Mr. Millen devotes his practice toward leveraging the class action mechanism to level the playing field for his clients who have suffered financial injury inflicted by far larger adversaries. He has extensive experience litigating complex commercial matters, with an emphasis on cases involving antitrust, consumer protection, and contract law claims. Mr. Millen also has substantial experience in electronic discovery matters and the creative use of technology to achieve effective and efficient client advocacy.
Mr. Millen has served in numerous leadership positions in major class actions, examples of which include: his recent appointment to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the In re DPP Beef Antitrust Litigation (D. Minn.); Mr. Millen was appointed to serve on the Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2420 (N.D. Cal) which ultimately obtained almost $140 million for the class. Mr. Millen has also played a prominent role in many of the largest antitrust cases in recent history – including: In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1971 (N.D. Cal.), where he served as Chair of Discovery and aided in the recovery of more than $210 million of the class; In re Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1486 (N.D. Cal.); In re Vitamins Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1285 (D.D.C.); and In re Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1648 (N.D. Cal.) – and his efforts have assisted in the recovery of billions of dollars for class members. Accordingly, he has been recognized as one of the nation’s top competition lawyers by various publications, including Global Competition Review, and as a top Plaintiffs’ lawyer by Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Mr. Millen currently represents several Fortune 500 companies in the Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation and provides antitrust compliance consultation services for large, multi-national companies.
Outside of work, Mr. Millen loves spending time with his family, competing in BBQ contests, cheering on the Michigan Wolverines, Chicago Blackhawks and New York Yankees and, ideally, enjoying a combination of these activities simultaneously!
Mr. Millen grew up in New Haven, CT and is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.G.S., 1991) and University of Illinois College of Law (J.D. magna cum laude, 1994). In 1994, he was admitted to the New York and Connecticut State Bars; and in 1995 he was admitted to the Illinois State Bar. He is also admitted to practice in the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois. Mr. Millen is a member of the American Bar Association, Antitrust and Business Law Sections and the Chicago Bar Association. Prior to founding FKLM, Mr. Millen was a partner at Much Shelist Freed, where he practiced with the class action group from November 1995 through December 31, 2006.