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The Legal 500 U.S. 2020 Ranks Zelle LLP as Tier 1 Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Plaintiff Law Firm

June 10, 2020

The Legal 500, considered one of the most comprehensive worldwide qualitative guides available on lawyers and law firms, has announced its 2020 United States rankings. This year, Zelle LLP is again ranked as a Tier 1 Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Plaintiff law firm. Zelle was one of only five nationwide ranked in Tier 1. 

Zelle San Francisco partner Judith Zahid and Washington, DC partner James Robertson Martin, who co-chair the Firm’s antitrust group, were also named among “Leading Lawyers” and Zelle San Francisco partner Qianwei Fu was also recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer.” 

The Legal 500 notes “Plaintiff-side antitrust litigation boutique firm Zelle LLP fields a diverse 'top-notch' team on both US coasts and is chaired by the San Francisco-based 'formidable adversary' Judith Zahid and James Robertson Martin in Washington DC. The practice is mainly active in two areas, namely individual recovery actions on behalf of corporate plaintiffs and class actions on behalf of direct and indirect purchasers. Jennifer Duncan Hackett, in Washington DC, extends her personal practice beyond antitrust litigation, also assisting clients with pre-merger notifications, Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and gun-jumping issues. San Francisco-based Qianwei Fu puts an emphasis on consumer and opt-out-claimant representation in cartel and monopolization cases across energy, automotive, transportation and technology industries. In October 2019, Miriam Vishio left the Washington DC team to take up a post with the DOJ. At the same time, counsel Sabrina Nelson from McGuireWoods LLP joined the team in Washington DC.” 

The Legal 500 also included these testimonials regarding the Firm’s antitrust group: 

‘The antitrust team at Zelle is aggressive and hardworking, but still very easy to deal with.’

‘Judith Zahid has done a great job leading Zelle’s San Francisco office and their antitrust practice. She is a remarkable mentor and a formidable adversary.’

‘The team has top-notch antitrust lawyers with special acumen in antitrust law. They are capable of handling even the most difficult antitrust cases.’

The U.S. edition of The Legal 500 is now in its 13th year and, like the other established editions of the guide, is relied upon by millions of buyers of legal services worldwide when they need to instruct outside counsel. The Legal 500 analyzes the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions.

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