Matthew W. Ruan
Matthew W. Ruan is a partner at Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC. Mr. Ruan has extensive experience litigating complex commercial matters, with an emphasis in antitrust, securities, and consumer class actions. He has helped recover billions of dollars on behalf of a broad range of individuals, businesses, shareholders, unions, and pension funds.
Mr. Ruan received his B.A., with Honors, from the University of Chicago in 2000 and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2003, where he was an associate editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law.
Prior to joining Freed Kanner London & Millen LLC, Mr. Ruan was employed by several other prominent class action firms, including Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, Berman DeValerio (now Berman Tabacco), and Heins Mills & Olson PLC. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Blanche M. Manning of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and interned at the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, in Washington, D.C.
Among the many complex cases in which Mr. Ruan has been significantly involved are:
- Sutter Health Antitrust Litigation (Sup. Ct. Cal., San Fran. Cty.) (antitrust class action against Sutter Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in California, for restraining hospital competition through its contracting practices with insurance companies, resulting in $575 million settlement and significant injunctive relief).
- In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Mich.) (antitrust class action brought on behalf of direct purchasers of automotive parts in multiple concurrently active nationwide price-fixing cases, resulting in settlements to date in excess of $500 million).
- In re AOL/Time Warner Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) (class action alleging securities fraud in connection with merger of AOL and Time Warner, resulting in $2.65 billion recovery for shareholders).
Mr. Ruan is admitted in New York, California, and Minnesota, as well as various federal courts. He is not admitted in Illinois or Pennsylvania.