Covington & Burling (San Francisco)

Cortlin H. Lannin

Covington & Burling (San Francisco)

Cortlin Lannin is an Antitrust and Class Action Partner at Covington & Burling. Cortlin defends clients in high-stakes antitrust and consumer protection matters. He has a depth of experience helping companies and individuals navigate the entire lifespan of these matters, from leading internal investigations to defending government investigations and the civil litigation that often follows. Cort is co-chair of the firm’s global Antitrust Government Investigations group and routinely represents companies and individuals facing government antitrust investigations of both the civil and criminal variety, including with the Department of Justice Antitrust Division. He has a track record of helping his clients achieve successful resolutions to these investigations. Cort is also an experienced litigator who defends clients facing civil litigation, including class action litigation. He has had a lead role in matters implicating the high tech industry, alleged “no-poach” and wage-fixing agreements, price-fixing, and similar conduct. Cort has been recognized as a Top Antitrust Lawyer by the Daily Journal and is a leader in the antitrust bar, including as the recent chair of the Antitrust Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. Cort has also defended some of the world’s largest consumer companies facing class action litigation, including complaints alleging unfair trade practices and false advertising under California’s UCL, FAL, and CLRA, and other states’ unfair competition laws. He has a record of developing thoughtful strategies to resolve these matters early and on favorable terms. Cort is a co-chair of Covington’s LGBT+ Affinity Group and is deeply involved in the firm’s efforts to recruit, mentor, and promote diverse attorneys.

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Kate Patchen, Thomas O. Barnett, Cortlin H. Lannin, Anne Y. Lee, Phillip H. Warren The US District Court for the District of Connecticut upholds a joint motion of acquittal to hand DoJ another loss in its campaign to criminally prosecute labour market hiring restraints (Mahesh Patel / Robert Harvey / Harpreet Wasan / Steven Houghtaling / Tom Edwards / Gary Prus)


On April 28, 2023, Judge Victor A. Bolden of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut granted defendants’ Rule 29 Motion for Judgment of Acquittal in United States v. Patel, stymieing the Justice Department’s latest effort to prosecute agreements among competitors to (...)


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