Kalpish K. Mehta is a Staff Attorney at Cohen Milstein and a member of the Antitrust practice group. In this role, he assists in discovery and evidentiary-related aspects of litigation and deposition preparation.
Mr. Mehta has extensive discovery experience in antitrust class action litigation, including Department of Justice Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission investigations.
Mr. Mehta’s case work in the Antitrust practice group includes the following:
- Sutter Health Antitrust Litigation (Sup. Crt., San Fran. Cty., Cal.): Cohen Milstein is part of a small team of firms representing a certified class of self-funded employers and union trust funds against Sutter Health, a large hospital chain in Northern California, for restraining hospital competition through anticompetitive provider agreements. In October 2019, on the eve of trial, the case settled for $575 million and comprehensive injunctive relief. On March 9, 2021 the Court granted preliminary approval of the $575 million settlement. The final approval hearing is scheduled for July 19, 2021.
- Stock Lending Litigation (S.D.N.Y.): Cohen Milstein and co-counsel filed a putative class action on August 17, 2017 in the Southern District of New York on behalf of Iowa Public Employees Retirement System and other investors, alleging collusion among six of the world’s largest investment banks to prevent modernization of the $1.7 trillion stock loan market. Plaintiffs allege that Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and UBS conspired to overcharge investors and maintain the power they hold over the stock loan market, obstructing multiple efforts to create competitive electronic exchanges and enhance price transparency that would benefit both stock lenders and borrowers.
Mr. Mehta served in the United States Army. Prior to military service, he worked in variety of private practice settings. Mr. Mehta’s litigation experience includes medical malpractice and criminal defense.
Mr. Mehta attended Santa Clara University, graduating cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting. He earned his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.