Kimberly A. Justice
Kimberly A. Justice, a partner of the Firm, is a respected litigator and experienced trial lawyer who has dedicated her career to obtaining justice for those harmed by corporate fraud. She focuses her practice on antitrust, consumer and securities fraud litigation. Kimberly has extensive experience in all aspects of complex litigation from investigating and developing an initial case theory, to formulating and managing litigation strategy, to conducting discovery, to trial.
Kimberly possesses a wealth of valuable experience, having served as a federal antitrust prosecutor for nearly a decade where she led teams of trial attorneys and law enforcement agents who investigated and prosecuted domestic and international cartel activity, including in the following industries: graphite electrodes, carbon products, ocean shipping and benchmark interest rates (LIBOR). Prior to joining the Firm, Kimberly was co-chair of the antitrust practice group at another plaintiff-side litigation firm.
Kimberly has secured sizeable recoveries on behalf of investors in several high-profile securities fraud cases. Kimberly also led the trial team that obtained a jury verdict in favor of investors in the Longtop securities class action litigation, among just a handful of securities cases to be tried to jury verdict. Kimberly has a national practice representing plaintiffs in antitrust and consumer protection class actions and has been appointed to lead several matters. Representative cases include:
- Lead Counsel in Murphy, et al. v. Toyota Motor Corporation, et al., Consolidated Case No. 4:21-cv-00178-ALM (E.D. Tex.), a class action arising from allegations that Toyota manufactured, sold, and leased 2013-2018 Toyota RAV4 vehicles with defective batteries.
- Co-Lead Counsel in In re Peanut Farmers Antitrust Litigation, 2:19-cv-00463 (E.D. Va.), an antitrust class action alleging that peanut shellers’ entered into a conspiracy in restraint of trade, the purpose and effect of which was to suppress competition and depress prices paid to peanut farmers in the United States. ($102.75 million in settlements for the class).
- Co-Lead Counsel in In re: Chicago Board of Options Exchange Volatility Index Manipulation Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2842 (N.D. Ill.), a multidistrict litigation arising from over a decade of alleged manipulation of financial instruments linked to the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (“CBOE”) Volatility Index, the “VIX,” and the opaque settlement process the CBOE designed for certain of those instruments.
- Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in In re Toyota Hybrid Brake Litig., No. 4:20-cv-00127-ALM (E.D. Tex.), a class action arising from allegations that Toyota manufactured, sold, and leased certain Toyota vehicles with defective braking systems.
- Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in In re Farm-Raised Salmon and Salmon Products Litigation, 19-CV-21551 (S.D. Fla.), a class action alleging various North Atlantic farms engaged in restrictive business practices including illegal price-fixing and violated rules prohibiting cartels.
- Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re: Local TV Advertising Antitrust Litigation, No. 18-cv-06785 (N.D. Ill.), a multidistrict, antitrust class action accusing the primary industry players of fixing television advertising prices.
- Plaintiff Steering Committee in In re: Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation, No. 16-md-02687 (D.N.J.), an antitrust class action alleging defendants violated antitrust laws by allocating customers and markets and fixing the price of liquid aluminum sulfate. (over $90 million in settlements for the direct purchaser plaintiff class).
- Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re: German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation, a multidistrict class action accusing Audi, BMW, Volkswagen and other German automakers of a decades-long antitrust conspiracy covering car technology, costs, suppliers and emissions equipment
Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Justice served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William H. Yohn, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Justice earned a J.D. degree magna cum laude from Temple University School of Law in 2000 and a B.A. degree cum laude from Kalamazoo College in 1993.
Ms. Justice frequently lectures and serves on discussion panels concerning antitrust and securities litigation matters and currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute and as an Advisory Council Member for The Duke Conferences: Bench-Bar-Academy Distinguished Lawyers’ Series.