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Simon B. Paris

Partner

Office: 215-575-3986
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1650 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Simon Bahne Paris is the chair of the firm's Class Action Practice Group. Representing businesses and consumers in complex class actions, he focuses on antitrust and consumer protection cases throughout the United States.

Consistently recognized by his peers for his novel approach to identifying and challenging improper business practices, Mr. Paris has secured settlements in the tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars for the classes of businesses and consumers that he and the firm's Class Action Practice Group represent. He has achieved 100 percent recoveries for all affected class members in numerous consumer fraud cases.

Mr. Paris' recent successes include:

In re OSB Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Pa.) where he was the first to uncover a conspiracy to fix prices amongst the largest producers of oriented strand board in the United States, which resulted in settlements of over $120 million. Mr. Paris also served among lead class counsel in In re Mercedes-Benz Antitrust Litigation (D. NJ.) (over $17 million settlement) and In re Linerboard Antitrust Litigation (E.D. Pa.) ($202.5 million settlement).

Mr. Paris has also been involved in the successful prosecution of numerous securities matters, including In re Abbott Laboratories Derivative Litigation (N.D. III.) (settlement valued at $84 million) and In re VeriSign Securities Litigation (N.D. Cal.) (settlement of approximately $78 million).

Mr. Paris currently serves a leading or integral role in the prosecution of the following antitrust cases:

St. Barnabas Hospital, Inc. et al. v. Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. Civ. Action No. 09-1375 (D. Minn); In re Steel Antitrust Litigation, Civ. Action No. 08-5214 (N.D. III.); In re Aftermarket Filters Antitrust Litig., MDL Docket No. 1957 (N.D. III.); and In re Urethane Antitrust Litig., MDL Docket No. 1616 (D. Kan.) ($55 million partial settlement), among others.

Mr. Paris is also currently leading the following consumer protection class action, Martinelli v. Petland, Inc., et al. Civ. Action No. 09-529 (D. AZ), among others.

Education, Training and Experience

Mr. Paris is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds a J.D. law degree from the Widener University School of Law (1996). Before joining Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, Mr. Paris served as an assistant state attorney for the State of Florida, where he was lead trial counsel in more than 50 jury trials.