Cortlin Lannin

Cortlin H. Lannin

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Covington & Burling LLP
One Front Street
San Francisco, CA 94111-5356
Tel: +1 415 591 7078
Fax: +1 415 955 6578



  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2009
    • Director of Appellate Programs
  • Brown University, B.A., 2000

Bar Admissions

  • California

Cortlin Lannin is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office.  His practice focuses primarily on defending complex class action and antitrust litigations, including antitrust cases implicating technology industries and issues.  He also has experience with consumer class actions, including deceptive and false advertising claims.  Before joining Covington, Mr. Lannin was a national political consultant and specialized in polling and focus group research.

Representative Matters

  • Represents multiple animation and visual effects studios in litigation challenging alleged no-solicitation and wage-fixing agreements.
  • Represents international airline in litigation concerning alleged price-fixing of passenger fares and fuel surcharges.
  • Represents online travel agency in litigation alleging antitrust violations in the market for online hotel bookings.
  • Represents automobile parts manufacturer in antitrust MDL now proceeding in Eastern District of Michigan.
  • Represents major consumer products company in class action litigation challenging marketing and labeling of certain products.
  • Represents maker of joint health supplements in false advertising litigation.
  • Represents large national bank in multiple class action cases challenging practices and disclosures related to posting of debit-card transactions.
  • Represented smartphone manufacturer in antitrust dispute over licensing of patents declared essential to cellular and connectivity standards and subject to a fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (“FRAND”) licensing commitment.

Honors and Rankings

  • Northern California Super Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation "Rising Star" (2013-2014)

Pro Bono

  • Assisted in writing amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting a non-discrimination policy universally applied by the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

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