Alicia Gutiérrez is Discovery Counsel at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Antitrust practice group. In her role, Ms. Gutiérrez is engaged in a number of the group’s ongoing cases. Additionally, she is a member of the group’s New Case Investigations Team, where she identifies and helps develop potential cases.

Ms. Gutiérrez’s case work in the Antitrust practice group includes the following:

  • Sutter Health Antitrust Litigation (Sup. Crt., San Fran. Cnty., Cal.): On August 27, 2021, the Court granted final approval of a $575 million eve-of-trial settlement, which includes significant injunctive relief, in this closely-watched antitrust class action against Sutter Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in California, for restraining hospital competition through anticompetitive contracting practices with insurance companies. Cohen Milstein was one of five firms that litigated this case since 2014 on behalf of a certified class of self-insured employers and union trust funds. California’s Attorney General joined the suit in March 2018.
  • Animation Workers Litigation (N.D. Cal.): Cohen Milstein served as co-lead counsel representing a class of animation and visual effects workers who alleged that Pixar, Lucasfilm, DreamWorks, Disney and other studios conspired to suppress their pay primarily though no poach agreements. The court granted final approval of $168.95 million in settlements.
  • In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.): Cohen Milstein represents a class of end-user consumers of broiler chicken in a litigation alleging that the defendants, who include Perdue Farms and Tyson Foods, agreed to restrict the supply of broilers, among other things, thereby raising their price to consumers.

Ms. Gutiérrez’s legal practice has focused for more than a decade on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on antitrust litigation. She has worked on cases in both state and federal courts, as well as advised clients on investigations and litigation involving government agencies. Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Gutiérrez was Counsel and an Associate at two notable firms, where she represented both defendants and plaintiffs. A significant case from one of her prior firms was a single plaintiff antitrust case in the credit card industry, which resulted in a $4 billion settlement. Before embarking on her legal career, she was a financial analyst in investment banking at Merrill Lynch and a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group.

Ms. Gutiérrez attended Princeton University, where she graduated with an A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2002 and her M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2002.

  • Management Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group, 2002-2003
  • Financial Analyst, Merrill Lynch, 1996-1998