Karin’s background on both sides of the “v” enables her to devise effective strategies for her plaintiff clients and to address the pressures and concerns faced by defendants, leading to more resolutions and better results.
Karin E. Garvey is a partner in the New York office of DiCello Levitt and a member of the Antitrust and Competition practice group. With more than two decades of litigation experience, Karin focuses on representing businesses and public pension funds in complex antitrust class actions.
Prior to joining DiCello Levitt, Karin was a partner of a firm focusing on securities and antitrust litigation. She brings significant experience to managing complex, multi-jurisdictional cases from initial case development through resolution and appeal. In addition to deposing top executives, Karin has also prepared and defended company executives for deposition, hearing, and trial. Karin has significant experience working with experts—including economists, regulatory experts, patent experts, medical experts, toxicologists, materials scientists, valuation experts, foreign law experts, and appraisers—developing reports and testimony, preparing for and defending depositions, and taking depositions of opponents’ experts. In addition, Karin has engaged in all phases of trial preparation and trial and has briefed and argued appeals. Karin also has significant experience with arbitration and mediation.
For the first two decades of her career, Karin gained significant experience in antitrust, commercial litigation, and products liability litigation at a prominent defense firm representing and counseling clients from a wide array of industries including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, building materials, film, finance, and private equity.
Karin is recommended by Chambers & Partners USA and The Legal 500 for excellence in antitrust practice. She has also been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the “Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America.”
Karin was recently appointed lead or co-lead counsel in the following antitrust class actions:
- Fusion Elite All Stars v. Varsity Brands, LLC (W.D. Tenn.) – alleging monopolization and conspiracy to monopolize against the largest competition producer and apparel manufacturer in the market for All Star Cheer and the sport’s allegedly independent governing body.
- In re Humira (Adalimumab) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.) – alleging that a brand drugmaker colluded with a group of global rivals to divide the market for the blockbuster drug Humira between the U.S. and Europe and that it used a “patent thicket” to illegally maintain its monopoly.
- In re Sensipar (Cinacalcet HCl) Antitrust Litigation (D. Del.) – alleging that a brand and a generic drug company entered into an anticompetitive agreement to eliminate competition for sales of Sensipar.
- In re Surescripts Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.) – alleging that health information technology company Surescripts, which provides e-prescription routing and eligibility services, monopolized the market for e-prescription services and, along with two other defendants, conspired to monopolize the market.
Karin was also appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in In re Xyrem (Sodium Oxybate) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) a class action alleging, inter alia, that a brand drugmaker entered into anticompetitive pay-for-delay agreements with generic competitors and In re Crop Inputs Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Mo.) a class action alleging, inter alia, that major manufacturers of crop inputs (e.g., seeds and pesticides) conspired to suppress competition and to fix prices.
- UBS Capital Americas, LLC v. Flextronics (arbitration presided over by former D.N.J. Chief Judge) Managed arbitration seeking millions of dollars in tax refunds in a breach of contract case. Experience included devising all aspects of legal strategy both pre-arbitration and at the hearing.
- Solow Building Co., LLC v. Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York (N.Y. Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty.) Participated in all aspects of case brought by landlord against bank alleging breach of contract and related claims. Experience included drafting dispositive motions; managing discovery; preparing and defending witnesses for deposition and trial; taking depositions; and examining witnesses at trial.
Antitrust: Mainly Plaintiff – New York (Band 2), Chambers USA (2021)
Recommended, The Legal 500 (2021)
Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America, Lawdragon (2021)
- “Recent Developments in Antitrust Law,” 3rd Annual Class Action Law Forum, Western Alliance Bank (April 2021)
- “1st Circ. Generic-Delay Ruling Isn’t Popular with Lower Courts,” Law360 (June 2020)
- “Antitrust: Class Actions & Emerging Issues Panel,” Class Action Law Forum, Western Alliance Bank (May 2020)
- “Antitrust,” Class Action Mastery Forum, Western Alliance Bank (January 2019)
- “A Turning of the Tide: Victim Redress Through Private Antitrust Litigation,” Competition
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- American Bar Association Antitrust Section, member
- Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Law Board, member
- Northwestern Prtizker School of Law’s Law School Fund Board, member
- Scarsdale Advisory Council on Parks and Recreation, member