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Cohen Milstein Announces New Partners: Christopher J. Bateman, Molly J. Bowen, Brian Corman, Alison Deich, and Eric A. Kafka

Cohen Milstein

January 10, 2023


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WASHINGTON, DC – Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, one of the nation’s leading plaintiffs’ law firms, has named Christopher J. Bateman, Molly J. Bowen, Brian Corman, Alison Deich, and Eric A. Kafka as the firm’s newest partners, effective January 1, 2023.

Christopher J. Bateman, a member of the Antitrust practice, is largely focused on antitrust schemes in the financial markets and is currently engaged in litigation against dozens of Wall Street banks alleging they colluded to manipulate and prevent the modernization of several of the largest financial markets in the world. This includes the $1.7 trillion stock lending market and the Interest Rate Swaps market – both critical to a strong global economy.

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Mr. Bateman was a law clerk for the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Bateman received his B.A., cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 2005. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2014, where he was an Article Selection Editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

Molly J. Bowen, a member of the Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice, played an instrumental role in high-profile shareholder derivative actions against the boards of directors at Alphabet and Pinterest, resulting in historic settlements involving corporate governance reforms and financial commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to address claims of systemic discrimination. Ms. Bowen is presently involved in litigation against Wells Fargo and its violation of federal consent orders following widespread consumer fraud scandals.

Prior to pursuing private practice, Ms. Bowen was a law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Ms. Bowen received her B.A., magna cum laude from Macalester College in 2007. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, graduating first in her class, from Washington University School of Law in 2013, where she served as the Articles Editor for the Washington University Law Review.

Brian Corman, a member of the Civil Rights & Employment practice, helps spearhead the firm’s fair housing litigation efforts, representing fair housing organizations, tenant unions, and those who have been unlawfully denied housing or otherwise discriminated against. He also focuses on employment and wage and hour class actions.

Following law school, Mr. Corman clerked for the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was then a District of Columbia Bar Association Pro Bono Fellow at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Mr. Corman received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University in 2010. Mr. Corman received J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2013, where he was an editor of the California Law Review.

Alison Deich, a member of the Antitrust practice, is engaged in several class actions against some of the largest poultry producers in the United States for their alleged collusion in wage suppression and price fixing. Ms. Deich also plays a principal role in Thompson v. Trump (D.D.C.) which addresses former President Trump’s immunity claims regarding his role in the January 6th insurrection.

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Deich clerked for the Honorable Cornelia Pillard of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She also clerked for the Honorable Katherine Polk Failla of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, as well as the Honorable Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court.

Ms. Deich received her B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Virginia in 2010. Ms. Deich received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2014.

Eric A. Kafka, a member of the Consumer Protection practice, represents plaintiffs in false advertising, data breach, privacy, and product liability class actions. He has a principal role in several high-profile unfair business practices class actions against Facebook involving its alleged inflation of advertising metrics, which are influential to customer purchasing decisions. Mr. Kafka is also leading a false advertising class action against Reckitt Benckiser related to its Woolite laundry detergent products.

Mr. Kafka received his B.A. from Yale University in 2008 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2014.

About Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is a national leader in plaintiff-side class action litigation. As one of the premier law firms in the country handling major complex lawsuits, Cohen Milstein, with more than 100 attorneys, has offices in Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; New York, New York; Philadelphia, PA; Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and Raleigh, NC. For more information about the firm, visit or call (202) 408-4600.