Lieff Cabraser partner Katherine Lubin Benson will be moderating a Bar Association of San Francisco Antitrust & Business Regulation Section panel on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. online via Zoom. The panel, entitled “Big Tech’s Reckoning With Antitrust Has Arrived,” will feature a discussion of the recent government and private actions against Big Tech with government regulators, members of the bar, and legal scholars.
Topics will include: an overview of current government lawsuits against Big Tech, a similar review of current competitor and consumer cases, theories of liability and damages, and cases to watch in 2021.
About Katherine Lubin Benson
A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Katherine Lubin Benson specializes in securities and derivative suits and antitrust class actions. She was one of the firm lawyers heading the shareholder derivative action against Wells Fargo’s current and former officers and directors arising from the bank’s massive illicit sales practices scandal, which settled for a $240 million cash payment and corporate governance reforms in late 2018. The settlement received final approval in April 2020, and represents the largest insurer-funded derivative settlement in history. Lieff Cabraser’s work on the case was recognized by the American Antitrust Institute, which honored the firm with the 2020 Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement award. Katherine was awarded AAI’s Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer award for her contributions to the case.
Katherine was recently named as one of six lawyer representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Counsel for the 2020-2023 term, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern District Practice Program, which provides continuing legal education programing for judges and practitioners in the district. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the East Bay Community Law Center, a non-profit affiliated with Berkeley Law providing free legal services to low-income communities.