New York, February 2013 – Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. welcomes Elizabeth Friedman, Meegan F. Hollywood and William V. Reiss as associates in the Firm’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group in New York. All previously were with Labaton Sucharow LLP, and follow on the heels of the announcement that three seasoned antitrust litigators also joined last month from that same firm – Hollis Salzman, Bernard Persky and Kellie Lerner. “We are excited to have our talented former colleagues, with their diverse background of experience, join us at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.,” said Hollis Salzman, co-chair of the Firm’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group. “Together with these latest additions, we hope to further the Firm’s deliberate strategy of enhancing its antitrust presence in New York.”
Ms. Friedman represents businesses in complex antitrust litigation. She is currently a lead associate in In re Merck Mumps Vaccine Antitrust Litigation, a proposed class action against Merck for allegedly obtaining an unlawful monopoly by falsely touting the efficacy of its mumps vaccine. Ms. Friedman is also active in the investigation and development of new antitrust matters. She has worked with inMotion, Sanctuary for Families and the New York Legal Assistance Group to provide pro bono assistance, including several matters under the Violence Against Women Act. Ms. Friedman is the co-author of “An Ounce of Prevention…: The Preservation Subpoena (‘Subpoena Conservo’) to Non-Parties as a Litigation Tool,” Bloomberg BNA (11/22/2012). She received a J.D. from Columbia Law School (2009) where she was a Harlan Stone Fiske Scholar and served as the Notes Editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. Ms. Friedman earned her A.B. from Princeton University (2004).
Ms. Hollywood prosecutes class actions on behalf of businesses harmed by price-fixing, unlawful monopolization and other anticompetitive practices. She has spent the last two years as a lead associate in In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, in which a class of direct purchasers has already recovered nearly $500 million in partial settlements for an alleged global conspiracy in the market for airfreight services. She has also defended clients in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on Director and Officer Liability, as well as in white collar and securities fraud investigations. She is the co-author of “New Toys For Old Games: eBooks – iTroubles,” CPI Antitrust Chronicle (June 1, 2012). Ms. Hollywood is a member of the New York State Bar Association – Antitrust Law Section, Class Action Committee. She received a J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law (2007) where she served as Managing Editor of Research and Writing on the Villanova Law Review, and she earned a B.A., cum laude, in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton (2004).
Mr. Reiss represents businesses in complex antitrust and commodity futures class actions, with particular experience prosecuting antitrust violations in the automotive, marine products, and financial services industries. To date, he has helped recover nearly $100 million on behalf of the classes he has represented. He is currently litigating In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, which stems from the largest ever criminal investigation by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. He also has experience representing corporations in federal and state government antitrust investigations. Mr. Reiss is committed to pro bono work and has successfully advocated on behalf of the families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks in several pro bono World Trade Center Victims’ Compensation Fund hearings before the Special Master, Kenneth R. Feinberg. Mr. Reiss frequently writes about antitrust case law and is a member of New York State Bar Association–Antitrust Law Section, Class Action Committee. He received a J.D. from New York University School of Law (2001) and he earned a B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in Political Science and History from The George Washington University (1998).
About Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is a litigation firm whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 corporations, emerging markets companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is frequently engaged in high-stakes, complex litigation with significant bottom-line implications for their clients, and the business lawyers handle complex transactions in a variety of market segments. The firm has more than 250 lawyers located in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York and Naples (FL). Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. received The National Law Journal’s 2011 Pro Bono Award and was selected as a Pro Bono Firm of 2010 by Law360. The American Lawyer ranked the firm eighth in the country in the 2011 Pro Bono Survey, and twice named the firm to the A-List (2007 and 2004). The firm has regularly received a top ranking for litigation from Chambers USA and was chosen as a “Go-To Law Firm” by Corporate Counsel.
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