Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll, PLLC

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Firm Details

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:  

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

Antitrust Contacts: Benjamin D. Brown: [email protected] and Brent W. Johnson:[email protected]

Civil Rights & Employment:  

  • Breen v. Dept. of Transportation (D.D.C.): $43.8 million settlement in age discrimination case against the Federal Aviation Administration and DOT
  • 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

Civil Rights & Employment Contact: Joseph M. Sellers: [email protected]

Complex Tort Litigation:  

  • Flint Water Crisis Class Action (E.D. Mich.): $641.25 million settlement in “conscience shocking” environmental toxic tort class action
  • 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

Complex Tort Contacts: Theodore J. Leopold: [email protected] and Leslie M. Kroeger: [email protected]

Consumer Protection:  

  • 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
  • LLE One, LLC v. Facebook (N.D. Cal.): $40 million settlement in advertising metrics unfair business class action

Consumer Protection Contacts: Theodore J. Leopold: [email protected] and Victoria S. Nugent: [email protected]

Employee Benefits / ERISA:  

  • 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

Employee Benefits/ERISA contact: Michelle C. Yau: [email protected]

Human Rights:  

  • 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

Human Rights Contact: Agnieszka Fryszman: [email protected]

Public Client:  

  • Moody’s Credit Rating Agency Litigation: $864 million consumer fraud settlement on behalf of state Attorneys General
  • Standard & Poor’s Litigation: $1.375 billion consumer fraud settlement on behalf of state Attorneys General

Public Client Contacts: Betsy A. Miller: [email protected] 

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection:  

  • Alphabet Shareholder Derivative Litigation (Santa Clara Cnty., Cal.): $310 million settlement, including sweeping corporate governance reforms
  • Wynn Resorts Shareholder Derivative Litigation (Clark Cnty., Nev.): $90 million settlement, including landmark corporate governance reforms
  • 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

Securities Litigation & Investor Protection Contacts: Steven J. Toll: [email protected]tein.com and Julie G. Reiser: [email protected]

Whistleblower/False Claims Act:  

  • USA, Kieff v. Wyeth (D. Mass.): $784.6 million qui tam settlement to the U.S. government and 35 states

Whistleblower/FCA Contacts: Jeanne A. Markey: [email protected] and Gary L. Azorsky: [email protected]

Offices

Chicago, IL

New York, NY

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Philadelphia, PA

Raleigh, NC

Washington, DC

USA

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Antitrust: Plaintiff
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Product Liability: Plaintiffs
Band 3
Securities: Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff
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New York

Antitrust: Mainly Plaintiff


Sharon Robertson
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USA - Nationwide

Antitrust: Plaintiff


Kit Pierson
Band 2
Sharon Robertson
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