J.D., magna cum laude, New York University School of Law, 2008
Order of the Coif
Moot Court Executive Board Member
B.A., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2005
Phi Beta Kappa
District of Columbia
Lee Turner Friedman, Associate
Lee Turner Friedman is a litigator whose practice has focused on complex commercial litigation, in particular antitrust litigation, class actions, contract disputes, and insurance litigation.
Before joining Robbins Russell in 2014, Lee was an associate in the New York office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP. From 2011 to 2012, Lee served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Carol Amon of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. From 2010 to 2011, she served as law clerk to Judge Rosemary Barkett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Representative matters include:
Defended manufacturer of fire safety systems in antitrust action brought by terminated distributor. Obtained dismissal of all claims.
Represented direct-purchaser plaintiffs in antitrust class action alleging that producers and trade groups conspired to restrict the domestic supply of eggs and egg products.
Defended major entertainment company against federal antitrust claims alleging that National Hockey League and other parties colluded to fix prices for television and internet broadcast of games.
Defended Fortune 500 healthcare company against a $900 million securities class action and derivative shareholder action premised on alleged violations of the False Claims Act, with primary responsibility for preparing corporate witnesses of various hospitals for deposition testimony.
Defended major insurance company in multiple breach-of-contract and fraud class actions.
Defended Fortune 500 company against qui tam lawsuit alleging company earned excess profits in connection with contract with Department of Homeland Security. Obtained summary judgment on all claims.
Obtained full reversal by District of Columbia Court of Appeals of client’s armed robbery conviction on the ground that the police stop of a car in which client was a passenger violated the Fourth Amendment.
Represented asset management company seeking to recover $100 million in unpaid fees for services rendered to a telecommunications company.