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Samantha Derksen

Samantha is an Associate at Hausfeld in London. Before joining the London office, Samantha was an Associate in Hausfeld’s Washington, DC office, and she is currently involved in both European and US litigation. Samantha is a Dutch national.

In London, Samantha focuses on competition law litigation, including litigation of follow-on cartel damages claims. Amongst other client matters, she represents clients with damages claims arising from a cartel in the European trucks manufacturing industry, and manages such claims filed in the Netherlands.  

In addition, Samantha works on a variety of US cases, including In re Libor-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), a class action lawsuit alleging a global conspiracy by some of the world’s largest financial institutions to manipulate LIBOR. She is also involved in Haff Poultry, Inc. et al. v. Tyson Foods, Inc. et al., Case No. 6:17-cv-00033-RJS (E.D. Okla.), an antitrust case on behalf of a proposed class of broiler chicken growers alleging a nationwide conspiracy among vertically-integrated poultry companies to suppress and maintain compensation for growing services below competitive levels. Previously, Samantha worked on In re Equifax, Inc. Customer Security Data Breach Litig., Case No. 1:17-md-02800-TWT (N.D. GA.), where over 145 million Americans were impacted by the largest data breach in history.

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The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with highest honors, Order of the Coif, 2017 

World Trade Institute, Master of International Law and Economics, summa cum laude, 2009

University College Utrecht, B.A., magna cum laude, 2007 

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Affiliations & Memberships

The George Washington International Law Review (2015-2017)