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Jill M. Manning

Location: San Francisco, California
Phone: 415-400-7703
Fax: 415-433-9008
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Jill M. Manning is a Partner in the firm’s San Francisco Office. Ms. Manning has over twenty years of experience representing businesses and consumers in complex and class action litigation, with a focus on antitrust, unfair competition and consumer protection cases. She has successfully represented plaintiffs in some of the leading cases brought under federal and state antitrust and consumer protection. She has sued price-fixing cartels, high tech companies, electronics manufacturers, agribusinesses, healthcare companies and the NCAA, and achieved recoveries exceeding $1.5 billion.

In the antitrust area, Ms. Manning is Co-Counsel for direct purchaser plaintiffs in a case against the leading suppliers of broiler chickens sold in the United States. In re: Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Ill). She represented direct purchasers in an antitrust class action involving a conspiracy to raise the price of potatoes and secured an $18.5 million settlement and injunctive relief valued at over $1 billion. In re: Fresh and Process Potatoes Antitrust Litig. (D. Idaho). She played an integral role in prosecuting one of the nation’s largest indirect purchaser antitrust class actions and was recognized by Special Master Martin Quinn as “one of the leaders in structuring and managing the overall document retrieval effort.” In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Cal) ($1.082 billion all-cash settlement).

In the consumer protection field, Ms. Manning was appointed by Judge Koh as Co-Lead Counsel for the certified class in Grace v. Apple Inc. (N.D. Cal.), a case alleging that Apple caused the popular FaceTime feature to stop working on certain iPhone devices. Ms. Manning was appointed by Judge Lee on Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in cases against the NCAA on behalf of Division I football players who suffered concussion-related personal injuries. In re: NCAA Student/Athlete Concussion Injury Litig. (N.D. Ill.). She was appointed by Judge Davila to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in cases challenging the conduct of Apple, Google, and Facebook in supporting and profiting from illegal social casinos on their platforms. In re: Apple Inc. App Store Simulated Casino-Style Games Litig.; In re Facebook Inc. App Center Simulated Casino-Style Games Litig.; In re Google Play Store Simulated Casino-Style Games Litig. (N.D. Cal).

Ms. Manning represented Eduardo Saverin in Facebook v. Saverin (Santa Clara Sup. Ct.), one of the cases featured in the Academy Award-winning movie, The Social Network, and achieved a confidential settlement.

In additional to her legal practice, Ms. Manning has demonstrated leadership in her professional life and community. She served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the California Bar Association during the 2017-2018 term and presently serves as an Advisor. During her tenure, she implemented numerous live and on-line educational opportunities for section members and created “Celebrating Women in Competition Law in California,” an annual panel presentation and networking event now in its fifth year. She is a court-appointed neutral for the Northern District of California’s Early Neutral Evaluation Program and a trained private mediator. She is an elected official, serving on the Board of Trustees of Shoreline Unified School District since 2010, and as President of the Board since 2016.

Ms. Manning lives in West Marin with her husband and daughter. She enjoys cooking with vegetables grown in her garden, hiking coastal Marin and Sonoma with her Australian Shepherd, and playing tennis, and is an avid traveler who recently took a “bucket list” trip to Machu Picchu.

Current Cases:

  • Grace v. Apple Inc. (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re: Apple Inc. App Store Simulated Casino-Style Games Litig.; In re: Facebook, Inc. App Center Simulated Casino-Style Games Litig.; and In re: Google Play Store Simulated Casino-Style Games Litig. (N.D. Cal).
  • In re: Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Ill)
  • In re: NCAA Student/Athlete Concussion Injury Litig. (N.D. Ill)
  • In re: Pork Antitrust Litig. (D. Minn)
  • Senne, et al. v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al. (N.D. Cal.)

Education:

  • Cambridge University, Pembroke College (summer 1990)
  • B.A., University of California at Davis (1991)
  • ​J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law (1995)

Bar Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • ​State of California

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Antitrust Section
  • California Lawyers Association, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section
  • ​Marin County Bar Association

Recent Events / Speaking Engagements:

  • Panelist, Teatime with Angeion: Work-Life Balance in the COVID Era, March 4, 2021
  • Creator and Co-Chair, Fourth Annual “Celebrating Women in Competition Law in California,” moderated by the Honorable Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, March 5, 2020
  • Moderator, “Big Stakes Antitrust Trial: In re Korean Ramen Antitrust Litigation,” 29th Annual Golden State Antitrust Law Institute, Panel Presentation, November 14, 2019
  • Moderator, “Managing Antitrust and Complex Business Trials,” featuring the Honorable William Alsup, Laurel Beeler, and Edward Chen, 28th Annual Golden State Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Law Institute, Panel Presentation, November 8, 2018
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