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Indirect and Direct Purchaser Class Actions

Zelle is among the preeminent antitrust class action litigation firms in the United States with class action litigators in San Francisco, Washington DC and Minneapolis. With many decades of collective experience, Zelle attorneys have successfully represented classes of consumers and businesses in California, multi-state and nationwide antitrust class actions. We have also successfully defended corporations in antitrust class actions.

Given our focus and success in this area, Zelle and its antitrust litigators have garnered numerous antitrust class action and other antitrust accolades, including repeated top tier and other recognition by The Legal 500, U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America, Chambers & Partners USA, Super Lawyers, Global Competition Review’s Who’s Who Legal and Rising Stars.

Zelle is particularly well-known for its representation of classes of indirect purchaser plaintiffs (consumers and other end purchasers of affected products from cartelists), and direct purchaser plaintiffs (business entities that directly purchase such products from cartelists). Zelle has an unparalleled record of leading and contributing to successes on behalf of both indirect purchaser and direct purchaser classes.

Zelle attorneys have been appointed by courts as lead counsel, co-lead counsel, liaison counsel, or as members of executive committees in numerous antitrust class actions, and are frequently relied upon to make critical contributions to case prosecution and success as co-counsel in non-leadership positions. These cases include, among others, the following:

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