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Heather Rankie
Counsel
Oakland
555 12th Street
Suite 1230
Oakland CA 94607
TEL: (415) 633-1917
FAX: (415) 693-0770
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Heather T. Rankie

Heather’s practice is devoted to complex civil litigation, with a focus on recovery for class plaintiffs and corporate clients who are victims of antitrust and unfair competition violations.  Heather has played a vital role in some of the nation’s largest antitrust class cases, from pre-complaint investigation through litigation and resolution, and is particularly adept at addressing challenging discovery, damages, and pass-on issues.  She has also briefed and argued complex issues at the appellate level.  Heather brings a steadfast commitment to achieving the best result for each client, and attention to the details vital to successful resolutions of high stakes matters.  

Heather is active in bar association leadership at both the national and local level, including with the ABA Antitrust Section.  

Representative Matters

TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation (U.S. District Court, Northern District of California) — lead counsel team in multidistrict litigation on behalf of nationwide class of indirect purchasers involving claims of price fixing in the TFT-LCD panel market, resulting in a record-breaking $1.1 billion in all-cash settlements with ten defendants

Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation (U.S. District Court, Northern District of California) — liaison counsel team in multidistrict litigation on behalf of nationwide class of direct purchasers involving claims of price fixing in the lithium ion battery market

Credit/Debit Card Tying Cases (California Superior Court, San Francisco) — lead counsel team in coordinated class action lawsuit on behalf of California consumers involving antitrust and unfair competition claims arising from the defendants' rules regarding acceptance of their credit and debit cards

Transpacific Air Passenger Antitrust Litigation (U.S. District Court, Northern District of California) — litigation team in multidistrict litigation on behalf of a nationwide putative class involving claims of price fixing in the transpacific air passenger market

Publications & Presentations

"The Fix Is In! How to Investigate and Litigate Price Fixing Cases,” American Bar Association, December 8, 2020, panelist

Professional Affiliations

Pro Bono Activities

Noteworthy

Named a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2020, and a Rising Star in 2017, 2018 and 2019, as a top-rated antitrust litigation attorney by Super Lawyers, a list issued by Thomson Reuters. 

Received Honorable Mention in 2013 from the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) for “outstanding antitrust litigation achievement in private law practice” along with the other members of the Zelle litigation team for work in In re TFT-LCD Antitrust Litigation at AAI’s first annual Antitrust Enforcement Awards.

Heather T. Rankie
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