Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, B.A., Economics and Literature

Block & Leviton Partner Whitney Street has over seventeen years of complex litigation experience and significant expertise in antitrust and securities class action litigation. Whitney, who serves as Co-Lead Counsel and represents the City of Providence and a putative class of indirect purchasers in an antitrust class action against Celgene Corp. for unlawfully excluding generic competition for vital cancer treatment drugs.  See In re Thalomid & Revlimid Antitrust Litig., 14-cv-6997 (D.N.J.). Whitney also was appointed Co-Lead Counsel on behalf of a class of indirect purchasers in In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litig., 13-md-02437 (E.D. Pa.), which involved allegations of price fixing and other forms of concerted conduct in violation of the antitrust laws. Whitney recovered approximately $17 million on behalf of the class of indirect purchasers in that action.

Whitney was also appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litig., 16-md-02687 (D.N.J.) (alleging bid rigging, market allocation, and price fixing in the market for aluminum sulfate; settlements totaling at least $111 million); and in In re Packaged Seafood Antitrust Litig., 15-md-02670 (S.D. Cal.) (alleging price fixing in the market for shelf-stable seafood products). Whitney also represents the City of Providence in an antitrust class action brought on behalf of Providence and a proposed class of end payors alleging that several defendants conspired to unlawfully exclude generic competition for Glumetza, a diabetes drug. See In re Glumetza Antitrust Litig., 19-cv-5822 (N.D. Cal.). Whitney is also a member of the litigation team representing direct purchasers in In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litig., 16-cv-08637 (N.D. Ill.), a class action alleging that broiler chicken producers engaged in a price fixing conspiracy, and in In re Pork Antitrust Litig., 18-cv-01776 (D. Minn.), a class action alleging that pork producers engaged in a price fixing conspiracy.

Whitney was an integral part of the litigation teams in the following antitrust class actions: Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, 06-md- 1775 (E.D.N.Y.) (settlements totaling more than $270.0 million); In re Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Antitrust Litigation, 3:03-md-1542 (D. Conn.) (partial settlements totaling $87.0 million); In re Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Antitrust Litigation, 06-md-01768 (E.D. Pa.) (settled for $15.0 million); and In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation, 05-civ-666 (E.D. Pa.) (partial settlements of more than $4.0 million).

Whitney received her training at prominent litigation firms in New York and Boston where she represented clients in antitrust and securities class actions. She began her career at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, one of the largest law firms in California.

 

Recent Successes In Class Action Litigation »

Ms. Street has served as one of the lead attorneys in a number of major class actions that resulted in sizeable settlements for the class, including:

  • In re Google Class C S’holder Litig., Case No. 7469CS (Del. Ch.) ($522 million settlement)
  • In re Swisher Hygiene, Inc. Sec. and Deriv. Litig., 12-md-2384 (W.D.N.C.) ($5.5 million settlement)
  • In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litig., 13-md-02437 (E.D. Pa.) ($10.5 million in partial settlements to date)

Prior to joining Block & Leviton, Ms. Street was also an integral part of the litigation teams in the following notable class actions:

  • Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, 06-md-1775 (E.D.N.Y.) (settlements totaling more than $270.0 million)
  • In re: Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Antitrust Litigation, 3:03-md-1542 (D. Conn.) (partial settlements totaling $87.0); In re: Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Antitrust Litigation, 06-md-01768 (E.D. Pa.) (settled for $15.0 million)
  • In re: Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation, 05-civ-666 (E.D. Pa.) (partial settlements of more than $4.0 million)
  • In re Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. Sec. Litig., 08-md-1963 (S.D.N.Y.) ($295 million settlement)
  • Riggs, et al. v. Genzyme Corp., 03-cv-4014 (S.D.N.Y.) ($64 million settlement)
Professional Organizations & Awards »
  • Co-Founder and former Co-Chair of the American Association for Justice Antitrust Litigation Group (2014-2016)
  • Law360 Competition Law Editorial Advisory Board Member (2014-2018)
  • American Bar Association Member
  • National Association of Public Pension Attorneys Member
  • Contributor, Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum
Publications & Speaking Engagements »
  • Panelist, Big Data & Storylines, Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum (September 2016)
  • Moderator, Introduction to the Use of Regression Analysis in Antitrust Class Action Litigation, American Association for Justice Webinar (August 2016)
  • Co-Author, What Lies Ahead in High Stakes Pay-For-Delay Antitrust Litigation, American Association of Justice Business Torts Newsletter (May 2015)
  • Author, Technology Assisted Review: The Disclosure of Training Sets and Related Transparency Issues, Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute (November 2014)
  • Faculty, Georgetown Law Advanced eDiscovery Institute (November 2014)
  • Co-Author, Decision Re-Affirms Critical Role of Shareholders, Benefits and Pensions Monitor (October 2014)
  • Panelist, American Association for Justice Class Certification Seminar (2013)
Bar Admissions »
  • State of California
  • State of New York
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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