Kevin Landau, Partner

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Kevin Landau currently represents plaintiffs and class members in various antitrust and consumer class actions, including In re Generic Pharmaceutical Pricing Antitrust Litigation, (E.D. Pa.), an antitrust action alleging price fixing within the generic pharmaceutical industry; In re Effexor Antitrust Litigation (D.N.J) and In Re Zetia Antitrust Litigation (E.D.Va), antitrust actions alleging that the brand manufacturer delayed less expensive generic drugs from entering the market; In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, (N.D. Ill.), an antitrust action alleging price-fixing of broiler chickens; In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Mich.), an antitrust action alleging price-fixing within the auto parts industry; Guthart v. Nassau County, et al. and McGrath v. Suffolk County et al. (NYS Supreme Court), consumer class actions alleging that local governments imposed ultra vires administrative fees in connection with red-light camera violations; Hasemann v. Gerber (E.D.N.Y.), a consumer protection class action challenging practices regarding infant formula marketing; Krukas v. AARP (D.D.C.), a consumer class action alleging that AARP collects an undisclosed commission on sales of its Medigap product; and, In re Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation (M.D. Fla.), an antitrust class action alleging that lens manufacturers conspired to set minimum pricing on disposable lenses.

In addition to these active cases, Mr. Landau has also represented plaintiffs and class members in various cases which have been successfully resolved, such as, Marchese v. Cablevision Systems Corp., et al. (D.N.J.) (antitrust class action settlement providing in excess of $72 million in settlement benefits and significant injunctive relief to Cablevision subscribers who paid inflated prices for their set-top boxes) (lead counsel); Esslinger, et al. v. HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. (E.D. Pa.) ($23.5 million settlement for cardholders in class action) (co-lead counsel); LiPuma v. American Express (S.D. Fl.) ($75 million settlement for cardholders in consumer class action) (co-lead counsel); In Re: Bank of America Credit Protection Marketing & Sales Practices Litigation (N.D. Cal.) ($20 million settlement for cardholders in consumer class action) (member of executive committee); In re Discover Payment Protection Plan Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, ($10.5 million settlement for cardholders in consumer class action); Arnett v. Bank of America, No. 11-cv-1372 (SI) (D. Or.) ($31 million settlement for class challenging lender placed flood insurance practices); Casey v. Citibank, N.A., No. 12-820 (DNH/DEP) (N.D.N.Y.) (settlement providing for $110 million in benefits to class challenging wind, flood and hazard insurance practices); In re Skelaxin Antitrust Litigation ($73 million settlement for direct purchasers in antitrust class action), In re Metoprolol Succinate Antitrust Litigation (settled for $20 million settlement for direct purchasers in antitrust class action); Gutter v. Dupont (S.D. Fl.) ($77.5 million settlement for shareholder class); In re Cendant Corporation Derivative Litigation (D.N.J.) ($54 million recovery for the corporation in derivative action); Giant Eagle, Inc. v. Cephalon, Inc. et al. (E.D.Pa.) (private settlement in antitrust action alleging that Cephalon paid its generic competitors to stay off the market with their competing generic versions of Provigil); Westrope v. Ringler (D.N.J.) (resolving claim of structured settlement annuitants who suffered cuts to their annuity payments as a result of their structured settlement brokers’ alleged negligence).

Mr. Landau was recognized in 2014-2017 as a New York Metro “Super Lawyer” in class action litigation. “Super Lawyer” selection results from peer nominations, a “blue ribbon” panel review process and independent research on candidates; no more than 5% of lawyers in the New York metro areas are selected as “Super Lawyers.” He has been an invited as a panelist at American Conference Institute Forums focusing on consumer protection issues. He is also a member of the Committee to Support Antitrust Laws, an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the enactment, preservation, and enforcement of a strong body of antitrust laws in the United States, and the Plaintiffs’ Class Action Forum, an invitation-only professional group focused on emerging trends in class actions.

Mr. Landau graduated with high honors from Lehigh University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. Mr. Landau graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1996, where he was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review. Mr. Landau is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Eleventh Circuit and D.C. Circuit. He is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

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