- In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation – In one of the largest and most complex antitrust class action cases ever litigated, Kimberly is part of the team representing tens of millions of subscriber plaintiffs alleging 36 insurer defendants conspired to allocate geographic territories to ensure higher premiums. On November 30, 2020 the Court granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement agreement.
- In re Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Litigation – Kimberly represents a class of broiler chicken growers who allege a nationwide conspiracy among the five largest vertically-integrated poultry companies to suppress and maintain compensation for growing services below competitive levels.
- In re American Express Anti-Steering Rules Antitrust Litigation – Kimberly is part of the case team in this multidistrict litigation consolidated in the Eastern District of New York, and represents a class of merchant plaintiffs against American Express in connection with claims that the credit card company’s Anti-Steering Rules unreasonably restrain interbrand price competition among credit and charge card networks.
Commercial & Financial Disputes
- Boothe Farms, et. al. v. The Dow Chemical Company, et. al. – Kimberly represents rice farmers whose crops were harmed by defendants’ herbicide.
- Universal Life Insurance Cases – Kimberly represents life insurance policyholders in South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, and Georgia alleging State Farm Life Insurance Company breached their contracts and charged cost of insurance rates based on impermissible factors.
Environmental & Product Liability
- Children v. the Climate Crisis: Chiara Sacchi et al. v. Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, and Turkey – In which Hausfeld and co-counsel Earthjustice represent 16 children from around the world, including Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Villaseñor, in a complaint filed before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child alleging violations of children’s rights to life, health, and culture by five members of the G20 whose failure to reduce carbon emissions is perpetuating climate change.
- Kimberly is active in Hausfeld’s pro bono work and has conducted research and prepared pleadings for partner NGOs on various issues including voting rights and combating violence related to hate crimes, menstrual equity, and international children’s rights related to the climate crisis.
Kimberly was drawn to Hausfeld because of its elite position as a litigation firm tackling complex legal issues around the world, and its longstanding commitment to the public good. Kimberly’s work spans multiple practice areas, including antitrust litigation, deceptive business practices and consumer protection, environmental threats, and civil and human rights. Kimberly’s experience working for clients facing various legal challenges has allowed her to pursue creative and successful litigation strategies on their behalf.
Prior to joining Hausfeld, Kimberly clerked for Chief Justice F. Michael Kruse of the High Court of American Samoa and Chief Judge Julie Manning of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut. Through her respective clerkships, Kimberly gained experience in trial and appellate civil and criminal cases and bankruptcy cases, working on a wide variety of legal issues.
Kimberly’s clients include a class of subscribers to Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, broiler chicken growers, rice farmers, a class of merchant plaintiffs bringing an action against American Express, and a group of 16 child climate activists from over 10 different countries bringing a petition to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.
King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law, Master of Laws in Transnational Law (LL.M.), graduated with Merit, 2017
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2015
University of Pittsburgh, B.A., summa cum laude, 2011
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law (2014-2015)
- "Left Behind: How Statelessness in the Dominican Republic Limits Children’s Access to Education," Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute (2014), Co-Author
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Global Competition Review
- Litigation of the Year - Cartel Prosecution in 2021: an honor she received as part of the In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation case team.
- Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Student Research: an honor she received from The First Global Forum on Statelessness in 2014.