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Kate Lv

Kate Lv
Korein Tillery PC
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San Diego, California

Yifan (Kate) Lv is an attorney at Korein Tillery’s San Diego office. Ms. Lv received her master's degree of law from Renmin University of China in 2010 and her J.D. from William and Mary Law School in 2014.  She is licensed to practice law in New York and California. 

Prior to joining Korein Tillery in 2022, Ms. Lv worked on various antitrust cases, gaining extensive experience in antitrust litigation.

Ms. Lv’s practice focuses on complex antitrust litigation in the financial and technology industries. She has experience across various stages of the litigation process, from pre-suit investigations and evaluations, preparing pleadings, briefing dispositive motions, pursuing and defending discovery, working with experts, to mediation, jury trial, and appeal. Ms. Lv currently represents class plaintiffs in In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litig., No. 1:13-cv-07789 (S.D.N.Y.) challenging collusion among market makers in the foreign exchange market. Defendants have paid over $2.3 billion in settlements and Ms. Lv was part of the trial team in the jury trial against Credit Suisse defendant. Ms. Lv also represents publisher class plaintiffs in In re: Google Digital Advertising Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:21-md-03010 (PKC), challenging Google’s anticompetitive conduct to acquire and maintain monopoly power over the markets for ad tech products.

Kate grew up in Qingdao, China and moved to San Diego in 2015 after graduating from William and Mary Law School. Outside of work, she loves to assemble puzzles in her spare time. 

Representative Matters

  • In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litig., No. 13-cv-7789 (S.D.N.Y.) ($2.3 billion settlement)

  • In re GSE Bonds Antitrust Litig., No. 1:19-cv-01704 (S.D.N.Y.) ($386.5 million settlement)


Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust

  • Commercial litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York

  • California

  • China


  • William & Mary School of Law    J.D., 2014

    • Honors: CALI, Excellence For The Future Award

    • Editor of W&M Journal of Women and the Law

    • Board Member of International Law Society

    • Board Member of Asian Law Student Association

  • Renmin University of China, Master in Law, 2010

    • Honors: First-Class Scholarship (Excellence in academic performance)

    • Member of Civil law Society

  • Tianjin University of Commerce, Dual Bachelors in Law and Economics, 2008                                     

    • Honors: First-Class Scholarship

    • Excellent College Student Award (Excellence in on-campus performance)

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