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

Ria C. Momblanco

Ria Momblanco is an associate at Fine Kaplan and Black R.P.C. where her practice focuses on antitrust law, complex commercial litigation, and class actions. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in federal court, California State Court, and JAMS and AAA arbitration.

Ms. Momblanco is currently involved in the following antitrust class actions among others: In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1775, Civ. A. No. o6—MD-1775 (E.D.N.Y.); In re Urethane [Polyether Polyols] Antitrust Litig., 2012 WL 6610878 (D. Kan. Dec. 18, 2012); Trabakoolas v. Watts Water Technologies, Inc., No. C12-01172 (N.D. Cal.).

Prior to joining Fine Kaplan, Ms. Momblanco practiced health care litigation and represented health care providers in state court, JAMS, and AAA. She also defended a major consumer credit reporting company in various federal cases brought under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Ms. Momblanco 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.

Ms. Momblanco is active in the Philadelphia Bar Association where she serves as an Associate Editor of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter. Ms. Momblanco is also a Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

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.
       Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)

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 Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1775, Civ. A. No. 06–MD–1775 (E.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation MDL No. 1869, Misc. No. 07–489 (D.D.C.)
  • Love Terminal Partners L.P. v. City of Dallas, 2007 WL 3196307 (N.D Tex. 2007)
  • United States v. Stolt–Nielson S.A., 2007 WL 4225664 (E.D. Pa. 2007)
  • In re OSB Antitrust Litig., 2007 WL 2253418 (E.D. Pa. 2007)
  • In re Urethane [Polyether Polyols] Antitrust Litigation., 2012 WL 6610878 (D. Kan. 2012)
  • Trabakoolas v. Watts Water Technologies, Inc., No. C12-01172 (N.D. Cal.)

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