Block & Leviton Partner Whitney Street has over seventeen years of complex litigation experience and signiﬁcant expertise in antitrust and securities class action litigation. Whitney served as Co-Lead Counsel and represented the City of Providence and a putative class of indirect purchasers in an antitrust class action against Celgene Corp. for unlawfully excluding generic competition for vital cancer treatment drugs. See In re Thalomid & Revlimid Antitrust Litig., 14-cv-6997 (D.N.J.). Whitney obtained a settlement of $34 million on behalf of the class. Whitney also was appointed Co-Lead Counsel on behalf of a class of indirect purchasers in In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litig., 13-md-02437 (E.D. Pa.), which involved allegations of price ﬁxing and other forms of concerted conduct in violation of the antitrust laws. Whitney recovered approximately $17 million on behalf of the class of indirect purchasers in that action.
Whitney was also appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litig., 16-md-02687 (D.N.J.) (alleging bid rigging, market allocation, and price fixing in the market for aluminum sulfate; settlements totaling at least $111 million); and in In re Packaged Seafood Antitrust Litig., 15-md-02670 (S.D. Cal.) (alleging price fixing in the market for shelf-stable seafood products). Whitney is also a member of the litigation team representing direct purchasers in In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litig., 16-cv-08637 (N.D. Ill.), a class action alleging that broiler chicken producers engaged in a price fixing conspiracy, and in In re Pork Antitrust Litig., 18-cv-01776 (D. Minn.), a class action alleging that pork producers engaged in a price fixing conspiracy. To date, $170 million has been obtained on behalf of direct purchasers in the Broilers matter and $24.5 million has been obtained on behalf of direct purchasers in the Pork matter. Both cases are ongoing against the remaining defendants.
Whitney was an integral part of the litigation teams in the following antitrust class actions: Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, 06-md- 1775 (E.D.N.Y.) (settlements totaling more than $270.0 million); In re Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Antitrust Litigation, 3:03-md-1542 (D. Conn.) (partial settlements totaling $87.0 million); In re Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Antitrust Litigation, 06-md-01768 (E.D. Pa.) (settled for $15.0 million); and In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation, 05-civ-666 (E.D. Pa.) (partial settlements of more than $4.0 million).
Whitney received her training at prominent litigation ﬁrms in New York and Boston where she represented clients in antitrust and securities class actions. She began her career at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, one of the largest law ﬁrms in California.