May 20, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has been recognized by the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2021) as a “Leading Firm” in three categories:

The Chambers USA editorial team’s commentary is set out below.

Antitrust: Plaintiffs – Nationwide

What the team is known for: Accomplished team offering plaintiff representation in major class actions frequently concerning price manipulation and product delays. Particularly adept in managing competition disputes in the finance, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.

Work highlights: Acted for UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust in long-running litigation that alleged that since the early 2000s, Sutter Health had used anticompetitive contract terms and contracting practices with the major health insurance companies in California to insulate itself from competition and to increase prices.

Ranked Individuals: Kit A. Pierson and Sharon K. Robertson

Product Liability: Plaintiff – Nationwide

What the team is known for: Impressive team with trial experience in mass and personal torts and class actions. Has noted strength in environmental matters and extensive skills dealing with data breach mandates. Counsels clients in matters related to the automotive, consumer and pharmaceutical sectors, including high-profile fraud issues.

Strengths: A source states: “I think the firm is very reputable, professional and thorough.”

Work highlights: Served as co-lead class counsel for Flint, Michigan residents and businesses on a $600 million settlement with the State of Michigan related to a water contamination lawsuit.

Securities Litigation: Plaintiff – Nationwide

What the team is known for: Established East Coast securities litigation group with a proven track record in complex shareholder derivative suits. Regularly advises institutional investors on major class actions, including RMBS-related matters, and offers additional capabilities in antitrust litigation.

Strengths: Sources praise the firm's "highly intelligent and skilled" attorneys. One interviewee highlights the team's "commitment to their clients," adding: "The attorneys are prompt, knowledgeable, and professional." A market observer describes the team as "very constructive dealmakers" who are "thoughtful, practical and levelheaded."

Work highlights: Acted as co-counsel to lead stockholder plaintiffs on derivative litigation against Alphabet. The action was predicated on an alleged culture of sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination at the company, which plaintiffs maintained amounted to a breach of fiduciary duty.