Michelle Lowery - McDermott Will & Emery


Michelle Lowery focuses her practice on complex antitrust litigation, transactional and counseling matters and is a member of the firm’s antitrust and competition practice, which is designated “Global Elite” as one of the top 25 competition practices in the world by Global Competition Review. Michelle has been recognized by the Legal 500 US, Super Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation as excelling in antitrust work.

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  • Defeated class certification on impact and damages of proposed direct purchaser class after taking the lead for the joint defense group in In re Steel Antitrust Litigation, which was the largest class action in the country when it was filed, claiming damages in excess of $17 billion for alleged price fixing and coordinated capacity restrictions
  • Achieved dismissal, affirmed by the Seventh Circuit, of all indirect purchaser claims on behalf of the entire joint defense group in In re Steel Antitrust Litigation
  • Succeeded in excluding direct purchaser plaintiffs’ securities expert on behalf of joint defense group through a motion in limine in price fixing litigation, In re Containerboard Antitrust Litigation

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  • The Legal 500 US, 2016 to 2022
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List and Future Star, 2018 to 2021


  • The Loyola Law Journal member


Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2007
Loyola University Chicago, BBA, magna cum laude, 2004


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