Kristen M. Anderson is a partner in the firm's New York office. Ms. Anderson's practice focuses on complex and class action litigation with an emphasis on antitrust matters. Ms. Anderson is recognized as a Rising Star in the 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 editions of Super Lawyers.
A substantial portion of Ms. Anderson's practice is devoted to antitrust cases within the financial services industry. Currently, Ms. Anderson represents plaintiff-investors in In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, No. 13-cv-7789 (S.D.N.Y.), Axiom Investment Advisors, LLC, by and through its Trustee Gildor Management, LLC v. Deutsche Bank AG, No. 15-cv-9945 (S.D.N.Y.), and Axiom Investment Advisors, LLC, by and through its Trustee Gildor Management LLC v. Barclays Bank PLC, No. 15-cv-9323 (S.D.N.Y.), cases alleging misconduct in the foreign exchange market by many global financial institutions. Ms. Anderson represented pension funds and individual investors in Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners, LLC, No. 07-cv-12388 (D. Mass.) ($590.5 million settlement), an antitrust action alleging collusion in the buyouts of large publicly traded companies by private equity firms. Ms. Anderson also served on the trial team representing certified classes of cardholders in antitrust cases challenging class action-banning arbitration clauses in credit card agreements as restraints of trade in Ross v. Bank of America N.A., No. 05-cv-7116, MDL No. 1409 (S.D.N.Y.) and Ross v. American Express Co., No. 04-cv-5723, MDL No. 1409 (S.D.N.Y).
Ms. Anderson is an active member of the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Antitrust Section's Trial Practice Committee and is co-editor of the Committee's newsletter, Trying Antitrust. She has been a Vice Chair of the Antitrust Section's Books & Treatises Committee. She has also been a contributing author to the Antitrust Section's Antitrust Discovery Handbook (2d ed.), Joint Venture Handbook (2d ed.), and the 2010 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments. In addition, Ms. Anderson served as an editor for Model Jury Instructions in Civil Antitrust Cases (2016 ed.) and The Woman Advocate (2d ed.), both published by the American Bar Association. Ms. Anderson was a co-author of an article appearing in the Fall 2014 edition of Competition: Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section of the State Bar of California, entitled The Misapplication of Associated General Contractors to Cartwright Act Claims, 23 Competition: J. Anti. & Unfair Comp. L. Sec. St. B. Cal. 120 (2014).
Ms. Anderson is the Editor-in-Chief of Market+Litigation, Scott+Scott's monthly newsletter. She is also active in the firm's continuing legal education programs, speaking on e-discovery, evidence, and antitrust issues.
Ms. Anderson is a graduate of St. Louis University (B.A. Philosophy, summa cum laude, 2003) and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D. 2006). During law school, Ms. Anderson served as an extern at the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, in San Francisco. While at Hastings, Ms. Anderson also served as an extern to Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar of the Supreme Court of California and was the research assistant to Professor James R. McCall in the areas of antitrust and comparative antitrust law.
Ms. Anderson is admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia.