A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Lin Chan’s successes include representing California consumers and third party payors charging that brand name and generic drug manufacturers conspired to restrain competition in the sale of Bayer’s blockbuster antibiotic drug Ciprofloxacin (Cipro). In 2017, plaintiffs in the Cipro case settled with all remaining defendants, bringing the total recovery to $399 million. Lin won AAI’s Antitrust Enforcement award for “Outstanding Antitrust Achievement by a Young Lawyer” for her work on the Cipro drug antitrust cases. She also shared Lieff Cabraser’s team award from the AAI’s Antitrust Enforcement award for “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement” for their work on the Cipro case.
Lin also represented direct purchasers of titanium dioxide against titanium dioxide manufacturers for conspiring to fix prices. The case settled on the eve of trial in 2013 for $163 million.
Lin currently serves as co-lead counsel representing consumers who allege that the two leading manufacturers and distributors of consumer telescopes conspired to fix prices and monopolize the consumer telescope market in the United States.
She serves as 2023 President of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area. Lin was the inaugural recipient of AAI and COSAL’s Hollis Salzman Memorial Leadership Award in 2021, awarded to a leader within the plaintiffs’ antitrust bar who has advanced opportunities for other women and attorneys from underrepresented groups. She also serves as Immediate Past President of COSAL and a member of the AAI’s Advisory Board. Lin is Lieff Cabraser’s Hiring Partner and leads the firm’s Lawyers of Color Committee.
Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Lin litigated employment class actions at Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Damon J. Keith of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals from 2007 to 2008.
Lin received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2007. While at Stanford, Lin was the Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
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