Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.

Firm Overview

“It is difficult to conceive
of better representation...”

Court Opinion in NASDAQ Market Makers Antitrust Litigation

“In almost 25 years of service on the bench, this Court
has not experienced a more remarkable result.”

Court Opinion in In re Urethane Antitrust Litigation

Fine, Kaplan and Black is a nationally recognized firm located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which devotes its practice entirely to litigation, with particular emphasis on antitrust, class actions, complex commercial litigation, consumer protection and white collar criminal defense.

Fine, Kaplan and Black was founded in 1975 by Aaron Fine, Arthur Kaplan, and Allen Black in the hope of creating a small firm of outstanding lawyers whose litigation skills were second to none. The new generation of FKB attorneys is carrying on these founding principles in today's litigation practice. The firm takes pride in its exceptional lawyers and staff. Our attorneys possess high academic credentials, maintain strong community ties, and are held in very high regard by the courts and their peers. The collective skill of our team allows the firm to do better work, more efficiently. Our relentless focus is on getting the best possible results for our clients.

Fine, Kaplan and Black has consistently been highly ranked as one of the premier antitrust practices in Pennsylvania and the entire country by the Chambers USA Client Guide. The Guide praises Fine, Kaplan and Black as an "excellent boutique firm" that is comprised of "erudite and capable attorneys.". In Guide, clients praised the firm for its "absolutely fantastic service" and "superb attorneys".

The firm has represented both plaintiffs and defendants. Representative matters include: (i) In re Urethane Antitrust Litigation, M.D.L. No. 1616 (D. Kan.), in which the firm as Co-Lead Counsel secured the largest price-fixing jury verdict in the history of the federal antitrust laws ($400 million jury verdict/$1.06 billion judgment), ultimately obtaining nearly $1 billion in settlements on behalf of the Plaintiff Class; (ii) In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation, M.D.L. No. 2724 (E.D. Pa.), in which the firm has been appointed Lead Counsel for a putative class of end-payer plaintiffs pursuing price-fixing claims against dozens of generic drug manufacturers in one of the largest multidistrict antitrust litigations ever established; (iii) In re Railway Industry Employee No-Poach Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2850 (W.D. Pa.), in which the firm has been appointed Co-Lead Counsel for the class; (iv) In re Domestic Airline Travel Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2656 (D.D.C.), in which the firm is defending Southwest Airlines against allegations of an unlawful conspiracy to limit capacity; (v) In re Steel Antitrust Litigation, No. 08-cv-5214 (N.D. Ill.), in which the firm as Co-Lead Counsel secured $194 million in settlements for direct purchasers of steel products, alleging a conspiracy among manufacturers to restrict supply; (vi) In re Copper Antitrust Litigation, M.D.L. No. 1303 (W.D. Wis.), a complex antitrust matter in which the firm represented several of the largest copper purchasers in the United States in litigation alleging futures market manipulation and manipulation of the global price of copper (the case settled favorably on the eve of trial for a confidential amount); and (vii) United States v. Stolt Nielsen, S.A., No. 06-cr-466 (E.D. Pa.), a landmark case in which the firm successfully secured the dismissal of a criminal indictment against an industry executive accused of price fixing and created a leading precedent in the area of criminal law.

The firm handles a wide range of other litigation matters and we invite you to learn more about Fine, Kaplan and Black on our website or by contacting us at (215) 567-6565.