Kit A. Pierson is of counsel at Cohen Milstein and a member of the Antitrust practice. Kit has also had the honor of serving as co-chair of the Antitrust practice (2010-2017). Under his leadership, the Legal 500 recognized Cohen Milstein as a Leading Plaintiff Class Action Firm for seven consecutive years and Law360 selected the Antitrust practice as a Competition Law Practice Group of the Year in 2013 and 2014.
Kit has served as lead or co-lead counsel in many of the nation’s most significant antitrust class actions on behalf of the victims of corporations engaged in price-fixing, market monopolization and other unlawful conduct. Prior to joining Cohen Milstein in 2009, he spent more than 20 years primarily representing defendants in a broad range of complex matters. Some of the companies he represented included Microsoft Corp., 3M Corp. and other major corporations, national associations and individuals in class actions and other antitrust litigation. As a result of his experience as a defense lawyer, Kit possesses deep insight into defense strategies, understands the dynamics of the other side and is someone who has earned the respect and credibility of opposing counsel.
Kit is a hands-on litigator who has litigated and tried antitrust lawsuits and other complex civil cases in many jurisdictions, helping to win settlements and judgments cumulatively totaling more than $1.8 billion in the past several years.
A champion for civil rights, Kit is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, a national organization, and a Member of the ACLU of Maryland’s Committee on Litigation and Legal Priorities. He is also a board member of the Washington Urban Debate League.
Kit has taught Complex Litigation as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School (a class that focused primarily on legal, ethical and strategic issues presented by class action litigation) and Antitrust Class Actions as a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School (a class examining legal, ethical and strategic issues in antitrust class action litigation).
At the University of Michigan Law School, Kit was a note editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.
- District of Columbia
- University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1983
- Macalester College, B.A., Economics & Political Science, magna cum laude, 1979
- Law Clerk, the Hon. Judge Harry T. Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1983-1984
- Law Clerk, the Hon. Chief Judge John Feikens, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1984-1985