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. Examples of Mr. Millen’s cases and judicial appointments include:
In New York City, Mr. Millen was appointed as one of the co-lead counsel in the Daniel Gordon, et al. v. Amadeus IT Group S.A., et al., 1:15-cv-05457 (S.D.N.Y.) (“GDS Antitrust Litigation”) by Judge Katherine Polk Failla.
In San Francisco, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers appointed Mr. Millen to the Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2420 (N.D. Cal.). This case ultimately settled for more than $139 million.
In Los Angeles, Mr. Millen was one of two co-lead counsel appointed by Judge André Birotte in The Honest Company Inc., Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation, 2:16-ml-02719 (C.D. Cal.) in which class claimants ultimately recovered almost all the money they spent on the products at issue in the litigation.
Indeed, Mr. Millen has played a prominent role in many of the largest antitrust cases in recent history – including: In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1917 (N.D. Cal.), where he served as Chair of Discovery and aided in the recovery of more than $210 million for 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 the Global Competition Review. He has also provided antitrust compliance consultation 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 and Chicago Blackhawks, and, ideally, enjoying all of the above simultaneously!
Mr. Millen is a graduate of the University of Michigan (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 admitted to practice in the Northern District of Illinois and has been admitted pro hac vice in federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Millen is a member of the American Bar Association, Antitrust Section. 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.