Jennie Lee Anderson

Top rated class action & mass torts attorney in San Francisco, California

Andrus Anderson LLP
Jennie Lee Anderson
Andrus Anderson LLP

Practice Areas: Class action & mass torts, Consumer law, Employment litigation view more

Licensed in California since: 1999

Education: University of California Hastings College of the Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Andrus Anderson LLP

155 Montgomery Street
Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: 415-986-1400 Email: Jennie Lee Anderson Visit website

Details

Jennie Lee Anderson is a founding partner at the San Francisco law firm of Andrus Anderson LLP. Ms. Anderson represents class action plaintiffs in federal and state court in consumer, antitrust, product liability, and employment cases nationwide. She also represents individual plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, and employment matters.  Ms. Anderson is widely recognized as a leading employee and consumer advocate, and has served as co-lead counsel, liaison counsel or on the plaintiffs' steering committee in multiple state or nationwide class/mass actions. Ms. Anderson a frequent author and lecturer on ESI, discovery and complex litigation topics.

Practice areas

Class action/mass torts: plaintiff, Consumer law, Employment litigation: plaintiff, Antitrust litigation

First Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage: http://andrusanderson.com/profile/jennie-lee-anderson/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ms. Anderson serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), and is past Chair of the AAJ Business Torts Section, past Chair of the AAJ Antitrust Litigation Group, and past Chair of the AAJ Class Action Litigation Group. Ms. Anderson is a Past President of the Pound Civil Justice Institute (now the National Civil Justice Institute), and is on the board of Legal Aid at Work.  She is also an active member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Public Justice Foundation. Ms. Anderson is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of California, as well as the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  
Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA;  University of California, Hastings College of the Law, JD
Honors/Awards:
  • The Above and Beyond Award is conferred on AAJ members who have exhibited exceptional contributions to sustain and strengthen the organization., Above and Beyond Award, American Association for Justice, 2022
  • , Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2021
  • , Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2020
  • , Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2021
  • , Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2022
  • , Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2022
  • The Woman Consumer Advocate award is given to a Woman Lawyer who has made significant contributions to the civil justice system and consumers by significantly fundraising or contributing to help elect pro-civil justice candidates, or by working to establish new law or protect favorable law for consumers by testifying before the State or Federal legislature, or by working on appellate issues that are important to plaintiffs. , Woman Consumer Advocate of the Year Nominee, Consumer Attorneys of California , 2012
  • The Above and Beyond Award is conferred on AAJ members who have exhibited exceptional contributions to sustain and strengthen the organization., Above and Beyond Award, American Association for Justice, 2015
  • The Wiedemann Wysocki Award recognizes AAJ members who have made outstanding efforts to advance AAJ’s political outreach projects and priorities., Wiedemann Wysocki Award, American Association for Justice, 2013
  • The Wiedemann Wysocki Award recognizes AAJ members who have made outstanding efforts to advance AAJ’s political outreach projects and priorities., Wiedemann Wysocki Award, American Association for Justice, Wiedemann Wysocki Award, American Association for Justice, 2017
  • The Above and Beyond Award is conferred on AAJ members who have exhibited exceptional contributions to sustain and strengthen the organization., Above and Beyond Award, American Association for Justice, 2014
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorney of the Year, Finalist.  Andrus Anderson attorneys were recognized for their work in the Coates v. Farmers Group, Inc., a case on behalf of women attorneys who alleged they paid less than their male counterparts in violation of state and federal Equal Pay Act statutes., Consumer Attorney of the Year, Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2017
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • Siqueros, et al. v. General Motors, 16-cv-07244-EMC (N.D.Cal.).  Ms. Anderson and cocounsel represented Plaintiffs in achieving more than $102 million jury verdict in a class action engine defect case., 2022
  • In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 13-md-02420 YGR (DMR) (N.D. Cal.).  Ms. Anderson is liaison counsel for the Indirect Purchaser class, which as recovered more than $113 million in settlement funds over the course of several years. , 2019
  • City and County of San Francisco v. Purdue Pharma, LP, et al., Case No. 3:18-cv-07591-CRB.  Ms. Anderson and her cocounsel represented the City and County of San Francisco against multiple opioid manufacturers and distributers, including the retailer Walgreens, obtaining more than $120 million in benefits through settlements and a verdict against Walgreens, in which the Court determined Walgreens' conduct contributed to a public nuisance.  Abatement phase of trial against Walgreens is still pending. , 2022
  • Ralston v. Mortgage Investors Group and Countrywide Home Loans (N.D. Cal.). Ms. Anderson is co-lead class counsel in this case involving allegedly deceptive loan products.  In 2013, the court approved a class action settlement worth more than $100 million. The class consists of California homeowners who purchased certain Option ARM Loans, 2013
  • Martin v. The Regents of the University of California, Case No. RG19037605 (Alameda Super. Ct).  Case involved a cheerleader who suffered multiple concussions while on the UC Berkeley Cheerleading team.  Her case resulted in a settlement of $695,000, plus significant policy changes such as formal concussion training for cheerleaders and coaches, and support from sports medicine. , 2022
  • Harrison, et al. v. Strategic Experimental Group, et al.--Alameda Super. $1.95 million settlement in class action for unpaid wages and misclassification of "gig-economy" workers., 2018
  • Precision Associates, Inc. v. Panalpina World Transport (E.D.N.Y.) Additional $197 million in settlements reached in the freight forwarding price-fixing class action.  Settlements have now been reached with nineteen (19) additional Defendants.  Plaintiffs previously reached settlements with ten (10) Defendants totaling over $100 million, 2015
  • $700,000 settlement--wrongful death, 2011
  • In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1827 (N.D.Cal) (partial settlements totaling over $539 million on behalf of consumers of LCD products in a price-fixing conspiracy case), 2011
  • In re EasySaver Rewards Litigation, Case No. (S.D. Cal) (class action settlement valued at $38 million on behalf of consumers in an internet scam case), 2012
  • In re Transpacific Air Passenger Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.) Final approval of a $39.5 million price-fixing class action settlement reached with eight out of 13 airlines in a lawsuit alleging that defendant airlines and their co-conspirators conspired to fix the prices of airline tickets for travel between the United States and Asia/Oceania, 2015
  • Harrison v. Strategic Group Experiential Group, et al.-- Alameda Super.  Andrus Anderson and their cocounsel represented a class of employees who worked at promotional events and were classified and paid as independent contractors.  Plaintiffs alleged that they were misclassified and not paid for all hours worked or overtime as required by California law.  The parties settled the case for $1.95 million, 2018
  • Coates v. Farmers Group, Inc.--N.D. Cal.  Farmers Insurance agreed to settle this pay discrimination class action lawsuit brought by its female attorney-employees, who alleged that they are paid less than their male counterparts for doing the same work. The settlement included $4,000,000 in cash for class members as well as significant business practice changes. Andrus Anderson LLP was a Finalist for Consumer Attorneys fo California Consumer Attorneys of the Year in 2017 , 2016
  • Milligan v. Toyota Motor Sales USA, No. C-09-05418 RS (N.D.Cal)(class action settlement benefitting current and former owners of 2001-2003 Toyota RAV4 Vehicles, ensuring 10-year or 150,000 mile extended warranty program and reimbursements for past repairs), 2011
  • $185,000 settlement--gender discrimination, 2012
  • In re Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litigation (N.D.Cal.) Settlements totaling more than $576 million on behalf of indirect purchasers of Cathode Ray Tubes (“CRTs”) and CRT products, such as televisions or monitors.  The lawsuit claims that the defendants fixed the prices of CRTs causing consumers to pay more for CRTs and products containing CRTs, 2015
  • Fox v.Nissan No. Am. Inc.--S.F. Super. This case involved allegedly defective power valve engine screws in certain Nissan Sentras, Pathfinders and Altimas.  Plaintiffs prevailed on appeal after a demurrer was sustained by the trial court. A settlement was later reached wherein class members receive notification and reimbursement for out-of-pocket repairs up to $3000 per claimant, depending on mileage and age of the vehicle.  Ms. Anderson is co-lead counsel, 2018
  • $900,000 settlement--personal injury, product defect, 2011
  • In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1827 (N.D.Cal) (settlements totaling over $1 billion on behalf of consumers of LCD products in a price-fixing conspiracy case), 2012

Office location for Jennie Lee Anderson

155 Montgomery Street
Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104

Selections

13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Top lists

Top 50: Women Northern California Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019 Top 100: Northern California Super Lawyers: 2018

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