Kimberly A. Justice, a partner of the Firm and co-chair of its antitrust practice group, is a respected litigator and experienced trial lawyer who has dedicated her career to obtaining justice for those harmed by corporate fraud. She focuses her practice on securities fraud and antitrust litigation. Kimberly has extensive experience in all aspects of complex litigation from investigating and developing an initial case theory, to formulating and managing litigation strategy, to conducting discovery, to trial.
Since joining Kessler, Topaz, Meltzer & Check, Kimberly has secured sizeable recoveries on behalf of investors in several high-profile securities fraud cases. Kimberly also led the trial team that obtained a jury verdict in favor of investors in the Longtop securities class action litigation, among just a handful of securities cases to be tried to jury verdict. Kimberly currently serves as lead or co-lead counsel in several nationwide securities fraud and antitrust class actions. Most recently, Kimberly was appointed as Co-Lead Counsel in In re: Chicago Board of Options Exchange Volatility Index Manipulation Antitrust Litigation. Kimberly also serves on the Plaintiff Steering Committees in In re: Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litigation and In re: German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation.
Prior to joining the Firm, Kimberly served as a federal antitrust prosecutor for nearly a decade where she led teams of trial attorneys and law enforcement agents who investigated and prosecuted domestic and international cartel activity, including in the following industries: graphite electrodes, carbon products, ocean shipping and benchmark interest rates (LIBOR).
Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Justice served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William H. Yohn, Jr. (retired) of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Justice frequently lectures and serves on discussion panels concerning antitrust and securities litigation matters and currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute and as an Advisory Council Member for The Duke Conferences: Bench-Bar-Academy Distinguished Lawyers’ Series.
Note, Criminal Provisions of Sherman Antitrust Act Reach Wholly Foreign Conduct – United States v. Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., 71 TEMP. L. REV. 375 (1998).
As a prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Ms. Justice received the Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Award of Distinction, recognizing outstanding contribution to the protection of American consumers and competition, after securing a jury verdict against the first British national extradited by the Antitrust Division (2010).
As a USDOJ prosecutor, Ms. Justice also was recognized with the United States Agency for International Development Award of Distinction acknowledging the successful prosecutions of kickback schemes relating to U.S.-funded contracts in Afghanistan (2011).
Advisory Board Member – American Antitrust Institute
The Duke Conferences Advisory Council Member – Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies
National Association of Women Lawyers – Sustaining Member
Kimberly is involved in advising and mentoring law students and new lawyers. Presently, Kimberly mentors law students in association with the Temple Law School Women’s Law Caucus Mentoring Program. In prior years, she also mentored and supervised law students participating in the Co-Op Program at Drexel University’s Earl Mack School of Law.