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.
Ms. Lerner currently serves as Co-Lead Counsel in In re Merck Mumps Vaccine Antitrust Class Action and In re Wells Fargo Collateral Protection Insurance Litigation.
She also recently represented 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, which was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals in the Eighth Circuit. She also counsels generic pharmaceutical, alternative energy and entertainment companies on competition issues.
Ms. Lerner is also principally responsible for 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.
In 2018, Ms. Lerner was recognized in the 2018 Chambers USA Guide, in which she was praised by her peers for her ability to “get large teams of people to work effectively together.”
Ms. Lerner is the Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Joint Conduct Committee and an Associate Editor of Antitrust magazine. 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 literacy education for preschool children in low-income communities and was previously 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.
- Rutgers Law School, J.D. (2003)
- Rutgers University, B.A., (1999)
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, New Jersey
- New York State Bar Association, Commercial & Federal Litigation Section – Antitrust Committee and Women in Antirust Committee
- Antitrust & Trade Regulation Committee of the City Bar of New York
- National Association of Women Lawyers
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