Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro

Speaker Bio

Ms. Barnes was honored with the American Association for Justice's Marie Lambert Award in 2018, given to a female attorney in recognition of her exemplary leadership to the profession, to her community, to AAJ and to the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus.

Current Role

  • Partner & Management Committee Member, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Practice focuses on antitrust, consumer protection and RICO litigation against drug and medical device manufacturers in complex class actions and personal injury cases for consumers, large and small health plans, direct purchasers and state governments
  • Co-lead class counsel for direct purchasers in In re Glumetza Antitrust Litigation (N.D. CA.)
  • Co-lead class counsel for direct purchasers in In re Intuniv Antitrust Litigation (D. Mass.)
  • Co-lead interim class counsel for end payors in In re Humira (Adalimumab) Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.)
  • Co-lead interim class counsel for student purchasers in In re Inclusive Access Course Materials Antitrust Litigation (S.D. N.Y.)


  • As co-lead class counsel, helped secure $72.5 million class settlement for direct purchaser class three days before trial in MDL 2503: In re Solodyn Anitrust Litigation
  • Helped reach a $73 million class settlement for direct purchasers in MDL No. 2343: In re. Skelaxin Antitrust Litigation
  • Represented the state of Connecticut and helped secure a $25M settlement in its' action against Eli Lilly over unlawful promotion of and misrepresentations about Zyprexa
  • Represented health benefit providers in the firm's Ketek and copay subsidies class litigation, and individuals harmed by pharmaceuticals such as Yaz, Actos and Granuflo and medical devices including pelvic mesh
  • Served as pro bono counsel in a successful constitutional challenge to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' exclusion of legal immigrants from the state's universal healthcare program
  • Served as liaison counsel for In re Fresenius Granuflo/Naturalyte Dialysate Products Liability Litigation
  • Active in the fights against forced arbitration federal preemption of consumer rights, working to ensure the public maintains access to the civil justice system and the ability to seek remedies when companies violate the law
  • Co-authored an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in Pliva v. Mensing on behalf of practitioners and professors who teach and write on various aspects of pharmaceutical regulation and the delivery of healthcare
  • Worked at Conflict Management Group where she worked with members of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on a pilot project in Bosnia-Herzegovina designed to ease tensions and encourage reconciliation in post-conflict societies, and contributed to Imagine Coexistence, a book developed out of the collaboration
  • Serves on the Board of On The Rise, a Cambridge, MA daytime shelter for homeless women and women in crisis