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Daniel R. Karon


55 Public Square
Suite 1500
Cleveland, OH 44113

tel (216) 622-1851
fax (216) 622-1852
Practice Areas:
Antitrust
Consumer Fraud
Securities Fraud

Mr. Karon is a class-action trial attorney who represents individuals and corporations in consumer-fraud and securities-fraud, class-action matters and represents domestic and international corporations in domestic and international antitrust, class-action matters. He participated actively in the In re Vitamins Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that resolved for $2 billion), In re Monosodium Glutamate Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that settled for $130 million), and In re Sorbates Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (nationwide price-fixing class action that settled for $96.5 million).  He currently serves as discovery co-chair in the In re Bulk Graphite Antitrust Litigation, class-certification chair in the In re Pressure Sensitive Labelstock Antitrust Litigation, briefing co-chair in the In re EPDM Antitrust Litigation and In re Carbon Black Antitrust Litigation, and steering-committee member in the Bausch & Lomb Contact Lens Litigation.  He also serves as co-lead counsel in multiple indirect-purchaser and consumer-fraud, class-action cases.

EDUCATION:

Juris Doctor, 1991
The Ohio State University College of Law
 Member, The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution
 Quarterfinalist, First-Year Moot Court Competition

B.A., Speech Communication, 1988
Certificate, Jewish Studies, 1988
Indiana University-Bloomington

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Adjunct Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, January 2006-present
 Class-Action Law

Lecturer, The Ohio State University College of Law, February 2008
 Class-Action Law

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

New Pleading Themes Under CAFA, ABA'S CLASS ACTIONS TODAY 9 (2008)

"How Do You Take Your Multi-State, Class-Action Jurisprudence?  One Lump or Two?"  Infusing State Class-Action Jurisprudence Into Federal, Multi-State, Class-Certification Analyses in a "CAFA-nated" World, 46 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 567 (2006)

Unjust Enrichment's Application to Consumer Price-Fixing, Class-Action Claims, 16:1 ABA's CLASS ACTIONS & DERIVATIVES SUITS 3 (2006)

Undoing the Otherwise Perfect Crime - Applying Unjust Enrichment to Consumer Price-Fixing Claims, 108 W. VA. L. REV. 395 (2005)

A Non-Class Action Lawyer’s Guide to Ohio Consumer Class Actions – Understanding the Basics and Recognizing Opportunities, 14:3 OHIO TRIAL 26 (2005)

Price Fixing and Market Allocation – What to Avoid, What to Watch For, 2:2 ABA’S ANTITRUST COUNSELOR 1 (2005)

“Your Honor, Tear Down that Illinois Brick Wall!”  The National Movement Toward Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Standing and Consumer Justice, 30 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 1351 (2004)

Price Fixing, Market Allocation and Bid Rigging Conspiracies:  How to Counsel Your Clients to Detect Violations and Inform You of Potential Claims, 25 AMER. J. TRIAL  ADVOC. 241 (2002)

Collusion Central.  Helping Your Clients Deal with Price Fixers, 11:3 ABA’S BUS. L. TODAY 9 (2002)

A Practitioner’s Primer on Securities Fraud Class Action Litigation, 69:6 CLEV. BAR J. 8 (1998)

Kicking Our Gift Horse in the Mouth – Arbitration and Arbitrator Bias:  Its Source, Symptoms and Solutions, 7 OHIO ST. J. ON DISP. RESOL. 315 (1992)

Winning Isn’t Everything, It’s the Only Thing.  Violence in Professional Sports:  The Need for Federal Regulation and Criminal Sanctions, 25 IND. L. REV. 147 (1991)

SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Panelist, ABA’s 11th Annual National Institute on Class Actions, “The Nationwide Class: White Elephant, Endangered Species, or Alive and Well?” Chicago, IL, October 19, 2007, sponsored by the ABA’s Litigation Section’s Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee

Panel Co-Chair, ABA’s 2007 Annual Meeting, “Is this CAFA or Kafka?  Multi-State Class Actions in a Time of Metamorphosis–A Surreal-Life, Three-Act Play," San Francisco, CA, August 9-12, 2007, sponsored by the American Bar Association

Panelist, ABA’s 2007 Litigation Section Annual Conference, “The Last Laugh–Perspectives on CAFA,” San Antonio, TX, April 11-14, 2007, sponsored by the American Bar Association

Lecturer, “Civil Practice and Litigation Techniques in Federal and State Courts," Charleston, SC, May 31, 2006, sponsored by ALI-ABA

Lecturer, “Understanding and Recognizing Class-Action Opportunities,” Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 2006, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Lecturer, “Class Actions for Non-Class Action Lawyers,” Miami, FL, May 13, 2005, sponsored by Lighthouse Seminar Group, Dallas, TX

Lecturer, “Class Actions for Non-Class Action Lawyers:  Understanding the Basics and Recognizing Opportunities,” Phoenix, AZ, March 25, 2005, sponsored by the Maricopa County Bar Association

Lecturer, “Recognizing Class Action Opportunities,” Columbus, OH, December 12, 2004, sponsored by the Columbus Bar Association

Lecturer, “Class Actions:  Understanding the Basics and Recognizing Opportunities,” Cleveland, OH, May 28, 2004, sponsored by the Cleveland Bar Association

Lecturer, “Select Topics for Trial Lawyers, A Primer on Class Actions for the Non-Class Action Litigator in New York,” New York, NY, August 11, 2004, sponsored by Lorman Educational Services, Eau Claire, WI

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

U.S. Advisory Board Member, Loyola University-Chicago School of Law's Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, 2004-Present

American Bar Association, 2003-Present
  Co-Chair, Litigation Section's Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee’s
  Antitrust Subcommittee
  Member, Antitrust Section

Antitrust Section Council Member, Ohio State Bar Association, 2007-Present 

Editorial Board Member, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers’ Ohio Trial Magazine, 2004-Present

Editorial Board Member, ABA's Class Actions Today Magazine, 2007-2008

American Association for Justice, 1998-Present

Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2003-Present

CIVIC ACTIVITIES:

Women’s Community Foundation, Men’s Executive Committee, 2004-Present

Associate Attorney’s Committee Co-Chair, Lawyers’ Division, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, 1995-1997

Board Member, Young Leadership Division, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, 1993-1997

Board Member, Young Leadership Division, Cleveland Jewish Community Federation, 1997-2000

DePaul University College of Law, Moot Court Judge, 1993-1994

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Norvelle Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Indiana University-Bloomington