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Kerri Ann Law, a partner in the litigation department, is an experienced counselor and trial lawyer who represents Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court, as well as in domestic and international arbitration forums. Ms. Law is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Compensation Committee and Women’s Initiative Committee, and she serves as Chair of the Firm’s Hiring Committee.
As part of her diverse practice, Ms. Law has extensive experience dealing with class actions and shareholder derivative actions. Among her more notable representations, Ms. Law represented Bear Stearns in several shareholder derivative actions and class actions arising out of the collapse of two hedge funds in summer 2007. She also represents an individual in a purported class action based on the alleged manipulation of the platinum and palladium markets, including the trading of futures contracts, in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act, the Sherman Antitrust Act, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Ms. Law also represented a major consumer product company in connection with a consumer fraud class action, and a premier service provider in an action under the FLSA.
Ms. Law also has significant experience representing officers and directors in complex litigations. In addition, Ms. Law’s practice extends to representing companies and individuals in connection with sensitive and high-profile criminal and regulatory matters (as well as related civil matters). She regularly interacts with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, among other governmental agencies.
Ms. Law has litigated numerous false advertising matters for pharmaceutical and other companies. Legal 500, which has ranked Kramer Levin’s advertising practice “in the top tier,” acknowledged Ms. Law as a “highly recommended” counsel. Among other representations, Ms. Law successfully defended AstraZeneca in a false advertising suit challenging its Nexium product.
Ms. Law – also “recommended” counsel for employment litigation by Legal 500 – represents and advises clients in employment litigations, including disputes concerning discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation as well those arising from employment contracts. Ms. Law is an active participate in many pro bono matters, with a particular focus on human rights.