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Seth R. Gassman

Seth R. Gassman has over a decade of antitrust litigation and regulatory experience, and has represented clients in many different industries over the course of his career, including in manufacturing, transportation, pharmaceuticals and health care.

Seth currently represents victims of domestic and international anticompetitive conduct.  Among his current cases, he is litigating In re Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation, where Hausfeld serves as co-lead counsel representing a certified class of shippers who allege that the nation’s largest freight-shipping railroads conspired to fix rail-freight fuel surcharges, and In re New Jersey Tax Sale Certificates Antitrust Litigation, where the firm serves as co-lead counsel representing a proposed class of New Jersey property owners who – as the result of an alleged bid-rigging scheme that has already led to several criminal guilty pleas – either must pay inflated rates to redeem liens on their property or face foreclosure.

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Education

New York University School of Law, J.D., 2003

University of California, Berkley, B.A., with honors, 1999

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York 

Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Eastern District of Michigan

California

Northern District of California

Affiliations & Memberships

Senior Symposium Editor, New York University School of Law Journal of Legislation and Public Policy

Newman Prize Recipient for article, “Direct Democracy as Cultural Dispute Resolution: The Missing Egalitarianism of Cultural Entrenchment”

Commencement Speaker, University of California at Berkeley, Departmental Graduation 

Publications

Jay L. Himes and Seth R. Gassman, “No Rest{itution} for the Weary: Crime Victims and Treble Damages in Antitrust Cases,” BNA’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report,” November 18, 2011

Michael Hausfeld, Steig Olson & Seth Gassman, “Antitrust Class Actions: Continued Vitality,” Global Competition Review, The Antitrust Review of the Americas, 2008

“Global Enforcement of Anticompetitive Conduct,” presented in Florence, Italy at The Tenth Annual Sedona Conference on Antitrust Law & Litigation: The Globalization of Antitrust Enforcement, September 2008.

Gassman, Seth. “Direct Democracy as Cultural Dispute Resolution: The Missing Egalitarianism of Cultural Entrenchment.” 6 NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy 525 (2002-2003)