Elizabeth A. N. Haas is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. She provides strategic counsel on complex commercial and antitrust litigation, including class action defense work. Ms. Haas has particular experience in antitrust litigation and counseling, providing regular antitrust and compliance advice to manufacturers, distributors, service providers and trade associations.
In addition, Ms. Haas regularly represents corporate clients in all types of business litigation and arbitration, from routine commercial matters to bet-the-company litigation for matters pending in federal and state courts, as well as before various federal and state agencies.
An experienced litigator, she represents corporate clients involved in sophisticated, high-stakes commercial and financial disputes in several different industries, including manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, sports, and technology.
In working with clients, Ms. Haas seeks to understand her client’s business and strategic objectives in order to best addresses their needs.
Ms. Haas has significant experience in complex electronic discovery and has frequently lectured on the subject. Additionally, she regularly presents on antitrust and compliance issues.
Ms. Haas received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an associate editor for the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law and the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.
She graduated from The George Washington University, summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in history, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
In addition to the state and federal courts in Wisconsin, she is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits.
Representative Matters :
- Outside counsel to trade associations to monitor and counsel on joint activities of industry competitors to minimize risk and ensure compliance with the applicable antitrust laws.
- Provide comprehensive antitrust and distribution counseling on all aspects of manufacturers’ relationships with their distribution channel nationwide, including channel alignment strategies, Robinson-Patman Act compliance, and pre-litigation counseling.
- Represented a building products manufacturer in defense of direct and indirect purchaser class actions in a consolidated multi-district litigation, in which plaintiffs allege that the company conspired with several other building products manufacturers to increase prices of a gypsum wallboard. (US District Courts EDPa).
- Represented a propane supplier in defense of direct and indirect purchaser class actions in a consolidated multi-district litigation, in which plaintiffs allege price-fixing and related antitrust violations.
- Represented a Fortune 1000 manufacturer in MDL antitrust litigation with approximately 50 lawsuits consolidated and assigned to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The allegations of price fixing concern products in the automotive industry.
- The matter included a purported direct purchaser class, two purported indirect purchaser classes, a qui tam claim and a claim by the office of a state attorney general.
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