Belinda Lee, a partner in the Global Antitrust & Competition Practice, represents global companies in high-stakes civil and criminal litigation and investigations, with a particular emphasis on navigating clients through international jurisdictions.
Ms. Lee regularly represents US, Asian, and global companies in antitrust matters addressing single firm conduct and price-fixing allegations in class actions, private damages actions, and investigations. She has appeared before courts and regulators in the US and Taiwan and before regulators in the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.
She has defeated class certification several times and regularly guided clients through investigations that close without enforcement actions.
Thought Leadership & Community Involvement
Ms. Lee is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and serves on the board of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus. She frequently writes and speaks on legal issues relating to expert witnesses, antitrust compliance, and law firm diversity.
She has previously served on the editorial board of the ABA’s Antitrust Magazine and Antitrust Source. She chaired the Judiciary Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco. She also served on the boards of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center, the NALP Foundation, the Western Center on Law & Poverty, the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and the California Heritage Museum.
Ms. Lee’s representative experience includes advising:
- Toshiba Corporation and its affiliates in several international cartel investigations and private damages actions related to alleged price fixing in semiconductor and storage markets:
- In re Optical Disk Drives: Defeated motions for class certification by both sets of direct and indirect purchaser plaintiffs; Department of Justice (DOJ) grand jury investigation closed without action; won on summary judgment
- In re Flash Memory Antitrust Litigation: Defeated motions for class certification by both sets of direct and indirect purchaser plaintiffs; DOJ grand jury investigation closed without action
- Oliver v. SD-3C LLC: Motion to dismiss granted with prejudice
- In re Static Random Access Memory Antitrust Litigation: DOJ grand jury investigation closed without action
- In re Dynamic Random Access Memory Antitrust Litigation: DOJ grand jury investigation closed without action
- StarKist in multidistrict litigation, in which several large grocery stores, as well as putative classes of direct or indirect purchasers of packaged tuna allege that StarKist conspired to fix prices
- Nitsuko Electronics Corporation in class actions alleging price fixing in the capacitors industry
- A global engineering company in a worldwide cartel investigation into the high voltage power cables industry
- HannStar Display Corporation in opt-out litigation relating to alleged price fixing in the LCD industry
- Several leading Taiwanese companies in putative class actions alleging price fixing in the aftermarket sheet metal automotive parts industry
- A US shipping and transportation company in a global cartel investigation
- A leading software company as antitrust counsel on matters relating to software bundling and distribution practices