Karen Lerner Named to 2023 Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar by The National Law Journal for Second Year Running05/11/2023 | The National Law Journal
Kirby McInerney is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, The National Law Journal has named partner Karen Lerner one of its 2023 Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar, part of The National Law Journal's 2023 Elite Trial Lawyers awards.
Karen Lerner Named to Law360’s 2023 Competition Editorial Advisory Board05/03/2023 | Law360
Kirby McInerney is proud to announce that partner Karen Lerner has been named to Law360’s Competition Editorial Advisory Board for 2023. The advisory board works together to provide feedback to Law360's editors on coverage, providing expert insight on how best to shape future content.
Partner Randall Fox quoted in Law360 article discussing newly-expanded New York tax whistleblower law signed by Governor Kathy Hochul05/03/2023 | Law360
KM Partner Randall Fox is quoted in a Law360 article discussing the recent expansion of tax-related whistleblower cases under the New York False Claims Act, now allowing for cases to be brought against wealthy individuals and businesses that do not file New York tax returns and pay New York taxes they owe. Previously, such non-filers could escape liability because the statute applied only where a whistleblower could point to specific false statements or records related to tax obligations.
Fox described that the importance of the amendment is that it will lead to enforcement against non-filers who are notoriously difficult to find through the traditional audit process: “if tax audits are akin to finding a needle in a haystack, ‘here, you don’t even have a haystack.’”
Partner Randall Fox authors an article on NY’s correct treatment of the False Claims Act’s knowledge element, an issue now before the U.S. Supreme Court03/10/2023 | Law360
KM partner Randall Fox has published an article in Law360 discussing how New York has already decided an important issue about the “knowledge” element of the False Claims Act that will be argued next month before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the Sprint case under the New York False Claims Act, New York’s high court ruled in 2015 that the knowledge element depends upon a defendant’s contemporaneous understanding of the applicable rules. In the cases now before the Supreme Court, the defendants are arguing that they can instead rely on interpretations asserted for the first time after the False Claims Act case was filed.
Rahal et al v. Groupon, Inc. et al, No. 20-cv-02581 (N.D. Ill. 2022)--
"The stakes in the action were extremely high given, among other things, the amount of money at issue, and the large size of the settlement class ... Plaintiff's counsel conducted the litigation and achieved the settlement with skill, perseverance and diligent advocacy, and they are highly experienced in the field of securities class action litigation."
In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1917 (N.D. Cal. 2019)--
“Kirby played an integral role in this case and assumed significant risk… Kirby’s work was at a very high level [and] Kirby’s work greatly benefited the Class.”
Plaintiff / client, In re Pharmaceutical Industry Average Wholesale Price Litigation--
KM received the highest available commendations from the City of New York four years in a row for its work on the AWP Litigation. In each of those four years, KM’s efforts on the City’s behalf received the overall rating of “excellent”. The City elaborated, “Kirby did a truly excellent job and the results reflect that.”
European institutional defendant / client involved in a multi-million dollar arbitration--
“[KM] represented us diligently and successfully. Throughout [KM’s] representation of our firm, [KM’s] commitment and attention to client concerns were unimpeachable.”