Stephanie Y. Cho
Stephanie is an associate in Hausfeld’s San Francisco office. Her work focuses on antitrust enforcement, class actions, and human rights litigation. Prior to joining Hausfeld, she worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William P. Johnson of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.
Stephanie is fluent in written and spoken Korean.
Stephanie is representing nationwide classes of direct purchasers and end-payers as well as individual victims of torture.
Antitrust / Competition
- In re Diisocyanates Antitrust Litigation – Stephanie represents a class of direct purchaser plaintiffs in this multidistrict litigation located in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Plaintiffs allege price-fixing by the leading manufacturers of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (“MDI”) and toluene diisocyanate (“TDI”), which are chemical components used to make polyurethane plastics. Hausfeld was appointed interim co-lead counsel in this action.
- In re Generic Drugs Antitrust Litigation – Stephanie represents a class of end-payer plaintiffs in this multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Plaintiffs allege that manufacturers and/or distributors of generic drugs engaged in an industry-wide conspiracy to fix prices of generic drugs sold in the United States. The case is in the early stages of discovery.
Civil and Human Rights
- Roy Samathanam, et.al v. Gotabaya Rajapaksa – Stephanie also represents victims of torture in a civil lawsuit against former Defense Secretary of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Through legal doctrines such as command responsibility, agency, and conspiracy, Plaintiffs allege that the defendant violated the Torture Victim Protection Act and California tort law. This case is being litigated in the Central District of California.
- California Independent Compensation Program – Stephanie provides pro bono assistance to victims of clergy abuse in California by advising claimants about the effects of the release they must sign to receive compensation.
Cornell Law School
University of California Berkeley, cum laude
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Affiliations & Memberships
Judicial law clerk to the Honorable William P. Johnson, United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
Editor, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
Cornell Labor Law Clinic