Brendan Schneiderman is an associate in Cohen Milstein's Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice, where he represents institutional and individual shareholders in derivative lawsuits and securities class actions.

Prior to becoming an associate at Cohen Milstein, Mr. Schneiderman was a Law Fellow at the firm where he worked across practices and was involved in litigating individual and class action cases at the district and appellate levels.

Mr. Schneiderman Is Involved In the following high-profile cases:

  • Chahal v. Credit Suisse Grp. AG, et al. (S.D.N.Y.):  Cohen Milstein is Co-Lead Counsel in this putative securities class action alleging fraud and market manipulation of XIV Exchange Traded Note market.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb CVR Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.): Cohen Milstein is Lead Counsel in this securities class action arising from Bristol Myers’ alleged subversion of the FDA approval process for the cancer therapy Liso-cel for the purpose of avoiding a $6.4 billion payment to holders of contingent value rights (CVRs).

Mr. Schneiderman also has an active pro bono practice. High-profile cases Include:

  • Lewis, et al v. Cain, et al. (M.D. La.): Cohen Milstein represents a certified class of more than 6,000 incarcerated individuals in a lawsuit filed against the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA, the largest maximum-security prison in the country, and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections for deficient and discriminatory medical care in violation of the Eighth Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act.

Mr. Schneiderman received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Pomona College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was the Executive Technical Editor and Article Selection Editor for Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and a member of the People’s Parity Project.

During law school, Mr. Schneiderman participated in several legal internships, including a summer internship at Cohen Milstein.

Prior to pursuing a legal career, Mr. Schneiderman was a consultant at an energy regulatory, economics and advocacy consulting firm.