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

Ria C. Momblanco

Ria Momblanco, an associate, received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2002, where she was a senior editor for the Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Since joining Fine Kaplan and Black in October 2006, Ms. Momblanco has had wide-ranging experience in complex cases, including antitrust, products liability, and securities fraud litigation. Ms. Momblanco has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine (2015-2018).

Ms. Momblanco is a former Hearing Committee Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (Term of Appointment: July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2016). She has also been an active member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, having served as the Philadelphia County Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Division (2009) and the Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Civil Rights Committee (2008).

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, 2003
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2003
  • Pennsylvania, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2006

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002, J.D.
       Senior Editor, Law Review, 2000 – 2002
  • University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1997, B.S.

Published Works

  • Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, Chapter 2, Antitrust Litigation, Published by the American Bar Association's Committee on Business and Corporate Litigation (2008, 2009 and 2010 editions).
  • Co–Author, Punitive Damages: White v. Ford Motor Co.: Using Federalism to Rein in Runaway Juries, Product Liability Law and Strategy, American Lawyer Media, February 2003.

Representative Cases

  • In re Domestic Airline Travel Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 2656 (D.D.C) (Counsel for Southwest Airlines)
  • In re Navistar Maxxforce Engines Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litig., Civ. A. No. 1:14-cv-10318 (N.D. Ill.)
  • In re Fluidmaster, Inc., Water Connector Components Products Liability Litig., Civ. A. No. 14-cv-5696 (N.D. Ill.)
  • Ajose v. Interline Brands, Inc., Civ. A. No. 3:14-cv-1707 (M.D. Tenn.)
  • Trabakoolas v. Watts Water Technologies, Inc., No. C12-01172 (N.D. Cal.)
  • Love Terminal Partners L.P. v. City of Dallas, 2007 WL 3196307 (N.D Tex. 2007)
  • In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1775, Civ. A. No. 06–MD–1775 (E.D.N.Y.)

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • "Have the Courts Really Become More Business Friendly? An examination of the courts' treatment of antitrust issues and what it tells us about the judicial environment for business," Philadelphia Bench-Bar Conference, Sept. 20, 2008.
  • Co–Author of presentation on "Punitive Damages: After State Farm," Orange County Bar Association Symposium Presentation, October 2004.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Term of Appointment: July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2013
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 2007 – present, Associate Editor of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 2008 – 2009, Co–Chair of the Civil Rights Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2008 – 2009, Philadelphia County Co–Chair of the Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bar Association, 2008 – present

Past Employment Positions

  • Jones Day, Associate, 2003 – 2005