Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, one of the nation’s largest plaintiffs’ firms and a leader in complex class action litigation, has named S. Douglas Bunch and David A. Young as the Firm's newest partners.
“During their years with the firm, Doug Bunch and David Young have shown dedication to Cohen Milstein’s mission and uncompromising commitment to their work,” said Cohen Milstein Managing Partner Steven J. Toll. “In their respective practice groups — Securities Fraud and Antitrust – Doug and David have played significant roles in litigating high-profile cases against major corporations that resulted in justice and substantial damages awards for our clients.”
Bunch, who joined Cohen Milstein's Securities Fraud/Investor Protection practice group in 2006, has litigated multiple high-profile securities class actions, including on behalf of investors in residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS) that were deceptively issued or underwritten by major financial institutions including Countrywide, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, and WaMu, whose fraudulent practices precipitated the nation’s 2008 financial crisis. Bunch has also helped litigate, and ultimately obtain substantial recoveries for investors in, securities class actions against MF Global, Oppenheimer, ITT, and other major companies. Bunch has helped litigate cases that have resulted in recoveries for investors of more than $1.4 billion.
Bunch is a graduate of the William & Mary School of Law. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he graduated summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Classical Studies. He also holds a Master’s degree in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Bunch is the Co-Founder and Chairman of nonprofit Global Playground, which helps educate countless children worldwide, and is actively involved in several other nonprofit endeavors.
Young, who joined Cohen Milstein's Antitrust practice group in 2010, has extensive experience in complex antitrust litigation, class actions, federal False Claims Act (FCA) litigation, and appeals. With this expertise, Young represents businesses and individuals in federal and state civil cases, with a focus on multi-district antitrust class actions. He has worked on antitrust issues in numerous industries, including pharmaceuticals, financial services, financial derivatives, and PC microprocessors. Young has also represented whistleblower relators in federal FCA litigation. He is currently active in litigation alleging price fixing in the paper-faced wallboard and auto parts industries, among others.
Young graduated from Bridgewater College with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and from Harvard Law School, where he served as an Executive Editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He also represented clients in disability and discrimination cases as a member of Harvard’s clinical programs, worked as a research assistant for Harvard Professor Christine Jolls, and volunteered as a summer legal intern at the Whitman-Walker Clinic in Washington, D.C.
Bunch and Young have also both been recognized by Super Lawyers for the past two years as "Washington, D.C. Rising Stars.”