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Competition - Plaintiff 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Warren Burns is acclaimed for his competition plaintiff expertise and his substantial experience in price fixing class actions and monopolisation issues.


Warren Burns is making his mark in complex commercial litigation across the United States and abroad, with a leading role in prosecuting a number of high-profile antitrust and class action cases.

Since founding the firm of Burns Charest LLP in 2015, he leads a growing and dynamic team of trial lawyers with offices in Dallas and New Orleans. Burns is licensed in New York, Texas and the United States Virgin Islands.

Burns goes where the fight is hottest. From trying the first mortgage meltdown case to a nine-figure verdict to taking on pharmaceutical giants for fleecing consumers over drug prices, his cases are often in the headlines and make for must-watch litigation.

He is now leading the charge in cases involving claims against Germany’s major automobile manufacturers for price fixing, allegations that the nation’s four major airlines conspired to restrict capacity in order to increase profits, and against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of women who used the company’s talcum-based baby powder and developed ovarian cancer. 

When not representing consumers in large class and mass actions, Burns is also a go-to trial lawyer for major companies with hard-to-fix problems, including litigation involving unlawful competition, accounting malpractice, securities fraud and breach of contract. That work has included most recently representing business enterprises in suits against competitors, royalty disputes involving oil and gas leases, and a minority-shareholder oppression.

Burns is an active member of the Dallas Bar Association and the American Bar Association, where he previously served on the organisation’s steering committee for international litigation. Burns is also an elected member of the American Law Institute, the leading independent organisation in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernise and otherwise improve the law.

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