About Meredith & Narine
Joel C. Meredith
Joel Meredith is one of the founding partners of Meredith & Narine. Prior to establishing Meredith & Narine, Mr. Meredith was a shareholder in the firm Meredith Cohen Greenfogel & Skirnick, P.C., with offices in Philadelphia and New York City. Mr. Meredith is a 1969 graduate of Villanova Law School where he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Villanova Law Review.
During more than thirty-five years of trial experience, Mr. Meredith has acted as trial counsel to major corporate defendants and to major corporate plaintiffs in complex litigation. See Channel Home Centers Div. of Grace Retail Corp. v. Grossman, 795 F .2d 291 (3rd Cir. 1986). He has acted, as lead or co-lead counsel in a number of antitrust class actions including, Bagel Inn, Inc. v. All Star Dairies, 539 F. Supp. 107 (D.N.J. 1982); In re Carbon Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 940 (M.D. Fla.); X-Ray Film Antitrust Litigation, No. CV 93 5904 (CPS) (E.D.N.Y.); Potash Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 981 (D.Minn.); In re Commercial Tissue Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1189 (N.D.Fla.) and In re Wholesale Grocery Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2090 (D.Minn.) and has had a substantial role in numerous complex and multidistrict antitrust actions, including: In re Infant Formula Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 878 (N.D. Fla.); Superior Beverage/Glass Container Consolidated Pretrial, Case No. 89 C 5251 (N.D.Ill.); Cumberland Farms, Inc. v. Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc., C.A. No. 87-3717 (E.D. Pa.); In re Chlorine and Caustic Soda Antitrust Litigation, Master File No. 86-5428 (E.D. Pa.); In re Industrial Gas Antitrust Litigation, Civil No. 80 C 3479 (N.D. IlL); and In re Drill Bits Antitrust Litigation, Civil Action No. H-91-627 (S.D. Tx.).
In In re Plywood Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 159 (E.D. La. 1978), Mr. Meredith was one of the plaintiffs' trial counsel who won a jury verdict for plaintiffs on all issues. The verdict was affirmed in its entirety by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the case subsequently settled. He also acted as chief counsel and chief trial counsel to the City of Philadelphia, the State of Michigan, and the State of Michigan class of all governmental entities in In re Cast Iron Pipe Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 71-516 (N.D. Alabama 1973). After ten weeks of trial, the jury could not reach a verdict and the case was subsequently settled.
Mr. Meredith is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a member of the Bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the First, Third, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Krishna B. Narine
Mr. Narine received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1984, and received his law degree from The Georgetown University Law Center in 1987. He is one of the founding partners of Meredith & Narine. Mr. Narine is a former partner at Schiffrin & Barroway, and was the manager of its antitrust department. Before his work with Schiffrin & Barroway, Mr. Narine was a partner at Meredith, Cohen, Greenfogel & Skirnick, P.C., a firm which specialized in complex antitrust litigation. While at Meredith Cohen, Mr. Narine was actively involved in complex antitrust litigation for over thirteen years, and played a prominent role in two of the largest antitrust cases in history:
- In re Nasdaq Market-Makers Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1023 (S.D.N.Y.) (settlement of $1.125 billion); and
- In re Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 94C897 and MDL No. 997 (N.D. Ill.) (settlement of $750 million).
Mr. Narine also has played a prominent role in the following national antitrust class actions: In re Commercial Tissue Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1189 (N.D. Fla.); In re Carbon Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 940 (M.D. Fla.); In re Drill Bits Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. H-91-627 (S.D. Tex); Cumberland Farms, Inc. v. Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc., C.A. No. 87-3717 (E.D.Pa.); In re Vitamins Antirust Litigation, MDL No. 1285 (D.D.C.) and In re Isostatic Graphite Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1857 (E.D. Pa.).
Mr. Narine is Liaison Counsel one of four Co-Lead Counsel of the indirect purchaser action in In Re: Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 08-2002, MDL No. 2002 (E.D.Pa.). Mr. Narine has a prominent role in the indirect purchaser actions in two antitrust class actions pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1682, C.A. No. 05-666 (E.D.Pa.) and In re Plastic Additives Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1684, C.A. No. 05-4157, both of which are among the first indirect purchaser antitrust class actions brought in federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act. In addition, Mr. Narine has litigated class cases in state courts throughout the United States on behalf of indirect purchasers of EPDM (partial settlement of $4.25 million), NBR(partial settlement of $1.3 million) and Neoprene (settlement of $5.6 million) as well as indirect purchaser antitrust class cases in the federal courts. In addition to litigating class actions, Mr. Narine has handled commercial matters including business entity formation, purchases and sales of businesses, and real estate transactions actions.
Mr. Narine is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is additionally admitted to the US District Court for the Middle District of PA, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
He is a member of the African American Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Marc Lamer was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947. He graduated from Widener University School of Law and was admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania in 1976. He has been counseling government contractors for over thirty-five years, representing such contractors in hundreds of cases before federal and state courts, boards of contract appeals, the Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). He is the author of The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide To Working With The Government and a regular speaker at meetings and conferences of government contractors. He is the president of the law firm Kostos & Lamer PC. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.