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Samantha Derksen

Samantha is an associate at Hausfeld’s Washington, DC office. Her decision to join Hausfeld was based on her desire to join a firm that both provides excellent representation to its clients, and strives to make positive changes in society. At Hausfeld, Samantha works on a variety of cases, including In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, 13-7789 (S.D.N.Y.), a class action alleging a conspiracy to fix the prices of foreign exchange instruments among some of the largest banks in the world. As co-lead counsel in that case, Hausfeld has overcome two motions to dismiss, and has secured more than $2.3 billion in settlements. Samantha 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. Finally, Samantha is engaged in In re Volkswagen “Clean” Diesel Litigation, where Hausfeld represents individual plaintiffs and consumer groups in their claims against Volkswagen’s “clean diesel” fraud. 

Samantha graduated from The George Washington University Law School with highest honors. While in law school, she represented clients facing cyber violence as a member of the International Human Rights Clinic. She also participated in various pro bono projects and externships in the fields of animal welfare, endangered species, and wrongful convictions. Finally, Samantha was a member of The George Washington International Law Review.

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Competition Disputes

Samantha has played a central role in the legal teams involved in groundbreaking litigation:

  • Trucks cartel related litigation – Claims filed in the Netherlands on behalf of European truck purchasers that suffered damages as a result of the trucks cartel.
  • Re Libor-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation - A class action lawsuit alleging a global conspiracy by some of the world’s largest financial institutions to manipulate LIBOR.
  • 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.

Data Breach & Privacy

While in Hausfeld’s Washington DC office, Samantha worked on:

  • Re Equifax, Inc. Customer Security Data Breach Litig., Case No. 1:17-md-02800-TWT (N.D. GA.) - A privacy dispute related to the largest data breach in history where over 145 million Americans were impacted.

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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 

Anwaltszulassung

District of Columbia

Zugehörigkeiten & Mitgliedschaften

The George Washington International Law Review (2015-2017)

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