Justin Kingsolver

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 Associate Washington, D.C.
jkingsolver@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2927
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Justin Kingsolver is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and practices in the Commercial Litigation and Antitrust groups. Justin’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration. He has litigated and arbitrated cases in a wide array of subject areas, including contract disputes with suppliers, antitrust claims, and business torts. Justin regularly advises clients in the health care, transportation, consumer products, and tech industries. Justin’s recent experiences include:

  • Ongoing litigation and arbitration of complex, multibillion dollar reimbursement disputes between health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, and retail pharmacies.
  • Ongoing defense of a major airline in a federal antitrust class action concerning network capacity decisions.
  • Ongoing defense of a global automobile manufacturer in federal, nationwide class actions alleging consumer protection and product liability claims.
  • Ongoing cybercrime enforcement matters against cybercriminals and their state sponsors on behalf of major tech firms.
  • Ongoing defense of a Class I railroad in defense of a multidistrict class action antitrust litigation alleging conspiracy to fix fuel surcharge prices.
  • Successful defense of an Israeli transportation company and its senior executives in a DOJ criminal antitrust investigation.
  • Successful defense of United Airlines in an antitrust litigation against DOJ related to the acquisition of slots at Newark-Liberty International Airport. The case was dismissed.
  • Successful defense of AT&T in a DOJ civil antitrust suit stemming from DirecTV's negotiations over SportsNet LA. The case was dismissed.
  • Representing Humana in a highly publicized merger investigation, and subsequent litigation, relating to its proposed merger with Aetna.
  • Representing an automotive technology company in IP and trade secrets litigation.

Justin devotes a substantial part of his practice to his robust pro bono litigation practice. Recent pro bono matters include:

  • Successful litigation on behalf of seven low-income D.C. residents in suits against landlords to rectify unsafe housing conditions, secure alternative housing, and fend off pretextual eviction attempts.
  • Successful representation of a federal inmate in proceedings before the U.S. Parole Commission, in which we secured parole for our client after he spent more than 32 years in federal prison.
  • Ongoing representation of LGBT asylum applicants from Russia and Venezuela. 

Justin’s other pro bono practice interests include LGBT-rights advocacy, voting rights, and indigent criminal defense. While a summer associate, he assisted two Honduran children seeking asylum in the U.S. during the 2014 DACA immigration crisis.

Before joining the firm, Justin served in the general counsel's office of Gov. Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign and in the Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s international criminal cartel enforcement section. While at Michigan Law, Justin served as the chair of the LGBT affinity group, was active in moot court, and represented a criminal defendant in one of MLS’s appellate advocacy clinics. 

Justin attended Indiana University, where he served as the university’s student body president. While in college, Justin led a coalition of student leaders from across the state to author, advocate for, and secure passage of the Indiana Lifeline Law—a bill signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Illinois, Arizona, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Antitrust Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Chair, Lambda Legal D.C. Young Leadership Council
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Antitrust, Competition, and Consumer Protection Committee of the ABA Forum on Air and Space Law


Speeches & Presentations

  • "When Courts Collide," D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate, 11th Annual Tenant Summit (September 2018). Moderator: Harrison Magy (OTA Attorney Advisor); Panelists: The Hon. Colleen M. Currie (Administrative Law Judge), Dan Clark (Civil Director, Law Students in Court) & Justin Kingsolver.
  • "Antitrust Immunity for Airlines," American Bar Association Antitrust Section Webinar (June 2018). Moderator: Justin Kingsolver; Panelists: Donna Kooperstein (former Chief, Transportation, Energy & Agriculture Section at the DOJ Antitrust Division) & Paul Gretch (former Director, Office of Int’l Aviation at the U.S. Dep’t of Transportation).
  • "The Evolution of Marriage Equality and Employee Benefits Plans," Bloomberg BNA Webinar (August 2014). Panelists: Gayle Skolnik, Megan Hladilek & Justin Kingsolver.


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