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Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, and Global Competition Review Laud Hausfeld in Competition Law

Related Lawyers: Michael D. Hausfeld, Irving Scher, Scott Martin, Anthony Maton, Laurent Geelhand, William P. Butterfield, Hilary K. Scherrer, Brian A. Ratner, Timothy S. Kearns, Megan E. Jones, Sathya S. Gosselin, Reena A. Gambhir, Melinda R. Coolidge
Related Practice Areas: Antitrust / Competition

In the United States, Chambers & Partners has named Hausfeld to its “Band 1” in Antitrust: Plaintiffs – Nationwide. Hausfeld is one of just three firms to be recognized by Chambers in that highest tier. The Legal 500 has also recognized Hausfeld in their Top Tier in Antitrust- Civil Litigation/Class Actions. Meanwhile, in Europe, the Global Competition Review has rated Hausfeld as the only "Elite" firm among the EU claimants’ competition bar.

Chambers & Partners U.S. Rankings

Chambers & Partners has ranked Hausfeld as Band 1 firms in Antitrust: Plaintiffs – Nationwide. Hausfeld is one of just three firms to be recognized in the top tier by Chambers.

The publication notes: Hausfeld "“really stand[s] out as one of the most active players in the market,” and that it is “in a class of its own”.

Notable practitioners highlighted by Chambers are Chairman Michael Hausfeld as Band 1 in Antitrust, described as “the best plaintiff lawyer of his generation”, as well as Senior Counsel Irving Scher, who was named a senior statesman for Antitrust in New York and on the national level (“both in and beyond the New York antitrust Bar”). Hausfeld Partner Scott Martin was also ranked individually.

For access to the full rankings, please visit here.

Legal 500 U.S. Rankings

For the eighth consecutive year, the Legal 500 has selected Hausfeld as a first tier firm in the United States in the category of Antitrust. The publication has also recognized Hausfeld partners Michael Hausfeld, Brian Ratner, and Megan Jones as among their "Leading Lawyers." Hausfeld partner Reena Gambhir has been honored as one of just ten "Next Generation Lawyers" in Antitrust Nationwide. And Hausfeld partners Michael Hausfeld, Brian Ratner, Megan Jones, Hillary Scherrer, Reena Gambhir, Sathya Gosselin, Timothy Kearns and Melinda Coolidge were further recommended by the publication.

The Legal 500 reports: "Hausfeld, which ‘commits extensive resources to the most difficult cases’, is widely hailed as one of the few market-leading plaintiff firms." And Chairman Michael D. Hausfeld is ‘the unquestionable dean of the antitrust bar." 

For more information on these rankings, please visit here.

Global Competition Review EU Clamaints' Competition Bar Rankings

Hausfeld's practice in Europe has also been rated by Global Competition Review as the only firm to be in the "Elite" category among the EU claimants' competition bar.

GCR writes: "Hausfeld stands out for the breadth of its practice within its exclusive focus on plaintiff litigation. The US-based firm is well established and busy in the UK, Netherlands and Germany, while also maintaining a presence in other less active jurisdictions. With European offices in London, Brussels, Berlin and Dusseldorf as of February 2017, Hausfeld offers its clients the ability to forum shop to an unusual extent.

A substantial number of Hausfeld’s cases are not yet in the public domain, but those that are constitute some of the most significant ongoing cases in the European claimants’ bar. Co-headed by Anthony Maton in London, Laurent Geelhand in Brussels and Christopher Rother in Berlin, the firm frequently acts as a continent-wide private claims consultant for companies with a global span . . .

Hausfeld’s dedication and innovation place it on the cutting edge of damages litigation in Europe . . . ."

For access to the full publication, please visit here.


Hausfeld is a leading global law firm with offices in Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Dusseldorf, London, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. The firm has a broad range of complex litigation expertise, particularly in antitrust/competition, financial services, sports and entertainment, environmental, mass torts, consumer protection, and human rights matters, often with an international dimension. Hausfeld aims to achieve the best possible results for clients through its practical and commercial approach, avoiding litigation where feasible, yet litigating robustly when necessary. Hausfeld’s extensive experience with alternative and innovative fee models offers clients a diverse menu of engagement options and maximum flexibility in terms of managing their cost exposure.

Hausfeld is the only claimants firm to be ranked by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as a top tier firm in private enforcement of antitrust/competition law in both the United States and the United Kingdom. For more information about the firm, including recent trial victories and landmark settlements, please visit:

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