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Megan E. Jones

Megan Jones (@MeganJonesEsq) is a California Bay Area-based lawyer who focuses on recovering damages for companies who are victims of antitrust cartels for price-fixing, tying, restraints of trade, and other competition violations. With 19 years of experience in antitrust class actions, Megan has an "extraordinary depth of expertise in cartel-related matters." Companies that buy things to make things have typically bought cartelized products, and Megan helps them recover damages for such purchases. Able to analyze a corporation’s purchases around the world, Megan can then offer a panoply of options for recovery in multiple jurisdictions. She emphasizes the non-litigation options a corporation has when appropriate, and she is as adept at settling a case in a conference room as she is in a courtroom. The Legal 500 has selected Megan as one of the Top Leading Lawyers in the U.S. in plaintiffs’ representation for antitrust every year since 2012, and she has twice been listed on Global Competition Review’s  Women in Antitrust.  

Trusted by courts to lead large and complex antitrust cases, Megan has been called a "trailblazer," who brings efficiency, creativity, attention to detail, and a relentless trial-focused instinct to her cases. She is currently leading In re Blue Cross Antitrust Litigation (Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee), In re Local TV Advertising Antitrust Litigation (Lead Counsel), and In re Diisocyanates Antitrust Litigation (Co-Lead counsel). Megan prides herself on the ability to create and lead teams of lawyers of any size (having organized teams of 80 law firms, in one particular case) to create a record that either wins the case, drives settlement, and /or obtains a decision upheld at the appellate level. Part of her success is due to Ms. Jones’ belief in using diverse and inclusive litigation teams, which she has helped foster over a decade by creating and running a conference for women antitrust lawyers to exchange best practices. She has been profiled as a Female Powerbroker in her field, as well as chosen to be an Equity Champion to help provide an economic incentive to close the gender gap in law. Ms. Jones, described as “personable, very smart and really capable” by Chambers and Partners, is adept at representing both classes of businesses that were harmed as well as individual businesses.

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Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D., 1999

North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, magna cum laude, B.A., 1995

Bar Admissions

California

District of Columbia

North Carolina

Affiliations & Memberships

Named a 'Leading Lawyer' for Civil Litigation/Class Action: Plaintiff by The Legal 500, 2012-2019

Ranked Band 2 for Antitrust: Mainly Plaintiff - California by Chambers and Partners, 2019

Named to The Lawdragon 500 List of Leading Lawyers in America, 2019

Named to W@Competition’s 40 in Their 40s list of notable women competition professionals, 2019

Named one of the Top Leading Lawyers in the U.S. in plaintiffs’ representation for antitrust by the Legal 500, 2012-2017

Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice (In re Air Cargo Antitrust Litigation), American Antitrust Institute, 2016

Named a Super Lawyer in Antitrust, 2012-2019 

Named to "The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2014," by Global Competition Review and Who's Who Legal

Named one of the 100 successful Women in Antitrust globally by the Global Competition Review, 2013

Named a Rising Star in Competition Law by Law360, 2012

Founder of Women Antitrust Plaintiffs’ Attorney network group, 2008

Member, The Sedona Conference®

Vice Chair, ABA Antitrust Section's Global Private LItigation Committee

Vice Chair, ABA Antitrust Section's Communications and Digital Technology Industries Committee

Vice Chair, ABA Antitrust Section's Media and Technology Committee

News & Press

"Hausfeld, Hausfeld, Hooray," Legal Biznow, April 6, 2012

Global Competition Review profiles Megan Jones as one of their "100 Women In Antitrust"

Publications

"A Litigator's Approach to Pricing Algorithms Cases: What Will We Need to Know?" ABA Global Private Litigation Bulletin, Issue 13, March 2019.

"A panel of experts discuss e-discovery horror stories, vetting vendors and expectations for service providers in terms of competency and ethics", Law Technology News, May 19, 2014 (Quoted) 

M. Jones joins Judge Francis and R. Trenchard (Wilmer Hale) in this podcast about the latest trends in cost-shifting in electronic discovery. 

Co-author of Navigating the Vendor Proposal Process: Best Practices for the Selection of Electronic Discovery Vendors, published by The Sedona Conference®

Author of “Litigator 101,” an ABA series regarding best practices in drafting discovery

"Q&A: Megan Jones on corporations as plaintiffs", Global Competition Review, March 2014. 

"All I Really Need to Know About Antitrust Settlements, I Learned in Kindergarten," ABA Criminal & Cartel Practice Committee Newsletter, March 2011.

"E-Discovery Today: The Fault Lies Not In Our Rules...",  The Federal Courts Law Review (FCLR), Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2011.

Giving Electronic Discovery a Chance to Grow Up,” The National Law Journal, December 15, 2009

Observations from the Field: ACPERA’s First Five Years,” The Sedona Conference Journal, Fall 2009

CLE Speaker, “E-Discovery in Antitrust Lawsuits and FTC/DOJ Investigations: Managing and Producing Electronic Information Under the Amended Federal Rules,” March 2009

Antitrust Law Developments, 7th Edition, co-author of chapter on Non-Price Vertical Restraint, published by the American Bar Association, 2008

Co-author of The Sedona Conference Glossary: E-Discovery and Digital Information Management (2nd edition), December 2007

Presentations & Speeches

Speaker, “Successfully Navigating Hazardous Waters: The Second Annual Conference on Transatlantic Deals and Disputes,” American Bar Association and German Bar Association, Munich, June 2011

Speaker, Class Action Symposium, Georgetown Law Center, April 11, 2011

Speaker, “The Life of an International Cartel:  A Six-Part Practical Series, Part III:  Follow-On Civil Price Fixing,” American Bar Association teleconference, February 4, 2011

Speaker, American Bar Association’s Antitrust Masters Course V, September 30, 2010

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