Jessica Weiner is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the Antitrust practice group. In this role, Ms. Weiner represents a broad range of individuals and businesses in civil litigation, with a focus on multi-district class actions and antitrust litigation.
In 2019, Ms. Weiner was presented with the American Antitrust Institute’s “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement Award,” recognizing outstanding antitrust lawyers under the age of 40.
Currently, Ms. Weiner is involved in the following notable cases:
- Sutter Health Antitrust Litigation (Sup. Crt., San Fran. Cty., Cal.): Cohen Milstein is part of a small team of firms representing a certified class of self-funded employers and union trust funds against Sutter Health, a large hospital chain in Northern California, for restraining hospital competition through anticompetitive contracting agreements. In October 2019, on the eve of trial, the case settled for $575 million and comprehensive injunctive relief. On March 9, 2021 the Court granted preliminary approval of the $575 million.
- In re Flint Water Crisis Class Action Litigation (E.D. Mich.): Cohen Milstein is Interim Co-Lead Class Counsel for a group of related class action lawsuits filed in federal court on behalf of Flint, Michigan residents and businesses harmed by exposure to toxic levels of lead and other hazards from the city’s drinking water. In August 2020, the State of Michigan agreed to a $600 million settlement with the proposed class and other plaintiffs, subject to court approval.
Ms. Weiner was involved in the past notable cases:
- In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation (E.D.N.Y.): Cohen Milstein was Co-Lead Counsel on this price fixing antitrust class action in which dental practices and laboratories alleged that the three largest dental supply and equipment distributors in the U.S. fixed price margins and pressured manufacturers to squeeze out competitors, resulting in artificially inflated prices for dental supplies and equipment. In June 2019 the court granted final approved of an $80 million settlement.
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Weiner clerked for the Honorable Helene N. White of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She also clerked for the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.
Ms. Weiner graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Industrial and Labor Relations in 2009. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2014. During law school, Ms. Weiner served as an Article Editor and Online Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender.