A partner in the Litigation Department, Justin Anderson is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial and appellate lawyer. He represents clients in a variety of litigation and regulatory matters, including antitrust, securities, and consumer class actions, white collar matters, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and complex business litigation.
Some of Justin’s recent representations include:
- ExxonMobil in nationwide litigation, investigations, and other proceedings pertaining to climate-change research, disclosures, impacts, and advocacy. These matters involve state and federal regulators, including an enforcement action in New York State court and an SEC investigation that was closed with a recommendation that no action be taken, as well as private plaintiffs, including a securities class action in federal court. The defense of these cases raise important and complex questions under the First Amendment, personal jurisdiction doctrine, and other areas of law;
- in three putative class actions filed by ATM users and owners alleging that Mastercard’s non-discrimination rule violates federal and state antitrust laws and state consumer protection laws;
- in multiple consumer class actions arising from disruptions in service for prepaid cards issued by third parties;
- News Corp. and News America Marketing (“NAM”), in an antitrust class action brought by customers of NAM’s in-store marketing products, who sought hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, before trebling. The case settled after the first day of a jury trial in the Southern District of New York;
- Bloomberg in a contract dispute with a former licensee in federal court, which granted in part Bloomberg’s motion to dismiss; and
- Performance Sports Group in a securities class action, regulatory matters, and bankruptcy litigation pertaining to allegations of “channel stuffing.”
Justin previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was Deputy Chief of Appeals. During his six years as a federal prosecutor, he led the investigation and prosecution of a wide range of federal crimes, including financial fraud, public corruption, identity theft, cybercrime, and money laundering. Justin conducted 14 criminal trials, including multiple high-profile public corruption matters and complex white collar cases. For his work on one of those matters, he received the John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation, the Justice Department’s highest award for trial litigators.
In addition to his successful trial work, Justin is also an accomplished appellate advocate, arguing as a federal prosecutor 19 appeals in the Second Circuit and supervising the briefing and oral argument in another 80 cases. Addressing questions of first impression, he has briefed and argued challenges to the Government’s power to compel the disclosure of emails stored abroad and the extraterritorial reach of securities fraud prosecutions. Since joining the firm, Justin has continued to represent clients in complex appellate litigation, including before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (that state’s highest court) where he recently argued an appeal for ExxonMobil.
Justin was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal on Regulation. Before entering law school, he was a vice president at an international investment bank.