JENNIE LEE ANDERSON has extensive experience representing plaintiffs in a variety of class action and complex litigation cases. Her practice focuses on representing individuals and classes in antitrust, consumer protection, personal injury and employment cases.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Anderson has been appointed lead counsel in multiple state or nationwide consumer class actions, including a home mortgage loan class action that resulted in a settlement of over $100 million for borrowers. Ms. Anderson also plays a central role in multiple antitrust class actions, representing consumers and small business owners. Ms. Anderson is currently court-appointed liaison counsel for indirect purchaser plaintiffs in the In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, pending in the Northern District of California.
Ms. Anderson is a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of issues relating to class actions and complex litigation. She has been honored with multiple professional awards and nominations for her work, and has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for attaining the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Ms. Anderson’s service to her clients and the bar reaches beyond the courtroom. Ms. Anderson serves on the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) Board of Governors and is Chair of the AAJ Business Torts Section, Co-chair of the AAJ Antitrust Litigation Group, Chair of the AAJ Legal Affairs Committee, and a past Co-chair the AAJ Class Action Litigation Group. Ms. Anderson is also the web editor for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee. Ms. Anderson has participated in multiple invitation-only conferences relating to proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and authored comments submitted to and testified before the Rules Committee regarding proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Ms. Anderson is also a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Public Justice Foundation.
Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Ms. Anderson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. In law school, Ms. Anderson served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Martin J. Jenkins in the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, and was a legal intern with Legal Aid of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, during which time she authored a paper on the treatment of juveniles in the developing Cambodian legal system.
Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Anderson joined the law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, where she represented plaintiffs in a variety of class and representative cases regarding product liability, antitrust, employment and public safety matters. She went on to practice with the law firm currently known as Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP prosecuting both securities and consumer protection class actions. Ms. Anderson also has considerable knowledge of habeas corpus proceedings, having represented indigent inmates on California’s death row at the highly regarded Habeas Corpus Resource Center.
An active member of the California Bar, Ms. Anderson is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.