Steven A. Kanner Steven A. Kanner

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Steven A. Kanner, is a founding partner of Freed Kanner London & Millen, LLC. A 1979 graduate of DePaul University Law School, Mr. Kanner is admitted to the Bars of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Northern District of Illinois (member of the trial bar). He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association (Committees on Litigation and Antitrust Law), the Illinois State Association (Sections on Antitrust Law and Litigation), the American Bar Association (Sections on Antitrust Law and Litigation), the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Decalogue Society where he previously served on the Editorial Board of the Society's Law Journal.

In private practice, Mr. Kanner's experience includes investigation, discovery, trial and appeal of antitrust, securities and other complex class action cases. With respect to antitrust matters, Mr. Kanner has been involved in a leadership capacity in the following cases:

  1. In re Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1768 (E.D. Pa.). Mr. Kanner is an interim co-lead counsel in this pending nationwide antitrust price fixing action.
  2. In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1682 (E.D. Pa.). Mr. Kanner is a co-lead counsel in this pending nationwide antitrust price fixing action.
  3. In re Cotton Yarn Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1622 (M.D.N.C.). Mr. Kanner is a co-lead counsel in this pending nationwide antitrust price fixing action which has thus far resulted in a partial settlement of $7.75 million for class members.
  4. In re Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1648 (N.D. Cal.). Mr. Kanner was a member of the executive committee in this nationwide antitrust price fixing action which recovered over $300 million in settlements for class members.
  5. In re Urethane Chemicals Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1616 (D. Kan.). Mr. Kanner is a co-lead counsel in this pending nationwide antitrust price fixing action which has resulted in partial settlements of $18 million for class members.
  6. In re Intel Corp. Microprocessor Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1717 (D. Del.). Mr. Kanner is a co-chair of discovery in this pending nationwide antitrust action.
  7. In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1775 (E.D.N.Y.). Mr. Kanner is a co-chair of discovery in this pending antitrust price fixing action.
  8. In re Parcel Tanker Shipping Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1568 (D. Conn.). Mr. Kanner is a co-lead counsel in nationwide antitrust price fixing action which is currently pending as a consolidated arbitration.
  9. In re Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1542 (D. Conn.). Mr. Kanner is a co-chair of discovery in this pending nationwide antitrust price fixing action which has resulted in partial settlements of over $87 million for class members.
  10. In re Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1486 (N.D. Cal.). Mr. Kanner is a co-chair of discovery in this pending nationwide antitrust price fixing action which has resulted in settlements of $300 million for class members.
  11. In re Vitamins Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1285 (D.D.C.). Mr. Kanner was co-chairman of discovery in this antitrust price fixing action which resulted in over $1.3 billion in settlements.
  12. Piggly Wiggly Clarksville, Inc. et al. v. Mrs. Baird's Bakeries, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 3:95-CV-48 (E.D. Tex.). Mr. Kanner was co-lead counsel in this statewide Texas antitrust price fixing action which resulted in partial settlements of approximately $32 million.
  13. In re Carbon Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, MDL 940 (M.D. Fla.). Mr. Kanner was co-lead counsel in this antitrust price fixing class action in which the plaintiff class recovered $53 million.
  14. In re Plastic Tableware Antitrust Litigation, No. 94-CV-3564 (E.D. Pa.). Mr. Kanner was co-lead counsel in this antitrust price fixing action in which plaintiffs recovered over $9 million.
  15. In re Bronze and Copper Flake Antitrust Litigation, No. 93-4673 (Consolidated with No. 93-4674) (D. N.J.). Mr. Kanner was co-lead counsel in this antitrust price fixing action which concluded with a multi-million dollar settlement.
  16. In re Drill Bits Antitrust Litigation (Red Eagle Resources Corporation, Inc., et al. v. Baker Hughes, Inc., et al.), Civ. No. H-91-627 (S.D. Tex.). Mr. Kanner was co-chairman of discovery and a member of the Steering and Executive Committees in this nationwide price fixing action which recovered more than $54 million on behalf of purchasers of drill bits.
  17. In re Koch Oil Spill Matter (Kevin Harms v. Koch Gathering Systems, Inc. David Fogelman and Richard Tuttle), No. 94-6629-H (347th Judicial District, Nueces County, Texas). Mr. Kanner was co-lead counsel in this class action case for damages caused by a marine oil spill in which the plaintiffs, commercial fisherman and shrimpers, recovered over $10 million.
  18. Engwall v. Amerada Hess Corporation, et al., No. CY-95-322 (5th Judicial District, Chaves County, New Mexico). Mr. Kanner was co-lead counsel in this statewide New Mexico case against numerous oil company defendants for contract claims relating to underpayment of royalties to class members. The case was prosecuted in conjunction with several other state cases and an overriding nationwide case.
  19. In re Lease Oil Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1206 (S.D. Tex.). Mr. Kanner was an Executive Committee member and discovery coordinator in this nationwide antitrust price fixing case, which is related to the New Mexico oil lease case. Total recovery in these cases exceeded $200 million.
  20. General Refractories Co., et al. v. Washington Mills Electro Minerals Corp., et al., 6-95-CV-7580 (W.D.N.Y.). Mr. Kanner was a co-lead counsel in this nationwide antitrust price fixing action.
  21. In re Polypropylene Carpet Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1075 (N.D. Ga.). Mr. Kanner was a co-chair of discovery in this nationwide class action antitrust price fixing action which resulted in a total recover for class members of over $30 million.
  22. In re Isostatic Graphite Antitrust Litigation, Master File No. 00-CV-1857 (E.D. Pa.). Mr. Kanner was a co-lead counsel in this nationwide antitrust price fixing action which resulted in total settlements of over $11 million for class members.
  23. In re High Pressure Laminates Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1368 (S.D.N.Y.). Mr. Kanner was a co-lead counsel in this nationwide antitrust price fixing action which recovered over $30 million for class members.
Mr. Kanner has also been involved in the following complex class action antitrust cases:
  1. In re Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation, MDL 997 (N.D. Ill.). Horizontal price fixing action against major pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers. Counsel obtained partial settlements exceeding $715 million on behalf of class members.
  2. In re High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1087 (C.D. Ill.). Mr Kanner's former firm was co-lead counsel in this antitrust price fixing class action against major manufacturers of high fructose corn syrup. The case resulted in settlements of over $530 million for class members.
  3. In re Potash Antitrust Litigation, MDL 981 (D. Minn.).
  4. In re Industrial Silicon Antitrust Litigation, Master File No. 95-2104 (W.D. Pa.). Nationwide class action antitrust price fixing action.
  5. In re Infant Formula Antitrust Litigation, MDL 878 (N.D. Fla.). Mr. Kanner's former firm served as co-lead counsel in this antitrust class action price fixing action which was settled for over $125 million.
  6. In re New Steel Pail Antitrust Litigation, C-1-92-213 (S.D. Ohio).
  7. In re Steel Drum Antitrust Litigation, MDL 887 (S.D. Ohio).
  8. In re Clozapine Antitrust Litigation, MDL 874 (N.D. Ill.).
  9. Pasco Agape, Inc., et al. v. Gustafson's Dairy, Inc., et al., 92-846-Civ-T-22B (M.D. Fla.).
  10. In re Fine Paper Antitrust Litigation, MDL 323 (E.D.Pa.).
  11. In re Florida Rebar Steel Cases, 80-1198 CIV T.K. (S.D. Fla.).
  12. In re Cuisinart Antitrust Litigation, MDL 447 (D. Conn.).
  13. In re Aluminum Siding Antitrust Litigation, MDL 454 (E.D.Pa.).
  14. In re Industrial Gas Antitrust Litigation, Master File No. 80 C 3479 (N.D. Ill.).
  15. In re Chlorine and Caustic Soda Antitrust Litigation, Master File No. 86-5428 (E.D. Pa.).
  16. Superior Beverage Co., Inc. v. Owens Illinois, Inc., et al., No. 83 C 512 (N.D. Ill.).
  17. A. Wienfield & Son, Inc. v. Pillsbury Co., et al., No. 87 C 20420 (N.D. Ill.).
  18. Applied Digital Technology v. Continental Casualty Company, No. 76 C 1708 (N.D. Ill.).
Mr. Kanner's involvement in securities and other non-antitrust class actions includes the following:
  1. Cesar Rosendo Esparza, et al. v. General Motors Corporation, Cause No. 15144 (S.D. Tex)
  2. Orthopedic Bone Screw Litigation, MDL 1014 (E.D. Pa.). Medical products class action against manufacturers of pedicle screws.
  3. In re: Beech-Nut Apple Juice Litigation, Master File No. 86-6608 (E.D. Pa.).
  4. Holloway, et al. v. Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., et al., 84-C-814-EU (N.D. Okla.).
  5. Osajda, et al. v. Beatrice Companies, et al., 85 CH 11707 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois).
  6. DeWolf, et al. v. Datapoint Corporation, et al., Civ. No. 8319 (Delaware Chancery Court).
  7. In re Financial Partners Class Action Litigation, No. 82 C 5910 (N.D. Ill.).
  8. In re Washington Public Power Supply System Securities Litigation, MDL 551 (W.D. Wash.).
  9. Janowski, et al. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local #710 Pension Fund, et al., No. 78 C 841 (N.D. Ill.).
  10. Weiss, et al. v. Marshall Field and Company, et al., 78 C 620 (N.D. Ill.).
  11. Outdoor Sports Industries, Inc. v. Telvest, Inc., No. 79 C 307 (N.D. Ill.).
  12. Behr v. Drake Hotel, 82 C 5551 (N.D. Ill.).
  13. Ramirez et al. v. Rousonelos Farms, et al., 88 C 5866 (N.D. Ill.).