Jeanette Bayoumi is an associate at Hausfeld’s New York office. As part of the dynamic litigation team at Hausfeld, Jeanette’s work spans a wide array of practice areas, including Hausfeld’s Antitrust, Financial Services and Securities, Environmental, and Human Rights practice areas.
Jeanette is currently working on a variety of cases including In re American Express Anti-Steering Rules Antitrust Litigation, a multidistrict litigation class action lawsuit consolidated in the Eastern District of New York. In that case, Hausfeld represents a class of merchant plaintiffs alleging that American Express’ Anti-Steering Rules, which prohibit merchants from steering consumers towards using other credit and charge cards to pay for purchases, unreasonably restrain interbrand price competition among credit and charge card networks thereby affecting the two-sided market. Jeanette is also involved in cases such as In re Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index Manipulation Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2842 (N.D. Ill.), a multidistrict litigation class action lawsuit consolidated in the Northern District of Illinois alleging manipulation of the CBOE Volatility Index (“VIX”), known as the U.S. stock market’s “fear gauge,” and In re Mexican Government Bonds Antitrust Litigation, a multidistrict litigation class action lawsuit alleging manipulation of the Mexican Government Bonds market.
In addition, Jeanette is a member of the Suffolk County Water Authority v. The Dow Chemical Company et al., 17-6980 (E.D.N.Y.) and Suffolk County Water Authority v. The 3M Company et al., 17-6982 (E.D.N.Y.) case teams. Filed against the manufacturers of toxic chemicals that have polluted the Authority’s public supply wells, these water contamination cases allege that the defendants, who knew or should have known of the environmental risks of their defectively-designed products, must bear responsibility for the costs of treating the contaminated water and protecting the public from harm.
Jeanette is also an active participant in the firm’s pro-bono work. Notably, she is part of the Hausfeld team which, in early 2018, filed four separate lawsuits in federal courts located in California, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Texas, each alleging that the winner-take-all system of the electoral college violates the U.S. Constitution and distorts presidential campaigns. The multiple plaintiffs in these four cases, including the largest Latino membership organization in the U.S., LULAC, seek to establish a more democratic system of voting for the President. See Rodriguez, et al. v. Brown, et al., No. 18-cv-01422 (C.D. Cal.); Lyman, et al. v. Baker, et al., No. 18-cv-10327 (D. Ma.); Baten, et al. v. McMaster, No. 18-cv-00510 (D.S.C.); and League of United Latin American Citizens, et al. v. Abbott, et al., No. 18-cv-00175 (D. Tex.).
Prior to joining Hausfeld, Jeanette worked at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, where she strove to protect investors trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market and the New York Stock Exchange. During this time, she gained extensive experience in the fields of securities law and securities regulation. Preceding this work, Jeanette was part of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Honor’s Program, where she worked with the Office of International Affairs, aiding attorneys on international and securities related issues.
Jeanette attended law school at the Washington College of Law at American University, where she was a member of the American University International Law Review. During law school Jeanette worked as a summer associate with a Turkish law firm, based in Istanbul, Turkey, where she was engaged in resolving European Union competition law challenges. Prior to American University, she graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a B.A. in International Politics. She remains actively involved in Georgetown University’s alumni community, serving as part of the school’s admissions interviewing program.
In her free time, Jeanette enjoys painting, and she has exhibited her work at multiple exhibitions. Coming from an international background, and being fluent in Arabic and proficient in French, Jeanette loves to travel and explore new cultures and languages.