Jodie Williams

Education

California Western School of Law – 2006
J.D.

University of Arizona – 2003
BS (hon): Finance and Entrepreneurship


Admission

State Bar of California

State Bar of Arizona

Jodie M. Williams


Counsel

Ms. Williams’ practice focuses on antitrust, unfair competition, and complex business litigation. She manages significant portions of MoginRubin’s complex cases, including discovery, experts, and motion practice through to resolution. She is part of the trial teams for some of the firm’s largest cases, and has facilitated negotiations resulting in multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of her clients. She tries cases in federal and state courts around the country.

Ms. Williams was a Staff Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, from 2006 to 2011. There, she investigated and litigated mergers, acquisitions and anticompetitive practices in a wide array of industries, with an emphasis in the oil and gas industry. Some of her investigations included acquisitions involving petroleum products pipelines, bulk petroleum products storage terminals, transportation and storage of natural gas, national travel centers, and the sale of home improvement products. Ms. Williams also investigated oil and gas industry pricing practices at the request of Congress. Representative matters include In the Matter of Pilot Corporation, et al. (FTC 2010); In the Matter of CRH plc et al. (FTC 2009); and FTC v. Paul L. Foster, et al. (D.N.M. 2007; FTC 2007).

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Williams was an associate with a prominent Southern California law firm focusing on complex business litigation. She represented clients before the Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego Superior Courts as well as in the Southern District of California.

Ms. Williams has been a speaker and author on antitrust issues. She authored the article “Best Efforts to Protect Against Material Adverse Changes: Some Quietly Potent Merger Clauses,” published in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Mergers & Acquisitions Committee periodical The Threshold, and guest-hosted a podcast for the Legal Talk Network, interviewing several distinguished women in the antitrust bar on what it is like to be a Women in Antitrust. She also co-authored the article entitled “LIBOR (Gelboim) and the Implications of its Unwritten Rule” with Daniel J. Mogin of MoginRubin LLP, published in The Antitrust Lawyer presented by the Federal Bar Association, was a panelist for the webinar entitled “Identifying and Analyzing Antitrust Red Flags in Business Transactions” and co-authored the article entitled “Should Federal Antitrust Standing Rules Apply to State Antitrust Indirect Claims? Plaintiff Perspective: The Misapplication of Associated General Contractors to Cartwright Act Claims” with Kristen Anderson, Partner at Scott & Scott, LLP, which was published in Competition, The Journal of the Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California.

Jodie also specializes in issues pertaining to E-Discovery.  She is a member of Women in eDiscovery and was appointed to the 2017 Steering Committee for the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum (“CLEF”), where she will also serve as a panelist.

Ms. Williams is an active member of the California Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and regularly contributes to the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments.  She was the Young Lawyer Representative to the Antitrust Section’s Mergers & Acquisitions Committee in 2016.

Notable Cases

Containerboard Products Antitrust Litigation – Partial settlements: $376 million. Pending ND-IL (10-cv-05711).

Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation – Partial settlements: $2.2 billion (Class Counsel)

In the Matter of Pilot Corporation, et al. (FTC 2010)

in the Matter of CRH plc et al. (FTC 2009)

FTC v. Paul L. Foster, et al. (D.N.M. 2007; FTC 2007)

Publications

Lawyers Club San Diego Guest Blog: Fear of Flying or Just Say Yes?– Author

The Threshold – Summer 2017 – Volume XVII Number 3– Contributor

LIBOR (Gelboim) and the Implications of its Unwritten Rule The Antitrust Lawyer – Co-Author

Identifying and Analyzing Antitrust Red Flags in Business Transactions – Panelist

Should Federal Antitrust Standing Rules Apply to State Antitrust Indirect Claims? Plaintiff Perspective:  The Misapplication of Associated General Contractors to Cartwright Act Claims – Competition, The Journal of the Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California. – Co-Author