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Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll, LLP

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Managing Partner: Steven J. Toll
Number of partners: 35  Number of lawyers: 100
Languages: English

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Cohen Milstein is recognized as a premier plaintiffs’ law firm in the United States, handling major, complex litigation and class actions. The firm represents individuals, institutional investors, whistleblowers, small businesses, and other entities in lawsuits that have raised significant, challenging, and often novel legal issues. The firm specializes in holding large corporations accountable for their misconduct.
With more than 100 attorneys in six offices across the United States, Cohen Milstein is one of the largest and most diversified plaintiffs’ firms in the country.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: 
• Antitrust
• Civil Rights & Employment
• Complex Tort Litigation
• Consumer Protection
• Employee Benefits / ERISA
• Ethics and Fiduciary Counseling
• Human Rights
• Public Client
• Securities Litigation & Investor Protection
• Whistleblower / False Claims Act

Antitrust:
Contacts:
Benjamin D. Brown and Brent W. Johnson
Emails:
[email protected] and [email protected]
• Sutter Health Antitrust Litigation (San Fran. Cty., Cal.): $575 million settlement in healthcare anticompetition class action
• Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.): $104.75 million settlement in novel “pay-for-delay” pharmaceutical anticompetition class action
• Animation Workers Litigation (N.D. Cal.): $168.5 million in total settlements in novel “no-poach” pay suppression class action
• Urethane Antitrust Litigation (D. Kan.): $974 million in total settlements against Dow Chemicals and others in price-fixing conspiracy litigation
• Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.): $560 million in total settlements on behalf of e-book consumers and 33 state Attorneys General

Civil Rights & Employment:
Contact:
Joseph M. Sellers
Email: [email protected]
• Nat. Association of the Deaf v. Harvard & MIT (D. Mass.): Settled two precedent-setting ADA class actions against Harvard and MIT
• Keepseagle v. Vilsack (D.D.C.): $780 million settlement in race discrimination class action against USDA
• Jock v. Sterling Jewelers (AAA; S.D.N.Y.): Litigating Title VII and Equal Pay Act class action on behalf of 69,000 women

Complex Tort Litigation
Contacts:
Theodore J. Leopold and Leslie M. Kroeger
Emails: [email protected] and [email protected]
• Flint Water Crisis Class Action (E.D. Mich.): Litigating nationally significant environmental toxic tort class action on behalf of Flint, MI residents
• Relvas v. Republic of Iran (D.D.C.): $920 million settlement for families of military service members killed/ injured in 1983 Beirut barracks bombings
• Mincey v. Honda Motor Company (Duval Cty, Fla.) Resolved closely-watched personal injury lawsuit against Takata. Discovery aided DOJ’s Takata airbag recall

Consumer Protection:
Contacts:
Theodore J. Leopold and Andrew N. Friedman
Emails: [email protected] and [email protected]
• Anthem Data Breach Litigation (N.D. Cal.): $115 million settlement in massive nationwide data breach class action
• Caterpillar Engine Products Liability Litigation (D.N.J.): $60 million settlement in product design failure class action
• Khoday v. Symantec (D. Minn.): $60 million all-cash settlement in false advertising class action
• Lumber Liquidators Products Liability Litigation (E.D. Va.): $36 million settlement in nationwide false advertising class action

Employee Benefits / ERISA:
Contact:
Karen L. Handorf
Email: [email protected]
• Providence Health Services Church Plan Litigation (W.D. Wash.): $315.9 million settlement for improperly operating under the ERISA “church plan” exemption
• Bon Secours Health System Church Litigation (D. Md.): $102 million settlement for improperly operating under the ERISA “church plan” exemption
• SunTrust Banks Inc. ERISA Litigation (N.D. Ga.): $29 million settlement in a proprietary fee ERISA class action

Human Rights:
Contact:
Agnieszka Fryszman
Email: [email protected]
• Ali Ahmed v. Bush (D.D.C.): Landmark result in Guantanamo Bay detainee habeas corpus proceeding
• Doe v. CNA (U.S. DOL): Successfully litigated Iraqi-translator death benefits lawsuit
• Sorihin v. Sea Queen II (N.D. Cal.): Precedent-setting human trafficking and slavery settlement against the fishing industry

Public Client:
Contacts:
Betsy A. Miller and Victoria S. Nugent
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]
• Moody’s Credit Rating Agency Litigation: $864 million consumer fraud settlement on behalf of state Attorneys General
• Stardard & Poor’s Litigation: $1.375 billion consumer fraud settlement on behalf of state Attorneys General

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection:
Contacts:
Steven J. Toll and Julie G. Reiser
Emails: [email protected] and [email protected]
• Wynn Resorts Derivative Litigation (Clark Cnty., Nev.): $90 million settlement, including landmark corporate governance reforms
• NJ Carpenters Health Fund v. Royal Bank of Scotland (S.D.N.Y.): $165 million all-cash settlement in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) class action
• BP Securities Litigation (S.D. Tex.): $175 million settlement in Deepwater Horizon oil spill securities class action
• Harman International Industries Securities Litigation (D.D.C): Precedent-setting settlement, placing limits on safe harbor forward-looking statements

Whistleblower/False Claims Act:
Contacts:
Jeanne A. Markey and Gary L. Azorsky
Emails:
[email protected] and [email protected]
• USA, Kieff v. Wyeth (D. Mass.): $784.6 million qui tam settlement to the U.S. government and 35 states 

OFFICES:
• Washington, DC
• Chicago, IL
• New York, NY
• Palm Beach Gardens, FL
• Philadelphia, PA
• Raleigh, NC