40 years in legal administration services.



millions and millions

of claims administered over the last 40 years

Rust is a recognized leader in class action settlement administration
with decades of experience handling some of the largest and most
complex cases in history. Discover how we can help you, who will help
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18YEARS  FOCUSED ON ADMINISTRATION OF
CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENTS AND
REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS


EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS 


B.S., Management Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota
CPA 


Kim Schmidt, a senior vice president at Rust Consulting, leads Rust’s government services practice area and has a depth of experience in consumer  finance, insurance and healthcare matters. Schmidt has 18 years of experience consulting with counsel, economic experts, and independent distribution consultants and overseeing administration for class action settlement and regulatory enforcement action. 

Since joining Rust in 1999, Schmidt has worked on all aspects of more than 500 settlements. Her experience informs Schmidt’s current role: providing consultative expertise to clients seeking to accomplish critical settlement objectives through innovative and customized administration strategies. 

Engagements that Rust has successfully administered under Schmidt’s leadership include the LiPuma v. American Express settlement, the MetLife insurance settlement, the $445 million HealthSouth joint private and Securities and Exchange Commission actions, and the Attorneys General and Class E-book settlements. Schmidt further oversees services provided for federal agencies including the Dept. of Justice, the Dept. of Labor, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. 


THOUGHT LEADERSHIP 


Co-author, “ERISA Settlements: Planning for Success,” What We've Noticed, August 2017 

Co-author, “National Mortgage Settlement Distribution Summary Report,” April 2014 

Panelist, “21st Century Settlements -- How to Get the Most Back to the Consumer,” National Association of Attorneys General: Antitrust Litigation Training Seminar, Hartford, CT, September 25-27, 2013 

Frequent CLE presentations

OTHER RUST LEADERS

          
David Holland

   Paul Vogel

     
 Robert Beedie

  Eric Bishop

     
Tiffaney Janowicz

  James Parks 

     
Jonathan Paul

  Kendall Zylstra

     
Justin Parks

  Teri Thompson