Sathya S. Gosselin

Sathya S. Gosselin

  • Partner
  • Washington, DC


Sathya is an acclaimed high-stakes litigator with nearly two decades of experience in antitrust, commercial, and sports and entertainment litigation. He advises a diverse roster of clients across numerous industries, helping each navigate complex litigation and achieve dispute resolution. Sathya prides himself on his hands-on approach to litigation, working with select teams to secure favorable results at the trial and appellate levels and deliver outstanding client service.

Sathya is known for his “adept skill set,” “penchant for high-stakes litigation,” and “close attention to detail” (Law360). The Legal 500 has recommended Sathya as a “star” who “works on the most complex cases brilliantly.” Lawdragon consistently ranks Sathya among the top 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in the United States. Sathya’s litigation achievements on behalf of clients have also earned him numerous awards, including “Litigation of the Year” (Global Competition Review); “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice” (American Antitrust Institute); “Legal Lion” (Law360); and finalist for “Lawyer of the Year” (Global Competition Review).

Among his notable representations, Sathya scored a historic victory at trial and on appeal for college athletes in the landmark O’Bannon v. NCAA antitrust litigation, which resulted in permanent injunctive relief and billions of dollars in benefits (in perpetuity) for college athletes. The O’Bannon litigation sparked a national dialogue about equity in college sports that continues to this day.

Leading newspapers and media outlets frequently call on Sathya for his expertise in complex litigation, antitrust law, and sports law, and he has been featured in the New York Times, Bloomberg, USA Today, Reuters, Sports Illustrated, Sports Business Journal, Railway Age, Business Insider, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Al Jazeera America, and Law360, among other publications.

Sathya has also served as an adjunct law professor at The George Washington University Law School and has delivered guest lectures at Yale Law School and The University of Oregon School of Law. He is a frequent speaker at American Bar Association meetings, academic symposia, and antitrust gatherings.

At Hausfeld, Sathya serves as the firm’s Conflicts and Compliance partner in addition to managing the firm’s marketing efforts (US) and overseeing professional development programs for attorneys.  He is also a member of the firm’s Global Business Development and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committees. Working towards a diverse, equitable, and inclusive world is paramount for Sathya, who is an active member of our Disability Rights working group.


Representative clients include:

  • Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
  • CRH Americas
  • Denver Film Society
  • Ed O’Bannon
  • Lotte Global Logistics
  • Peabody Energy
  • PepsiCo
  • Run Gum
  • Sims Metal Management
  • The Avalon Theatre
  • Trammo



Sathya is a 'young star,' who 'works on the most complex cases brilliantly.'

Legal 500 US, 2017

Sathya has an 'adept skill set,' a 'penchant for high-stakes litigation,' and 'close attention to detail.'

Law360, 2014