Global Competition Review's award for Litigation of the Year - Cartel Prosecution, recognizes a case team for creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in a private action for cartel damages. Writing about the Air Cargo US Litigation team's nomination, GCR notes: "The US share of the global air cargo cartel saga drew to a close in 2016, after the final airline defendants reached settlement agreements with plaintiffs on the eve of trial. The class action, which began in 2006, has now resulted in more than $1.2 billion in settlements for companies that bought air freight services from the airlines – a group of defendants that included almost every major air cargo carrier in the world. The final settlements came after a federal judge denied the airlines' motions for summary judgment, paving the way for trial." Hausfeld attorneys that worked on this matter are Michael Hausfeld, Brent Landau, Hilary Scherrer, Melinda Coolidge and Swathi Bojedla.
The award for Lawyer of the Year - Under 40, recognizes a competition lawyer under the age of 40 whose superior technical skill, practical judgement and excellence in client service in 2016 demonstrate that he or she is among the very best in the field. GCR notes in its nomination: "Sathya Gosselin, one of Hausfeld’s youngest partners, has led the firm’s efforts in the NCAA Student-Athlete Name and Likeness Licensing litigation, one of the largest complex antitrust matters in the United States, as well as the Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge litigation."
Winners will be announced at an awards dinner on March 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. For more information on the awards ceremony, please visit here. For access to the full list of nominees and to vote for each category, please visit here. Voting remains open until February 24, 2017.