June 01, 2012

Cohen Milstein has, for the fourth year in a row, garnered a spot as a leading plaintiff class action antitrust firm, according to the Legal 500.  The editors write:

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll LLP’s Washington DC and New York offices house its antitrust class action practice, which has built up a solid reputation by exclusively representing plaintiffs in antitrust class actions, having taken on cases challenging price-fixing conspiracies, monopolization schemes and market-allocation agreements, among others.  It continues to act as co-lead counsel for the class of direct purchasers in In re Urethane Antitrust Litigation, with the claimants alleging that they were overcharged owing to a price-fixing and market-allocation conspiracy that ran from 1999 to 2004.  Several defendants have settled:  in May 2011, Huntsman International agreed to pay $33m; BASF’s $51m settlement agreement was filed with the US District Court for the District Court of Kansas in September 2011; and Bayer settled for $55m.  Richard Koffman is recommended.

The Legal 500 series has been published for over twenty years and touts itself as offering the definitive judgement of law firm capabilities.