Chambers and Partners USA (2020) again recognizes Hausfeld and its lawyers in its highest tier
We are very pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has again named Hausfeld to its highest tier, Band 1, for “Antitrust: Plaintiff - USA - Nationwide,” noting that the firm is “a prominent litigation firm, renowned for its abilities representing plaintiffs in multidistrict class action antitrust suits across the country involving a wide variety of antitrust issues including monopolization, price manipulation and price-fixing. Able to deploy a deep bench of trial attorneys with outstanding litigation experience. Acts in matters connected with a diverse array of industry areas including healthcare, manufacturing and banking. Further noted for handling international issues with particular strength in Europe.”
Clients reported to the publication that “Hausfeld is a great partner that makes sure to understand our perspective,” and peers have commended the firm’s “terrific, deep bench.” This year, the publication highlighted the firm’s successful Dental Supplies case, in which the firm represented a class of over 100,000 dentists alleging an illegal group boycott and price-fixing conspiracy against the three largest US distributors of dental supplies. The publication also highlighted the firm’s work on the NFL Sunday Ticket case in which Hausfeld is co-lead, alleging that DIRECTV and NFL teams had conspired to pool broadcast rights to out-of-market games and sell them exclusively through DIRECTV’s Sunday Ticket package, thereby restraining output.
Hausfeld is one of just four law firms ranked in Band 1. Hausfeld’s New York office was also named to Band 1 for “Antitrust: Mainly Plaintiff - New York,” citing the leadership of Scott Martin and Irving Scher.
The publication also recognized five Hausfeld lawyers individually, commending their antitrust expertise:
“Michael Hausfeld is a key player in the antitrust space, skillfully handling prominent class actions, often concerning anticompetitive behavior and price manipulation. Sources report: ‘What sets him apart is his creativity and strategic sense of how to resolve a dispute to satisfy all sides.’”
“Brent Landau expertly handles market manipulation cases in the healthcare space. Sources report that he is an ‘excellent lawyer who is extremely smart and very well respected.’”
“Irving Scher's clients benefit from his decades of experience in the antitrust space and his singular knowledge of the law. A long-time defense-side practitioner, he now provides invaluable advice in plaintiff-side multidistrict class action litigation.”
“Megan Jones deftly represents plaintiffs in significant anticompetitive disputes. She has expertise in cases concerning price fixing and trade restraints.” The publication also noted that "Megan Jones is commended for her expertise in representing corporate plaintiffs in cartel recovery actions. She is further noted for her work leading large class action cases. Sources state that 'Megan is a very good, diligent lawyer who considers the big picture.'"
“Cochair of the antitrust group, Scott Martin lends plaintiff clients his cutting-edge expertise in antitrust litigation honed over years of defense-side representation. He regularly appears in state and federal jury and bench trials in the most complex of matters.”
Chambers and Partners rankings are based on thousands of interviews with leading practitioners and clients from coast to coast. Ranking criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by legal clients.
Hausfeld is a leading global law firm with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Düsseldorf, London, Stockholm, New York, Paris, 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 Europe. For more information about the firm, including recent trial victories and landmark settlements, please visit www.hausfeld.com.