Steven A. Kanner

Mr. Kanner has over 30 years’ experience in complex antitrust litigation and previously led the class action practice at Much Shelist Freed.  His experience includes investigation, discovery, trial and appeal of antitrust, securities and other complex cases.  Mr. Kanner has been designated an Illinois Super Lawyer by Chicago Magazine for the past 5 years and is a frequent lecturer both domestically and internationally on antitrust and trade regulation. 

With respect to antitrust matters, Mr. Kanner has been involved in a leadership capacity in many of the cases described above.  Cases in which Mr. Kanner is currently serving as co-lead counsel or interim co-lead counsel include In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2311 (E.D. Mich.), (an international price fixing conspiracy of historic proportions which currently includes individual cases for Wire Harnesses, Instrument Panel Clusters, Fuel Senders, Heater Control Panels, Occupant Safety Systems, Ball Bearings, Air Conditioning Systems, Windshield Wiper Systems, Starters, Alternators, Windshield Washer Systems), Kleen Products, et al. v. International Paper, et al., 10-CV-5711 (N.D. IL) (“Containerboard Antitrust Litigation”), In re  Vehicle Carrier Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2471  N.D. NJ).  Mr. Kanner is also Co-Chair of the Executive Committee in In re Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation MDL 1869 (DC). 

A 1979 graduate of DePaul University Law School, Mr. Kanner is admitted to the Bars of Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois (member of the trial bar), the United States Court of Appeals (Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Tenth Circuits) and the United States Supreme Court.  He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association (Committees on Litigation and Antitrust Law), the Illinois State Association (Sections on Antitrust Law and Litigation), the American Bar Association (Sections on Antitrust Law and Litigation), the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Decalogue Society where he previously served on the Editorial Board of the Society’s Law Journal.  Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kanner was employed by the Federal Trade Commission as a consumer affairs specialist.

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