We are pleased to announce that the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) and the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL) have selected Lieff Cabraser partner Lin Y. Chan as the very first recipient of the Hollis Salzman Memorial Leadership Award. The criteria for the award include “a demonstrated track record of integrity and collegiality,” “an active interest in mentoring other members of the plaintiffs’ antitrust bar,” having “advanced opportunities for other women or attorneys from underrepresented groups in the bar” and “demonstrated leadership in the plaintiffs’ antitrust bar.” This is the first time AAI has created an award recognizing the body of work of an individual lawyer, and we are proud to say that Lin does not merely meet these criteria—she exemplifies them.
AAI and COSAL created the Hollis Salzman Memorial Leadership Award in 2021 to honor the life of Hollis Salzman, a friend, colleague, and incomparable member of the antitrust community. One of the nation’s leading antitrust attorneys, Ms. Salzman spent more than 25 years litigating some of the world’s largest cases and recovered over $2 billion in settlements for victims of antitrust cartels and unfair competition practices. She was a champion of gender equality and diversity in the legal profession, fully embracing her role as a mentor and role model to other female attorneys, and helping to inspire them to shine on their own.
AAI and COSAL highlighted Lin’s many leadership roles within the legal community, including her current role as Vice President of COSAL and as a member of the AAI’s Advisory Board. As an officer of COSAL, she helped establish its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee to increase engagement by antitrust practitioners from historically underrepresented groups. She also serves as an officer of the Board of Directors for the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area.
Lin will be honored at AAI’s Awards Night on November 10, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Congratulations to Lin on this outstanding accomplishment!
About Lin Y. Chan
A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Lin Y. Chan has represented plaintiffs in employment, whistleblower law, and antitrust cases. Her successes at the firm include representing direct purchasers of titanium dioxide against the titanium dioxide manufacturers for conspiring to fix prices. She worked extensively on the case’s trial preparation, including drafting and arguing motions in limine. In 2013, the case settled before trial for $163 million.
In 2017, Lin won the prestigious award for “Outstanding Antitrust Achievement by a Young Lawyer” from the American Antitrust Institute for her work on the Cipro drug antitrust cases, as well as sharing Lieff Cabraser’s team award from the AAI for “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement” for their work on the Cipro case. She has been consistently recognized as a top lawyer in her fields by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation. Between 2019 and 2021, Lawdragon identified her as one of the nation’s “500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in America,” as well as one of the nations “500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America.”