Belinda S Lee is a partner in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Litigation & Trial Department. Her practice focuses on antitrust and complex litigation.
In particular, Ms. Lee regularly represents US and Asian companies in antitrust actions and investigations before courts and enforcement agencies in the US, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Australia. She also has significant experience representing clients in civil class actions, mass tort actions, and on issues of personal privacy.
In addition to her client work, Ms. Lee serves on the editorial board of the ABA's Antitrust magazine and is a frequent author and speaker on legal issues relating to expert witnesses, antitrust compliance and law firm diversity issues. Ms. Lee is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and currently serves on the Judiciary Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Ms. Lee also believes it is important to give back to the community, and has served on the boards of several community and non-profit organizations, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, 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:
- A Japanese electronics manufacturer and its affiliates in several international cartel investigations and private damages actions:
- In re Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation: Defeated motions for class certification by both sets of direct and indirect purchaser plaintiffs; DOJ grand jury investigation closed without action
- 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
- 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
- Oliver v. SD-3C LLC, et al.: Multiple motions to dismiss granted
- A US tuna supplier and its parent company in multidistrict litigation over allegations of price-fixing in the packaged seafood industry
- A Japanese component manufacturer in putative class actions brought by direct and indirect purchasers alleging that capacitor manufacturers engaged in a conspiracy to set prices
- A Taiwanese manufacturer of TFT-LCD panels in opt-out litigation relating to alleged price-fixing
- A global engineering company in the worldwide cartel investigation into the high voltage power cables industry
- A leading software company, as antitrust counsel, on matters relating to software bundling and distribution practices
- A national retailer on issues of data privacy and the collection and use of customer information
- A Rare Ruling On Antitrust Whistleblower Protections
- Global Legal Insights: Cartels: Enforcement, Appeals & Damages Actions, 3rd Edition - Taiwan
- Second Circuit Reverses Convictions In Municipal Bonds Cartel Case
- En Banc Seventh Circuit Determines FTAIA is Not Jurisdictional and Broadly Construes "Direct" Effects
- Featured on the Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders 2017 – Competition list