The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) announced that Laura Alexander will join the organization as Vice President of Policy on January 6, 2020. Alexander brings deep experience in antitrust enforcement to AAI, strengthening the institution’s unique ability to navigate the essential connections between enforcement and competition policy.
Alexander played a leading role in several significant private antitrust litigations. She was part of the trial team that achieved a landmark jury verdict and judgment of more than $1 billion on behalf of purchasers in the Urethanes (Polyether Polyols) Antitrust Litigation. Most recently, Alexander settled a groundbreaking class action against Sutter Health in California, achieving a settlement of more than $500 million, coupled with robust injunctive relief that promises to transform California hospital markets.
“We are delighted to bring Laura Alexander onto the AAI team. She brings valuable skills to our strong base of staff expertise in competition law, economics, and policy,” said AAI President Diana Moss. “Laura’s experience and perspective will be critical in supporting and expanding AAI’s leading role in invigorating antitrust and proposing tractable reforms.”
Alexander has repeatedly been identified as a Rising Star by Super Lawyer Magazine for her work on behalf of antitrust plaintiffs and was recently recognized as a Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer.
Alexander comes to AAI from Cohen Milstein, where she was a partner in the Antitrust Practice Group. Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, she was an associate in the Litigation Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she represented corporate clients on intellectual property and antitrust issues. She previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
“Laura’s outstanding record as a litigator and antitrust expert will strengthen and enhance AAI’s already formidable staff,” said Pamela Gilbert, Chair of the AAI Board of Directors. “As the new decade begins, the AAI team is well-positioned to reach new heights in its advocacy on behalf of strong antitrust principles and vigorous enforcement.”
Alexander attended Reed College, earning a B.A. in Mathematics, and earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, she served as the Senior Articles Editor to the Georgetown Law Journal and authored “Monopsony and the Consumer Harm Standard,” 95 Geo. L.J. 1611 (2007). She is also a nationally-ranked short track speed skater.
The American Antitrust Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization devoted to promoting competition that protects consumers, businesses, and society. AAI serves the public through research, education, and advocacy on the benefits of competition and the use of antitrust enforcement as a vital component of national and international competition policy.
Diana Moss, 720-233-5971, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Alexander, 202-276-4050, email@example.com