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Heather Lamberg Kafele
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Antitrust and Litigation
Heather Kafele is a partner in the Antitrust and Litigation Groups in Shearman & Sterling's Washington, D.C. office. She has extensive experience in complex litigation, investigations, and regulatory proceedings with a particular emphasis on complex antitrust, competition and consumer issues. She has represented plaintiffs and defendants in monopolization, price-fixing, predatory pricing, bundling, tying, false advertising, unfair competition and leveraging cases in state and federal courts across the country. Ms. Kafele has extensive experience representing healthcare companies (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, hospitals, and biotech companies) in cutting edge antitrust matters. Ms. Kafele also has represented a broad range of domestic and foreign clients with competition and controversy issues in state and federal investigations.
Georgetown University, J.D., 1998, magna cum laude; Macalester College, B.A., 1994, magna cum laude
United States: Antitrust
Civil litigation/class actions
Within: Civil litigation/class actions
Shearman & Sterling LLP provides ‘a high level of service’ across a broad range of industries, but it is particularly strong in financial services related cases, where it leverages the firm’s contacts in the area. Adam Hakki and Richard Schwed (‘quick on his feet, a commanding presence’) are defending Bank of America in the ISDAFIX class action, which alleges that 15 financial institutions (including Nomura Securities International, which the firm is also representing in this case) conspired to fix the benchmark for interest rate derivative transactions. James Tallon is another name to note in the team and he recently advised Barclays Bank and Barclays Bank Delaware on an appeal, filed by plaintiffs, against the settlement reached between retailers and credit and debit card issuers regarding the interchange fees and merchant discount antitrust litigation. Heather Lamberg Kafele is a key contact in Washington DC.