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Lori Lustrin

Area of Focus: Litigation
"She is very knowledgeable, succinct and business-oriented in her communications."  - 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.

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.
Representation of multiple national restaurant chains and a top ten food distributor in an ongoing case against the major producers of chicken in the United States. The chicken manufacturers- who account for more than 90% of all chicken products sold in the country- participated in a decade-long con...
Representation of major opt-out plaintiffs in the prosecution of federal antitrust price fixing claims against the major world-wide manufacturers of aluminum, tantalum, and film capacitors. The Bilzin Sumberg Antitrust team alleged that the capacitor manufacturers participated in a global conspiracy...
Represented beverage manufacturer and distributor, All Market Inc.,in defense of a national federal class action consumer fraud, and deceptive advertising case regarding its Vita Coco coconut water. The plaintiffs alleged that the Vita Coco product packaging and marketing materials contained mislead...
Prosecution of claims of Tech Data Corporation and other major opt-out plaintiffs in the precedent setting LCD price fixing antitrust litigation. Actions filed throughout the country became part of a nationwide Multi-District Litigation (MDL) before the United States District Court for the Northern ...
Representation of Tech Data Corporation, one of the world's largest distributors of technology products, services, and solutions, in the prosecution of claims against the major worldwide manufacturers of cathode-ray tubes (CRTs), the predecessor technology to LCD displays. The Bilzin Sumberg Antitru...
Representation of major homebuilder Lennar Corporation in an action against a former business partner, who had engaged in a fraud and defamation scheme in order to extort money from our client. Following a jury trial, Lennar was awarded $1.02 billion in damages. The decision was upheld on appeal.
Defense of a major automobile manufacturer in the Takata air bag class action, one of the largest multi-district litigation (MDL) class action cases in the country. Our client, along with numerous others, are defendants in two class actions for wrongful death, personal injury, and economic loss aris...
Representation of Honeywell International, Inc. and Honeywell Building Solutions SES Corporation in defense of a class action alleging negligent installation of millions of Smart Meters in Florida. Florida Power & Light (FP&L) implemented a plan to replace traditional analog meters with more...
Representation of health and fitness apparel company in defense of a class action filed on behalf of all persons in the State of Florida who purchased its products. The action relates to allegations that client's sales and marketing communications made claims about the health benefits of the product...
  • 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
    Law School Mentoring Project
    Mt. Sinai Medical Center Foundation
    Member, 2015
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Band 2, Chambers USA, Antitrust, 2021

    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 Litigation, 40 & 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