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Qianwei Fu
Partner
San Francisco
44 Montgomery Street
Suite 3400
San Francisco CA 94104
TEL: (415) 633-1906
FAX: (415) 693-0770
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Qianwei Fu

Qianwei has handled a wide variety of litigation matters, with an emphasis on representing consumers and opt-out claimants in antitrust cartel and monopolization cases. Her antitrust experience covers a wide array of industries such as energy, automotive, transportation, and technology. Qianwei has played a primary role in all critical stages of litigation in some of the nation’s largest antitrust cases. She routinely works with economic and industry experts on damages and pass-on issues. Qianwei also has expertise in assessing and pursuing antitrust claims with international components and has collaborated with co-counsel in Canada, China and Europe to obtain recovery for multinational corporations. Her international background and training give her the broad scope and a sophisticated mix of skills necessary to navigate the unique legal and practical challenges that arise in cross-border antitrust disputes. Qianwei has also represented Fortune 500 companies in arbitration proceedings and pre-litigation negotiations in various complex commercial disputes. She is also a frequent writer and speaker on international cooperation issues in private antitrust litigation.

Representative Matters

Antitrust and Unfair Competition

Represented end users in the Cathode Ray Tube antitrust litigation and worked closely with lead counsel on case discovery, management, prosecution and settlement strategies, resulting in a $576.8 million cash settlement (In re: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litig., No. C-07-5944-SC (N.D. Cal.)).

Played a primary role in key aspects of the TFT-LCD antitrust litigation as part of the core team that represented consumer class members, which resulted in a record-breaking $1.082 billion all-cash settlement (In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litig., No. M 07-1827 SI (N.D. Cal.)).

Represented indirect purchasers of rough and polished diamonds against De Beers for fixing diamond wholesale prices, which resulted in a $295 million cash settlement (Sullivan v. DB Investments, Inc., 667 F.3d 273 (3d Cir. 2011), cert. denied, 132 S. Ct. 1876 (U.S. 2012)).

Represented consumer class members in the Static Random Access Memory antitrust litigation as part of the lead counsel team, resulting in settlements of $41.3 million (In re: Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) Antitrust Litig., No. C 07-01819 CW (N.D. Cal.)).

Business & Commercial Disputes

Advised a multinational food company in an antitrust recovery action on litigation and settlement strategies in the European Union.

Represented a multinational energy corporation in an environmental dispute involving remediation cost allocation and obtained favorable result in arbitration.

Consulted on cash-out settlement strategies in a dispute involving environmental remediation liabilities between two multinational energy companies.

Articles & Presentations

“Demystifying the Mystery: China-related Disputes and Investigations Update”, California Lawyers Association, May 17, 2019, presenter

California State Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law (Matthew Bender 2018), Executive Editor and co-author

“Look Back, Look Forward:  China’s Anti-Monopoly Law Enforcement”, California Lawyers Association, July 25, 2018, moderator

“Has the Clock Run? – Tolling Rules in Private Antitrust Litigation in the US, EU, and China”, American Bar Association, June 28, 2018, presenter

“Judges Panel: Managing Antitrust and Complex Business Trials”, 27th Annual Golden State Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Law Institute, October 2017, moderator

Private Antitrust Actions in China: Statute of Limitations”, ABA Antitrust Section Global Private Litigation Bulletin, July 2017, co-author

“Understanding and Navigating Cross-Border Privilege Issues”, State Bar of California, May 18, 2017, presenter

“Cross-Border Discovery – A Big Chess Game?”, American Bar Association, April 27, 2017, panelist

“Discovery in International Antitrust Litigation – How to Cross the Border?”, State Bar of California, March 30, 2016, panelist

ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook, Second Edition (2016), contributing author

Insurance Chain Reaction from the Tianjin Port Explosion,” Insurance Law360, September 29, 2015, author

A Primer on Insurance Dispute Resolution in China,” Insurance Law360, July 14, 2015, co-author

A Primer on Insurance Underwriting in China,” Insurance Law360, June 10, 2015, co-author

“Thinking Globally about Recovery Actions in International Cartel Cases,” Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, 3, 363-390 (Oxford University Press 2015), co-author

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

“Recent Developments: CAFA, Class Certification, and Class Arbitration,” paper for the Second Annual Judicial Education Conference, Dana Point, California, March 16-18, 2014, co-author

Where to Bring Damages Claims in EU Int’l Cartel Cases?” Competition Law360, February 28, 2014, co-author

“International Cooperation in Private Antitrust Litigation,” paper for the 10th International Cartel Workshop, Rome, Italy, February 19-21, 2014, co-author

Unique Discovery Challenges in International Cartel Cases,” Competition Law360, January 31, 2014, co-author

Ongoing Tension between Filed-Rate and State-Action Doctrines,” Competition Law360, July 10, 2013, co-author

Professional Affiliations

Noteworthy

Qianwei was named a Northern California "Rising Star" in 2011-2016 six consecutive years and “Super Lawyer” in 2017,  2018 and 2019 (Antitrust Litigation, Business Litigation and International) by San Francisco magazine.

Qianwei, along with the other Zelle attorneys who serve as co-lead class counsel in TFT-LCD, received 2013 American Antitrust Institute’s Honorable Mention for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice.

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