Jones Day (San Francisco)

Lin W. Kahn

Jones Day (San Francisco)
Lawyer (Partner)

Lin Kahn has more than a decade of experience in private practice and public service focusing on antitrust litigation and government investigations. Lin rejoined Jones Day after five years at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she served as lead litigation and trial counsel in the agency’s successful challenge to a price-fixing conspiracy in the dental industry. During her time at the FTC, Lin also led a number of merger and conduct investigations in industries such as technology, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and health care.

Lin has handled all stages of an investigation, litigation, and trial. As a first-chair trial lawyer, she has developed winning litigation strategies, built compelling narratives, delivered opening and closing arguments, examined adverse witnesses resulting in key admissions, and argued motions with success. Lin’s matters have involved a broad spectrum of issues, including price-fixing conspiracies, group boycotts, invitations to collude, horizontal and vertical mergers, potential competition, killer acquisitions, and monopolization.

In Lin’s previous private practice at Jones Day, she represented a high-tech company in an antitrust class action alleging a conspiracy to suppress compensation through no-poach agreements. She also represented various hospital systems and health care companies against conspiracy and monopolization claims. In 2012, Lin was part of the trial team that obtained a full defense jury verdict on an antitrust claim filed against Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

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David Kiernan, Craig E. Stewart, Darren K. Cottriel, Lin W. Kahn, Catherine T. Zeng The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit clarifies class certification standards in an antitrust appeal (Olean Wholesale Grocery / Bumble Bee Foods)


The Ninth Circuit approved use of statistical analysis that relies on averaging but reversed class certification because the district court failed to resolve whether more than a de minimis number of putative class members were injured. On April 6, 2021, in Olean Wholesale Grocery Coop. v. (...)

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