Megan Jones (@MeganJonesEsq) is a California Bay Area-based lawyer who focuses on recovering damages for companies who are victims of antitrust cartels for price-fixing, tying, restraints of trade, and other competition violations. With 19 years of experience in antitrust class actions, Megan has an “extraordinary depth of expertise in cartel-related matters.” Companies that buy things to make things have typically bought cartelized products, and Megan helps them recover damages for such purchases. Able to analyze a corporation’s purchases around the world, Megan can then offer a panoply of options for recovery in multiple jurisdictions. She emphasizes the non-litigation options a corporation has when appropriate, and she is as adept at settling a case in a conference room as she is in a courtroom. The Legal 500 has selected Megan as one of the Top Leading Lawyers in the U.S. in plaintiffs’ representation for antitrust every year since 2012, and she has twice been listed on Global Competition Review’s Women in Antitrust.
Trusted by courts to lead large and complex antitrust cases, Megan has been called a “trailblazer,” who brings efficiency, creativity, attention to detail, and a relentless trial-focused instinct to her cases. She is currently leading In re Blue Cross Antitrust Litigation (Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee), In re Local TV Advertising Antitrust Litigation (Lead Counsel), and In re Diisocyanates Antitrust Litigation (Co-Lead counsel). Megan prides herself on the ability to create and lead teams of lawyers of any size (having organized teams of 80 law firms, in one particular case) to create a record that either wins the case, drives settlement, and /or obtains a decision upheld at the appellate level. Part of her success is due to Ms. Jones’ belief in using diverse and inclusive litigation teams, which she has helped foster over a decade by creating and running a conference for women antitrust lawyers to exchange best practices. She has been profiled as a Female Powerbroker in her field, as well as chosen to be an Equity Champion to help provide an economic incentive to close the gender gap in law. Ms. Jones, described as “personable, very smart and really capable” by Chambers and Partners, is adept at representing both classes of businesses that were harmed as well as individual businesses.