Lori Lustrin

Area of Focus: Trial & Litigation
"Lori can collect, digest, retain and organize vast amounts of information quickly. Her recall is impressive. She uses these gifts to quickly provide relevant and insightful counsel."
Chambers USA source
Lori Lustrin

Lori’s far-ranging class action and complex litigation experience on both sides of the “v” provides clients with the savvy and skill needed to navigate an oftentimes lengthy and challenging process deftly.  Lori specializes in representing victims of price-fixing cartels in antitrust opt-out litigation. On the defense side, she focuses her practice on defending food and beverage companies and other consumer product organizations in false advertising and deceptive labeling class action litigation. A founder of the Food Court Blog, Lori’s foresight and analysis help her food and beverage and antitrust clients understand complex legal issues and prepare for the unexpected.

Lori’s commercial litigation practice also includes an impressive track record of obtaining successful results for clients spanning the technology, real estate, finance, auto, and entertainment and sports industries in a broad range of business disputes, including corporate governance, defamation, product liability, and securities. In recognition of her outstanding accomplishments, Lori was selected as a 2022 honoree for Law360's Rising Stars award in its Trials Rising Star category, which recognizes top legal talent under 40 and is comprised of accomplished litigators and dealmakers across a range of practices.

Q & A
How do you stay current with your clients' industries?

I read, write, and speak extensively on issues affecting the food and beverage sector.  Perceived ambiguities in regulatory guidance give rise to claims that product packaging has crossed the line from creative marketing to false advertising. I prepare my clients for this reality by being their “eyes and ears” in industry circles, sharing data and research, and mitigating exposure by keeping them up-to-date on legal trends. I also closely track antitrust and consumer protection issues that impact the food and beverage industry. This allows me to stay ahead of the curve and provide my clients with every possible advantage during the course of antitrust litigation.

What does the Bilzin Sumberg Client Commitment mean to you and your client relationships?
Having begun my legal career at Bilzin Sumberg as a Summer Associate, I consider my colleagues and clients family. The firm and our clients have been instrumental in my professional development. I love coming to work every day in hopes of returning that favor.  I care deeply about placing our clients in the best position to achieve the greatest chance for success in the complex and arduous world of class action litigation. It is the culture of “paying it forward” that makes me proud to be a partner at Bilzin Sumberg.
  • University of Florida, J.D., Levin College of Law, cum laude, 2008
    Brandeis University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, 2005
  • Special Olympics
    Executive Committee, 2009 - Present
    American Bar Association
    Young Lawyers Division Antitrust Law Committee, Vice Chair, 2016
    Antitrust Law Membership and Diversity Committee, Young Lawyer Representative, 2015
    University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
    School of Law, Guest Lecturer, Class Action Litigation, 2022
    Law School Mentoring Project
    Mt. Sinai Medical Center Foundation
    Member, 2015
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Band 2, Chambers USA, Antitrust, 2021 - present

    Chambers USA, Litigation, 2024 - present

    Law360, Rising Stars, Trials, 2022

    South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up & Comers, 2020 

    Daily Business Review,  On the Rise Recognition, 2020

    South Florida Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2019 

    Daily Business Review, Florida Trailblazers, 2019 

    Benchmark Litigation40 & Under Hot List - South and Future Star, 2017 - present

    Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Stars, 2013 - 2018

    Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers - Corporate Securities winner, 2014; Complex/Business Litigation finalist, 2016