Samantha Derksen

Samantha Derksen

  • Associate
  • Washington, DC
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Samantha is an Associate in Hausfeld’s Washington, DC office. She has also spent a few years in Hausfeld’s London office and has litigation experience in the US, England & Wales, the Netherlands, as well as in international courts.

Samantha’s practice centers on complex litigation seeking justice for individuals, businesses, government entities, and groups that have been wronged. Her practice focusses on antitrust and environmental matters, including climate change litigation. Samantha is involved in a broad range of complex antitrust matters, including award-winning litigation such as In re Broiler Chicken Grower Antitrust Litigation, seeking justice for farmers that raise chickens and have been underpaid as a result of an alleged cartel by large poultry producers, and Dutch cases seeking damages for various businesses and municipalities resulting from the trucks cartel in Europe. Samantha has also worked on complex financial antitrust matters, including In re LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation and In re Foreign Exchange Benchmarks Rates Antitrust Litigation. In the field of climate change, Samantha recently represented Fast Action on Climate to Ensure Intergenerational Justice, a youth-led climate program seeking climate justice for the youth, children, and future generations. Samantha represented the program in their amicus brief and oral argument in the climate change advisory proceedings before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Samantha also has experience in privacy and human rights disputes; she played crucial roles in the US litigation following the massive Equifax data breach and in an English judicial review, challenging a personal protective equipment supply contract worth $83 million entered into by the government during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to working at Hausfeld, Samantha worked in the field of international trade law, litigating State disputes at the World Trade Organization and researching issues relating to the complex interplay of international trade and climate change. 

Working towards a diverse, equitable, and inclusive world is paramount to Samantha who is an active member of our Women's Alliance working group.

In additional to English, Samantha is fluent in Dutch.