Karin E. Garvey



Karin E. Garvey is a Partner in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP and a member of the Antitrust and Competition Litigation Practice.  With more than two decades of litigation experience, Karin focuses on representing businesses and public pension funds in complex antitrust class actions.  She was recently appointed to the plaintiffs’ steering committee in In re: Xyrem (Sodium Oxybate) Antitrust Litigation, a pay-for-delay case pending in the Northern District of California.

Karin is recommended by Chambers & Partners USA and The Legal 500 for excellence in the antitrust practice.  She has also been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the "Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America."

Karin brings significant experience to managing complex, multi-jurisdictional cases from initial case development through resolution and appeal.  In addition to deposing top executives, Karin has also prepared and defended company executives for deposition, hearing, and trial.  Karin has significant experience working with experts—including economists, regulatory experts, patent experts, medical experts, toxicologists, materials scientists, valuation experts, foreign law experts, and appraisers—developing reports and testimony, preparing for and defending depositions, as well as taking depositions of opponents’ experts.  In addition, Karin has engaged in all phases of trial preparation and trial and has briefed and argued appeals.  Karin also has significant experience with arbitration and mediation.

Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Karin practiced antitrust and general litigation at Arnold & Porter (then Kaye Scholer LLP), representing and counseling clients from a wide spectrum of industries including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, building materials, film, finance, and private equity.

Karin is an Antitrust Section Member of the American Bar Association.

Karin obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was a Note and Comment Editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.  She earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Harvard University.


1999, New York

U.S. Court of Appeals
2006, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Courts
2000, Southern District of New York
2001, Eastern District of New York