29 years, 200 cases
13 years, 50 cases
Mr. Karon is a class-action trial attorney specializing in antitrust, consumer–fraud, and wage-and-hour litigation. He began his class-action career with Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein, P.C. in Chicago. He now manages Karon LLC. He represents individuals in antitrust, consumer-fraud, wage-and-hour, and other class-actions, and he has represented domestic and international corporations in domestic and international antitrust class-action matters. He also defends corporations in consumer-fraud class actions. Mr. Karon taught class-action law at Columbia Law School, and he teaches class-action law at the University of Michigan Law School. He has also been a lecturer in law at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He lectures on class action law at multiple other law schools and serves on Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies’ U.S. Advisory Board. He chairs the ABA’s National Institute on Class Actions, writes a bimonthly column for Law360, was an editorial board member and contributing author to the ABA’s Litigation Section’s Class Actions Today-Jurisdiction to Resolution magazine, was a member of the Ohio Association of Justice’s Board of Trustees, and served as an editorial board member for the Ohio Academy of Justice’s Ohio Trial magazine. He has published multiple law review and bar journal articles on class-action topics, and he lectures nationally on class actions for the ABA and other bar associations. In addition to various antitrust and consumer-fraud class actions, Mr. Karon was extensively involved in the LCD–TFT Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that settled for $1.1 billion), Vitamins Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that resolved for $2 billion), NASDAQ Market-Makers Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that settled for $1.027 billion), Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) Antitrust Litigation (nationwide pricefixing class action that settled for $586 million), Monosodium Glutamate Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that settled for $130 million), Methionine Antitrust Litigation (nationwide pricefixing class action that settled for $101 million), and Sorbates Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that settled for $94.5 million). He also serves or served as lead counsel in Magnesium Oxide Antitrust Litigation, Aftermarket Sheet Metal Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, Dairy Indirect-Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, Johnson v. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Schwartz v. Avis Rent-A-Car Corp., Klein v. Budget Rent-A-Car Group, Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Product Liability Litigation and Schwartz v. Alltel Corp. He was discovery co-chair in the Bulk Graphite Antitrust Litigation, class-certification co-chair in the Pressure Sensitive Labelstock Antitrust Litigation, and briefing co-chair in the EPDM Antitrust Litigation and Carbon Black Antitrust Litigation.
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