BNA Class Action Litigation Report, v. 11 at 536 (June, 2010).
Mr. Feldman is a 1974 graduate of Oberlin College and a 1979 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Case and Note Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal. Upon graduation, Mr. Feldman clerked for the Honorable Thomas Aquinas Flannery, of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
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 Keurig Green Mountain Single Serve Coffee Antitrust Litigation and In re Merck Mumps Vaccine Antitrust Class Action. She also represents 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.
She was recently selected by The New York Law Journal as 1 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 2014 recently recommended her, 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 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 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.
Selected Case Results*
In re Merck Mumps Vaccine Antitrust Litigation: Involving an alleged decade-long scheme to falsify efficacy data and maintain a monopoly in the market for the mumps vaccine.
In re Flat Glass II Litigation: Over $22 million settlement on behalf of direct purchasers of construction flat glass. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
In re Puerto Rican Cabotage Antitrust Litigation: $52 million settlement for an alleged conspiracy to fix the prices of ocean freight services between the continental United States and Puerto Rico. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
In re Abbott Labs Norvis Antitrust Litigation: $10 million settlement stemming from Abbott Laboratories’ price increase of Norvir, which provides for a payment to non-profit organizations serving individuals with HIV. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the type of litigation we practice. They do not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case, as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.
**Being named to the list or receiving the award is not intended and should not be viewed as comparative to other lawyers or to create an expectation about results that might be achieved in a future matter.
LEE ALBERT, a partner in the Firm's New York office, was admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey in 1986. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Temple University and Arcadia University in 1975 and 1980, respectively, and received his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law in 1986. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Albert spent several years working as a civil litigator in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Albert has extensive litigation and appellate practice experience having argued before the Supreme and Superior Courts of Pennsylvania and has over fifteen years of trial experience in both jury and non jury cases and arbitrations. Mr. Albert has represented a national health care provider at trial obtaining injunctive relief in federal court to enforce a five year contract not to compete on behalf of a national health care provider and injunctive relief on behalf of an undergraduate university.
Mr. Albert represents clients in all types of complex litigation including matters concerning violations of federal and state antitrust and securities laws, mass tort/product liability and unfair and deceptive trade practices. Some of Mr. Albert's current major cases include In Re Automotive Wire Harness Systems Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Mich.); In Re Heater Control Panels Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Mich.); Kleen Products, et al. v. Packaging Corp. of America (N.D. Ill.); In Re Skelaxin (Metaxalone) Antitrust Litigation and In re Class 8 Transmission Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (D. Del.), in which he currently serves as co-lead counsel. Previously, Mr. Albert had a significant role in Marine Products Antitrust Litigation (C.D. Cal.); Baby Products Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Pa.); In re ATM Fee Litigation (N.D. Cal.); In re Canadian Car Antitrust Litigation (D. Me.); In re Broadcom Securities Litigation (C.D. Cal.); and has worked on In re Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (E.D. Pa.); In re Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch Litigation (N.J. Super. Ct., Middlesex County); In re AOL Time Warner, Inc. Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.); In re WorldCom, Inc. Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.); and In re Microsoft Corporation Massachusetts Consumer Protection Litigation (Mass. Super. Ct.).
David Keyko is a partner in the law firm's Litigation practice and is located in the New York office. His practice has focused on major, complex litigation, often involving multiple parties. He has handled cases involving allegations of securities or other types of fraud, antitrust violations, ethics issues and trusts and estates issues across the country, often involving insurance coverage issues. He has conducted internal investigations and represented clients responding to government probes. Trials include: representing a plaintiff in a four-week bench trial in federal court in New York concerning a fraudulent scheme to finance the importation of coffee beans, which resulted in a $90 million judgment; a five-week jury trial in federal court in New Jersey concerning an alleged scheme to manipulate world-wide commodity prices; and a four-month bench trial in federal court in Louisiana concerning the finances of a bankrupt oil and gas company. He has also served as an expert witness in connection with legal malpractice litigation. Among the prominent cases Mr. Keyko has handled was the representation of the primary claimant to a $1.5 billion estate in lawsuits filed in several jurisdictions.
Mr. Keyko was named the "New York City Best Lawyers Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Lawyer of the Year" for 2012. He has lectured and written widely on securities, antitrust, legal ethics and general litigation topics, and chairs PLI's programs on federal pretrial practice and ethics for corporate lawyers. He is a former columnist for the New York Law Journal and has written several dozen articles on litigation and ethics issues for such publications as the National Law Journal, and Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, on whose advisory board Mr. Keyko served.
Susan J. Kohlmann is a litigator in Jenner’s Content, Media & Entertainment Practice and Chair of the Trademark, Advertising, and Unfair Competition Practice. Clients seek her counsel on a wide variety of complex litigation matters, including copyright, trademark and trade secret disputes. She has represented companies in various class action and other complex commercial matters, as well as counseled large corporations on a variety of intellectual property issues. In addition to her extensive experience in jury and bench trials and arbitration proceedings, Ms. Kohlmann has extensive experience briefing and arguing appeals in the New York appellate courts and several federal circuit courts.
Ms. Kohlmann has been recognized by Legal 500 for her work in the Intellectual Property: Copyright and Appellate and Supreme Court practice areas. She also received recognition as a New York Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation for 2006-2013 and was named as an Outstanding Woman of the Bar by the New York County Lawyers Association in 2004. Jenner & Block’s Content, Media & Entertainment Practice was recognized as a Band 1 practice in Chambers USA’s Media & Entertainment Category in 2012 and one of only three firms nationwide to be ranked Tier 1 in the 2012 Legal 500 Intellectual Property-Copyright category. Ms Kohlmann serves on the Firm’s Policy Committee, the senior governing committee of Jenner & Block and as Chair of the Diversity Committee.
Ms. Kohlmann has lectured and published on copyright issues. She was a panelist on “The Future of Intellectual Property: An Evening With Judge Alex Kozinski and Friends” at the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and spoken on Fair Use in the Digital Age at the New York City Bar and discussed termination rights under the U.S. Copyright Act at The Copyright Society in New York City. Ms. Kohlmann has served as a member of the New York City Bar's Nominating Committee, Chair of the New York City Bar's Committee to Enhance Diversity, and a member of the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar. She is also a member of the boards of Legal Momentum, the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and Legal Services NYC.
An accomplished litigator, Jonathan M. Plasse has more than 30 years of experience in the prosecution of complex cases involving securities class action, derivative, transactional and consumer litigation. He has played a key role in litigating many of the most high-profile securities class actions ever filed, including architecting significant settlements and aggressive corporate governance reforms to protect the public and investors alike. Currently, he is prosecuting securities class actions against Schering-Plough, Fannie Mae and Morgan Stanley.
Most recently, Jon served as lead counsel in two related securities class actions brought against OppenheimerFunds, Inc., and obtained a $100 million global settlement. Jon was also an integral member of the team representing the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the New York City pension funds as lead plaintiffs in In re Countrywide Financial Corporation Securities Litigation. The $624 million settlement was the largest securities fraud settlement at the time. His other recent successes include serving as co-lead counsel in In re General Motors Corp. Securities Litigation ($303 million settlement) and In re El Paso Corporation Securities Litigation ($285 million settlement). Jon also acted as lead counsel in In re Waste Management Inc. Securities Litigation, where he represented the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trusts Funds, and obtained a settlement of $457 million.
Since 2010, Jon has served as the Chair of the Securities Litigation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In addition, he also regularly chairs and is a frequent speaker at programs, classes and continuing legal education seminars relating to securities class action litigation.
During his time at Brooklyn Law School, Jon served as a member of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. An avid photographer, Jon has published three books, including The Stadium, a collection of black-and-white photographs of the original Yankee Stadium, released by SUNY Press in September 2011.
Jon has received a rating of AV Preeminent from the publishers of the Martindale-Hubbell directory.
As Senior Director of Class Action Services at KCC, Robert consults with clients at all stages of class action litigation, from prior to class certifi through fi approval of a class action settlement. Robert draws on his experience as a class action lawyer, during which he litigated a wide array of class action matters at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal court.
Robert is Lead Editor of the KCC Class Action Digest, a monthly publication detailing recent developments in class action law from across the country. He is a past PLI panelist, and frequent contributor to various class action publications, including the ABA’s Class Action and Derivative Suits committee newsletter and Law360. Robert regularly provides CLE programs on class action notice and settlement administration. He is a past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Class Action Committee, where he currently serves as its Vice Chair.
Robert received a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration degree from Indiana University where he served as Notes and Comments Editor for the Indiana Law Journal.
With more than 20 years of media research, planning and buying experience, Gina Intrepido-Bowden brings substantive expertise to her role as Director of Legal Notification Services at KCC. As a leading notice expert, she is responsible for the design and implementation of evidence-based legal notice campaigns.
Gina has developed more than 85 judicially approved media campaigns across the United States and Canada for antitrust and consumer class action matters. As an expert witness, she provides courts with the evidence they need to determine the adequacy of notice.
Gina is a frequent author and speaker on class notice issues including effective reach, notice dissemination, as well as noticing trends and innovations. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from Penn State University, graduating summa cum laude. Her working career began at one of New York's largest advertising agency media departments. For more than a decade, she has applied her media skills to the legal notification industry.
Howard S. Suskin is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice and its Class Action Practice. Mr. Suskin has substantial first-chair experience representing individuals and business entities in civil and criminal securities matters, including class actions alleging securities fraud and misrepresentation claims, derivative actions claiming breach of fiduciary duty, contests for corporate control, insider trading investigations and broker-dealer issues. He serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, and for self-regulatory organizations including the Chicago Board Options Exchange, FINRA and the National Futures Association. Mr. Suskin is an active member of the ABA Securities Law Committee, including serving as Co-Chair of the Class and Derivative Actions Subcommittee. Mr. Suskin currently serves as General Counsel for the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), and served previously as a member of the CBA’s Board of Managers and as Chairman of the CBA’s Class Action Committee, Bench & Bar Committee, Financial & Investment Services Committee and Securities Law Committee. Mr. Suskin is a member of the Advisory Board of Board IQ, a Financial Times publication, and The Deal, has served as a member of the Securities Editorial Advisory Board of Law360, and serves on the faculty of Practising Law Institute. He has lectured extensively and has published numerous treatises and articles on issues relating to arbitrations, class actions and securities law, including serving as editor and co-author of the West Publishing Illinois Civil Litigation Guide, Moore’s Federal Civil Motion Practice and Pretrial Civil Litigation, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Treatise on Class Actions, and the ABA’s Annual Survey of State Class Action Litigation. Members of the Leading Lawyers Network have consistently recognized Mr. Suskin’s work in several areas including class actions, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and securities and venture financing law. He has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for commercial litigation, Illinois Super Lawyers has seven times named him a “Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer” and he was named a “Top 10 Illinois Super Lawyer” in 2015. Mr. Suskin graduated from Northwestern University with distinction, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and obtained his J.D. degree with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Michigan Law Review.
Jayne A. Goldstein joined Pomerantz LLP as the resident partner in its Florida office in 2013. She is admitted to practice law in the States of Florida and Illinois, as well as in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and numerous federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third and Eleventh Circuits. In addition to these courts and jurisdictions, Jayne has worked on cases with local and co-counsel throughout the country and worldwide.
Jayne's practice is concentrated on representing clients in securities, antitrust and consumer cases, as well as complex commercial litigation. She currently represents individuals, institutional investors and labor organizations in a variety of complex commercial litigation, including complex litigation, violations of federal and state antitrust and securities laws and unfair and deceptive trade practices. She has played a principal role handling securities litigation that resulted in recoveries of over $100 million. Jayne currently represents clients as co-lead counsel in significant securities, antitrust and consumer class action litigation. In addition, Jayne has significant experience representing clients in unfair and deceptive trade practice litigation, as well as deceptive advertising cases. Jayne has also led discovery teams in major national litigation that resulted in recoveries of over $100 million.
Jayne is a member of the Florida Public Pension Trustees Association, the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association and the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys. Jayne is a contributor to a book published by the American Bar Association, The Road to Independence: 101 Women’s Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms. She resides in Florida with her family. She is active in community affairs and charitable work in Florida, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
John Radice founded the Radice Law Firm, P.C. to prosecute False Claims Act, antitrust, and other complex civil litigation on behalf of relators and plaintiffs. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Radice was associated with major plaintiffs' class action firms in New York City and Philadelphia, where he primarily represented clients pursuing antitrust, False Claims Act, and international human rights cases.
Courts have recognized and praised Mr. Radice's efforts. In the recent In re Neurontin Marketing & Sales Litigation, on the penultimate day of the trial the court was prepared to not send one of plaintiffs' claims - worth potentially tens of millions of dollars - to the jury. Though not present at the trial, Mr. Radice was tasked with drafting the argument to convince the court otherwise. Based on that memorandum, the court changed its position and sent that claim to the jury, commenting: "[Y]ou've outpaced me overnight. I'm trying to keep up with you, but this is what I'm going to do: I am going to include [that claim]. . . . [I]t was a good memo on the marketing aspect of it."
Mr. Radice has been named by SuperLawyers as a "Rising Star" for the past 3 years, first in New York and now in New Jersey. According to SuperLawyers, "Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. . . . No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the [Rising Stars] list." Mr. Radice is admitted to the bars of New Jersey and New York, as well as various federal courts, and is a member of Taxpayers Against Fraud.
Mr. Radice, either alone or with co-authors, frequently publishes articles on current topics in antitrust and False Claims Act law, including:
Linda C. Goldstein is an experienced trial lawyer who
focuses her practice on securities fraud claims and
other complex civil and commercial litigation matters.
Ms. Goldstein frequently advises on a broad range of securities matters, including claims brought by institutional investors, class actions, major customer arbitrations and regulatory investigations. She also handles cases involving actions against foreign sovereigns and multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Goldstein co-chaired the Securities/Derivatives Litigation & Enforcement practice at Covington & Burling LLP.
Ms. Goldstein has been recognized as a top securities litigator by Legal 500 (2010-11).
Yale University, B.A., 1981, magna cum laude
Yale Law School, J.D., 1985, Recipient of the Potter
Stewart Moot Court and Caskey Barristers’ Union Prizes