Norhan Bassiouny is an associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice, where she represents institutional and individual shareholders in derivative lawsuits and securities class actions. 

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Bassiouny was a litigation associate at a highly regarded international defense law firm.

Ms. Bassiouny is involved in the following notable matters:

  • Pluralsight, Inc. Securities Litigation (D. Utah): Cohen Milstein is Lead Counsel in this securities class action against Pluralsight, Inc, a provider of cloud-based and video training courses. The case alleges that Pluralsight and its senior officers misrepresented and omitted material information from investors concerning the company’s sales force, which impacted its billings growth, before a $37 million stock cash-out by Pluralsight insiders on the open market and in an over $450 secondary public offering orchestrated by those insiders.
  • Bayer Securities Litigation (N.D. Cal.): Cohen Milstein is Lead Counsel in this securities class action, in which Plaintiffs allege that in connection with its $63 billion acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer misrepresented the extent of its due diligence on Monsanto’s flagship product, the herbicide Roundup, and the risks posed by the toxic tort cases known as the Roundup litigation. Bayer investors incurred significant losses after bellwether jury trials in toxic tort cases repeatedly found in favor of the plaintiffs against Monsanto, leading to jury awards totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Ultimately, a global settlement of the Roundup litigation was announced for upwards of $10.9 billion, which was then rejected in part.
  • In re Wells Fargo & Company Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.): Cohen Milstein is Co-Lead Counsel, representing Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi and the State of Rhode Island, Office of the General Treasurer, in this putative securities class action. Plaintiffs allege that, in the wake of a widespread consumer banking scandal, Wells Fargo misrepresented its compliance with numerous federal consent orders and the timing of removal of an unprecedented asset cap.

Ms. Bassiouny earned her BS. from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business. She earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and was a member of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.

Prior to pursuing a career in law, Ms. Bassiouny was a financial analyst.