June 2, 2023
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has been recognized by the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2023) as a “Leading Firm” in four categories:
- Antitrust: Plaintiff – Nationwide
- ERISA Litigation: Plaintiff – Nationwide
- Product Liability & Mass Torts: Plaintiff – Nationwide
- Securities Litigation: Plaintiff – Nationwide
The Chambers USA editorial team’s commentary is set out below.
Antitrust: Plaintiffs – Nationwide
What the team is known for: Accomplished team offering plaintiff representation in major class actions frequently concerning price manipulation and product delays. Particularly adept in managing competition disputes in the finance, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
“The firm has creative and good lawyers.”
Work highlights: Cohen Milstein served as co-lead counsel for consumers in In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation.
ERISA Litigation: Plaintiff – Nationwide
What the team is known for: Highly regarded for its representation of plaintiffs in ERISA class actions. The firm is regularly sought out to represent plan participants and beneficiaries in a range of ERISA claims including breach of fiduciary duty.
“Every lawyer, from senior partner to the most junior associate, is incredibly bright and skilled. They are incredibly responsive and always available.”
“Cohen provides a high level of representation and is very responsive to clients. The team is extremely experienced and well resourced.”
“The lawyers have good judgment, work hard and are diligent.”
“They are amazing at complicated and legally sophisticated class actions.”
“It is one of the leading law firms for plaintiffs in the employee benefits area.”
Work highlights: Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC represented the participants and beneficiaries of the Wells Fargo 401(k) plan in an ERISA class action lawsuit.
Product Liability & Mass Torts: Plaintiff – Nationwide*
What the team is known for: Impressive team with trial experience in mass and personal torts and class actions. Has noted strength in environmental matters and extensive skills dealing with data breach mandates. Counsels clients in matters related to the automotive, consumer and pharmaceutical sectors, including high-profile fraud issues.
“From top to bottom, they are quality lawyers with a deep bench.”
“They are client-driven and their long experience and depth allows them to provide from within, which drives down costs.”
Notable practitioners: Theodore Leopold
*This category reflects the case work of our Complex Tort, Consumer Protection and Public Client practices.
Securities Litigation: Plaintiff – Nationwide
What the team is known for: Established East Coast securities litigation group with a proven track record in complex shareholder derivative suits. Regularly advises institutional investors on major class actions, including RMBS-related matters, and offers additional capabilities in antitrust litigation. Recently played a key role in diversity and harassment related shareholder actions, achieving settlements and reform packages.
Strengths: “They have a very strong ability to litigate and bring the large cases.”
Work highlights: Cohen Milstein co-led a class action alleging collusion on the stock loan market by six prominent investment banks, obtaining an $81 million settlement against Credit Suisse, one of six defendants.
Employment Litigation: Plaintiff – Washington, D.C.
Ranked idividuals: Christine E. Webber
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