Judith Zahid
San Francisco
44 Montgomery Street
Suite 3400
San Francisco CA 94104
TEL: (415) 633-1916
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Judith A. Zahid

Judith A. Zahid is a commercial litigator, specializing in antitrust and other complex litigation, and the Managing Partner of Zelle Hofmann’s San Francisco office. 

Judith has substantial experience representing clients pursuing high-stakes claims. She is particularly adept at assessing complex, and increasingly international, recovery strategies, working closely with economic and industry experts, and efficiently marshalling terabytes of electronic discovery.   

Representative matters include In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation (MDL No. 1827), where Judith served on the lead counsel team to help secure a record-breaking $1.082 billion all-cash settlement for the end-user plaintiffs, in one of the nation’s largest antitrust cartel cases; and In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation (MDL No. 2420), where Judith was recognized by the multidistrict litigation court and appointed interim liaison counsel for the direct-purchaser plaintiffs. Judith has also represented companies in the energy and retail markets against price-discrimination claims, leading to favorable and cost-effective resolutions for her clients.

Articles & Presentations

International Collective Actions: What Is And Isn’t Working?,” American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, April 16, 2015

Opt-Out Litigation: Practical Considerations for Corporate and Outside Counsel,” American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, February 25, 2015, panelist

How States Can Effectively Analyze and Pursue Recovery Opportunities,” National Association of Attorneys General Antitrust Litigation Training Seminar, October 9, 2014, panelist

Behind the Scenes with In-House Antitrust Counsel,” Bar Association of San Francisco’s Antitrust Section, October 3, 2014, moderator

"Depositions: Tips and Strategy for Antitrust Litigators,"  ABA Trial Practice Committee Program, June 25, 2014, panelist

"Finding Peace When Settling U.S. and EU Price-Fixing Claims," Competition Law360, April 28, 2014, co-author

"Corporations & Cartels: When Should You Be A Plaintiff?", 62nd ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, March 26-28, 2014, moderator

"Where To Bring Damages Claims In EU Int’l Cartel Cases?" Competition Law360, February 28, 2014, co-author

"Who Can Make the Claim? The Who, What, and Where of International Private Antitrust Actions," Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, February 13, 2014, moderator 

"Unique Discovery Challenges In International Cartel Cases," Competition Law360, January 31, 2014, co-author

"Survival of the Fittest: Thriving in a Culture of Change,” Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), March 20, 2013, moderator

"Hypothetical in Action – Class Certification, FTAIA and CAFA," CLE International Group’s Antitrust Conference, February 22, 2013, co-presenter

"Selecting and Working with Experts in Antitrust," Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, January 14, 2013, co-presenter

"Antitrust & Price-Fixing Attorneys Panel," Hastings Law Trial Association, October 29, 2012, panelist

"Complex Case Management: An In-Depth Survey of Best Practices for Managing Antitrust Class Actions," Women Antitrust Plaintiffs' Attorneys annual conference, October 12, 2012, panelist

"Pre-complaint activities," American Antitrust Institute's "Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law in the United States: A Handbook," September 2012, chapter co-author

"A Plaintiff and Defense Lawyer’s How To on Working With Economists in Antitrust Cases," Antitrust Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, July 16, 2012, co-presenter

The Law of Pricing, Including Resale Price Maintenance in California After Leegin, State Bar of California's 21st Annual Golden State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Institute, October 27, 2011, presenter

"Pre-claim Activities," The American Antitrust Institute’s International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law, December 2010, chapter co-author

"CAFA From a Plaintiff Lawyer's Perspective," ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's Business Litigation Committee Newsletter (Fall 2006), co-author (C. Corbitt)

Professional Affiliations


Judith was named a "Super Lawyer" in antitrust litigation, class action/mass torts and business litigation for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 by San Francisco magazine. She was also named among the Top 50 Women Northern California "Super Lawyers" for 2014 and 2015, and among the Top 100 Northern California “Super Lawyers” for 2015.  She was also named a Northern California "Rising Star" for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (Antitrust Litigation) by San Francisco magazine. 
The Legal 500 has recognized Judith multiple times in the antitrust class action field as "one to watch" (2012), an “up-and-comer,” “great case organizer and determined advocate” (2013), and a "first-rate case manager," "up-and-comer who does much of the actual work needed in big cartel cases" (2014), and “thoughtful” in representing consumers and businesses affected by price-fixing agreements between various electronics manufacturers, including Samsung, Panasonic and Hitachi (2015).