Alexander E. Barnett is a Principal at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy where he specializes in class actions involving: antitrust and securities law violations; consumer fraud; negligent product design and manufacture; wage and overtime disputes; civil rights violations; and violation of environmental laws. He also handles mass tort litigation.
Representative class action cases include: In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, in which Mr. Barnett is co-lead counsel on behalf of end-party payors.
In re LIBOR-based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation, (MDL No. 2262), wherein Mr. Barnett represents more than a dozen public entities including the UC Regents, San Diego Association of Government, the County of Sacramento the Counties of San Mateo and San Diego, the Cities of Richmond and Riverside, East Bay Municipal Utility District, and others who invested in financial instruments with interest rates that were set to the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR.
The complaints allege that the Defendant banks conspired to suppress LIBOR, both to reduce the amounts they were required to pay on LIBOR-based transactions, and to increase their perceived credit strength in the market.
In re Domestic Airline Travel Antitrust Litigation, (MDL No. 2656) where CPM and Mr. Barnett represent plaintiffs in an action alleging a conspiracy by the four largest commercial air passenger carriers in the United States to fix, raise, maintain, and/or stabilize prices for air passenger transportation services within the United States, its territories and the District of Columbia in violation of Sections 1 and 3 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
Mr. Barnett served as panel speaker at the 1st Annual National Class Actions Symposium (Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada) (2001) and at the 3rd Annual Class Actions for Non-Class-Action Lawyers – Growing Your Business by Understanding the Basics and Recognizing Opportunities (hosted by Los Angeles County Bar Association) (2005).
- New York State Bar Association
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York
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