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, including the following representative cases: In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1720 (E.D.N.Y) ($7.25 billion recovery) and In re Currency Conversion Fee Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1409 (S.D.N.Y.) ($336 million recovery). Ms. Anderson is recognized as a Rising Star in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 editions of Super Lawyers.
A substantial portion of Ms. Anderson's practice is devoted to antitrust cases within the financial services industry. Ms. Anderson represented pension funds and individual investors in Dahl v. Bain Capital Partners, LLC, No. 07-cv-12388 (D. Mass.), an antitrust action alleging collusion in the buyouts of large publicly traded companies by private equity firms. Ms. Anderson also represents plaintiff-investors in In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, No. 13-cv-7789 (S.D.N.Y.), challenging foreign-exchange market manipulation by many global financial institutions. Ms. Anderson 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 Books & Treatises Committee. She was also 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 The Woman Advocate (2d ed.), published by the American Bar Association's Woman Advocate Committee.
Ms. Anderson is also an active member of the State Bar of California's Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, authoring case updates for the Antitrust E-Brief and serving as an articles editor for Competition: Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section of the State Bar of California. Ms. Anderson was a co-author of an article appearing in the Fall 2014 edition of the Journal, 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 by the Supreme Court of California and all California United States District Courts.