AAI Adds New Expertise to Advisory Board

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) welcomes six new members to its Advisory Board: Lin Chan, Jorge Contreras, Dean Harvey, Amiee Imundo, Michael Kades, and Nancy Rose.

“Our most recently added Advisors bring diverse expertise and experience to the AAI Advisory Board,” said AAI President Diana Moss. “They are vital resources for helping AAI address the competition issues that are center stage in the current debate over antitrust. We are honored to have them on the Advisory Board.”

Lin Chan, Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heinmann & Bernstein LLP. Lin Chan represents consumers, small businesses, and employees in class actions involving antitrust, fraud, discrimination, and wage theft. Lin has represented California consumers and third party payors of Cipro in a class action charging that brand name and generic prescription drug manufacturers conspired to restrain competition in the sale of Bayer’s blockbuster antibiotic drug Cipro. Total settlements in the case reached $399 million. Lin has also represented consumers in a class action filed against lithium ion battery manufacturers for conspiring to fix the prices of lithium ion batteries, as well as direct purchasers of titanium dioxide against titanium dioxide manufacturers for conspiring to fix prices. In 2017, Lin won the prestigious award for “Outstanding Antitrust Achievement by a Young Lawyer” from the American Antitrust Institute for her work on the Cipro drug antitrust cases, as well as sharing Lieff Cabraser’s team award from the AAI for “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement” for their work on the Cipro case. Lin chairs the Antitrust and Business Regulation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco and serves as Secretary of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws. She previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Damon J. Keith of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals from 2007 to 2008. While at Stanford, Lin was the Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

Jorge L. Contreras, Professor of Law,  University of Utah. Jorge L. Contreras is a Professor of Law at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, USA). Before entering academia, Professor Contreras was a partner at the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he practiced transactional and IP law in Boston, London and Washington DC. His research focuses, among other things, on the development of technical standards and the use, dissemination and ownership of scientific data generated. He is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and chapters which have appeared in scientific, legal and policy journals including Science, Nature, Georgetown Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Antitrust Law Journal and Telecommunications Policy. He is the editor of five books relating to technology law and technical standards, including the Cambridge Handbook of Technical Standardization Law, 2 vols. (2017, 2019 forthcoming). He has been quoted in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Washington Post, Korea Times, has been a guest on NPR, BBC and various televised broadcasts, and his work has been cited by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, European Commission and courts in the U.S. and Europe. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Interdisciplinary Division of the American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law, and as a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils and the IPR Policy Committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He has previously served as Co-Chair of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists, and as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on IP Management in Standard-Setting Processes. He is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School (JD) and Rice University (BSEE, BA).

Dean M. Harvey, Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heinmann & Bernstein LLP. Dean Harvey represents individuals and companies in antitrust, business tort, employment, and intellectual property litigation. He has obtained remedies that include reimbursing purchasers who have overpaid for price-fixed products; preventing monopolists from stifling innovation and eliminating competition; and obtaining damages for businesses, inventors, and copyright owners. He has extensive experience representing employees asserting antitrust claims, including: a class of high-tech workers against Google, Apple, Intel and other tech giants; a class of doctors against Duke University; a proposed class of rail equipment workers against Wabtec and Knorr; and proposed classes of fast-food workers against franchisors and franchisees. He also represented consumers in the firm’s litigation against generic drug makers for blocking access to generic versions of the brand name drug Cipro. Dean was previously with the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, and was a Law Clerk to the Honorable James V. Selna of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Dean’s awards include: ABA top 40 young lawyers in the country (2017), California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (2016), finalist for AAI’s annual “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement By A Young Lawyer.” (2015); and William E. Swope Antitrust Writing Award for “Anticompetitive Social Norms as Antitrust Violations” (California Law Review, 2006). He is Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Torts Committee, and has served as a member of the Law360 Competition Editorial Advisory Board.

Aimee Imundo, independent senior advisor and strategist, expert in competition law, compliance and policy from the perspective of multinational businesses. Aimee Imundo is an independent senior advisor and strategist, expert in competition law, compliance and policy from the perspective of multinational businesses. From 1997 to 2018 she was with General Electric Company, most recently as Executive Counsel for Competition Law & Policy, based in GE’s corporate offices in Washington, DC. Her practice at GE included responsibilities for counseling, transactions, litigation, investigations, training and compliance on a global basis. Previously, she was Associate General Counsel for Antitrust at GE Capital, the financial services business of GE. Before joining General Electric, Ms. Imundo was at Arnold & Porter, where she worked primarily on antitrust transactions, investigations, and litigation. Ms. Imundo has twice been named one of the “100 Women in Antitrust” by Global Competition Review magazine. She contributed a chapter to the ABA Antitrust Section’s book: Antitrust Compliance – Perspectives and Resources for Corporate Counselors, and the forthcoming ABA Antitrust Compliance Handbook (2019). She currently serves on the ABA Antitrust Section’s International Cartel Task Force and is a frequent speaker at antitrust law conferences on international, transactional and compliance-related topics. She was GE’s first pro bono leader for the D.C. region and served on GE’s Corporate Pro Bono Committee and GE’s Legal Diversity and Inclusion Council. Last year she was appointed to the D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services.

Michael Kades, Director for Markets and Competition Policy, Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Michael Kades’ research focuses on competition and antitrust enforcement, with an emphasis on consumers, wages, equality, and innovation. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Michael worked as Antitrust Counsel for Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, where he led efforts to reform antitrust laws. Previously, he spent 20 years investigating and litigating some of the most significant antitrust actions as an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission. During his time at the FTC, he was an Attorney Advisor to Chairman Jon Leibowitz. Michael has been cited by The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and other media outlets on antitrust enforcement and competition policy matters.


Nancy L. Rose, Head, Department of Economics, Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Nancy Rose is the Head of the Department of Economics and Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where her teaching and research focus on industrial organization, competition policy, and the economics of regulation. She served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 2014–2016, and directed the NBER program in Industrial Organization from 1991-2014. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was named the 2018 Distinguished Fellow of the Industrial Organization Society. Her research includes analyses of economic regulation, firm behavior, labor rent-sharing and determinants of executive pay, and merger policy. Her accomplishments have been recognized by numerous fellowships over her career, and professional service that includes terms as Vice President and Executive Committee member of the American Economic Association, as well as on corporate and non-profit boards.

The AAI Advisory Board consists of outstanding experts in the fields of antitrust law, economics, and business, with a focus on both domestic and international competition enforcement and policy. AAI Advisory Board members are a vital part of the organization and play an important role in helping AAI promote competition that protects consumers, businesses, and society through its research, education, and advocacy programs.

View a complete list of members of the AAI Advisory Board.