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Cortlin Lannin
Cortlin H. Lannin
San Francisco +1 415 591 7078 clannin@cov.com Download V-card

Cortlin Lannin is a litigator who specializes in defending clients in complex matters, including class action cases. He focuses primarily on antitrust and consumer cases, including cartel matters and consumer cases implicating deceptive and false advertising practices. Mr. Lannin has deep experience with all facets of class action practice, including motions practice, discovery, class certification, trials, and appeals. He also has substantial experience conducting internal investigations for clients facing potential criminal and civil exposure in these subject areas. He has been named a “Rising Star” in Antitrust Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine for six consecutive years.

  • Currently representing multiple animation and visual effects studios in class action litigation challenging alleged non-solicitation and wage-fixing agreements.
  • Currently representing a major consumer products company in class action litigation in three states regarding marketing and labeling of certain consumer products.
  • Currently representing individuals and companies that are the subject of investigations for possible criminal antitrust violations.
  • Currently representing an automobile parts manufacturer in class action litigation alleging global price-fixing conspiracy among auto parts suppliers. Successfully represented a different client in same MDL, achieving client’s dismissal on personal jurisdiction grounds.
  • Currently representing large national bank in multiple class action cases challenging practices and disclosures related to posting of debit-card transactions.
  • Successfully represented an international airline in class action litigation concerning alleged price-fixing of passenger fares and fuel surcharges.
  • Successfully represented online travel agency in class action litigation alleging antitrust violations in the market for online hotel bookings, achieving client’s dismissal at pleading stage.
  • Successfully represented maker of joint health supplements in false advertising class action litigation.

Pro Bono

  • Representing an individual incarcerated in California state prison and asserting Section 1983 excessive force claims. 
  • Represented client in Ninth Circuit appeal of adverse district court ruling on employment discrimination claims.
  • Wrote and submitted amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting a non-discrimination policy adopted by the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation "Rising Star" (2013-2018)