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Kathryn Mims is an antitrust associate in the Firm's in the firm's Global Competition and Antitrust practice group, an award-winning practice that has been named Competition Group of the Year for the past six years by Law360. Kathryn's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and counseling clients in antitrust matters.
Kathryn's work often includes defending international corporations in large-scale, high-risk litigations, including class actions, opt out actions, and merger enforcement actions.
Kathryn represents clients in antitrust disputes before state and federal courts across the country. She has extensive experience in every stage of litigation, from action inception, through dispositive motions, multi-jurisdictional discovery, settlement negotiations, and trial.
Kathryn also has significant experience representing corporate and individual clients in commercial disputes. Kathryn has defended nationwide class actions involving allegations of fraud, violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") and violations of state consumer protection acts, handling these matters through the Multidistrict Litigation ("MDL") process and achieving a favorable global settlement. She has represented individual clients in substantial banking fraud allegations, and she advises financial institution clients on a variety of banking and bank regulatory disputes.
Kathryn has also been supportive of the Firm's commitment to pro bono service; she has helped criminally convicted clients appeal unfair sentences and recently defended an indigent client in a white collar trial for campaign finance violations. She also represented the faculty of Sweet Briar College in a lawsuit against the school's board of directors when the school threatened to permanently close, and achieved a settlement requiring the school to remain in operation.
Ms. Mims began her White & Case career in the Firm's New York office.
Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Mims was a Fellow with the Office of the Federal Public Defender in the Eastern District of Virginia, where she defended indigent clients in criminal matters ranging from drug offenses to international terrorism, piracy and campaign finance violations.
During law school, Ms. Mims served on the Virginia Law and Business Review and was a Presiding Justice of the Moot Court Board.
U.S. v. Anthem – Defense of Anthem, Inc. against U.S. the Department of Justice's law suit to block its $54.2 billion acquisition of Cigna Corporation, the largest merger ever in the health insurance industry. Kathryn was a critical member of the trial team; she took and defended a number of key depositions, was responsible for preparing several company executives for trial testimony, and was lead drafter on significant briefs.
In re Aggrenox Antitrust Litigation – Defense of pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim against allegations of an anticompetitive "reverse payment" patent settlement relating to the blockbuster drug Aggrenox®. Kathryn helped manage the case through the Multi-District Litigation ("MDL") process, oversaw discovery including the production of millions of documents, the use of contract reviewers, and negotiations with opposition counsel.
Advised clients on distribution pricing issues under the Robinson-Patman Act.
Pilot Travel Centers LLC, Pilot Flying J – Defense of largest over-the-road diesel provider in the US, as national in more than 20 putative class actions.
Former employee of a leading commodities broker – helped represent a former employee of a leading commodities broker in an alleged $600 million fraud involving the valuation of natural gas options positions by a major Canadian bank.