Firm at a Glance

$36B+ Settlements & Verdicts
50 Years of high profile cases
65+ Attorneys protecting your rights
2x Named “Trial Lawyer of the Year”
50 States in which the Firm has successfully litigated cases

LANDMARK LITIGATION

Provigil Antitrust Litigation

Provigil Antitrust Litigation

$512 MILLION

$512 million recovered for purchasers of Provigil who were forced to overpay for prescription medication due to antitrust violations

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Holocaust Survivors Litigation

Holocaust Survivors Litigation

$5.75 BILLION

$5.75 billion recovered for Holocaust survivors in cases against German companies and Swiss banks

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation

$507.5 MILLION

$507.5 million recovered for victims of the Exxon Valdez oil spill (set by U.S. Supreme Court following a $4 billion jury verdict)

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Rocky Flats Litigation

Rocky Flats Litigation

$375 MILLION

$375 million recovered for homeowners whose homes were contaminated with plutonium from the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons site in Colorado

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Provigil Antitrust Litigation

Provigil Antitrust Litigation

$512 MILLION

$512 million recovered for purchasers of Provigil who were forced to overpay for prescription medication due to antitrust violations

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Holocaust Survivors Litigation

Holocaust Survivors Litigation

$5.75 BILLION

$5.75 billion recovered for Holocaust survivors in cases against German companies and Swiss banks

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation

$507.5 MILLION

$507.5 million recovered for victims of the Exxon Valdez oil spill (set by U.S. Supreme Court following a $4 billion jury verdict)

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Rocky Flats Litigation

Rocky Flats Litigation

$375 MILLION

$375 million recovered for homeowners whose homes were contaminated with plutonium from the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons site in Colorado

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Judicial Testimonials

I do want to compliment all counsel for how they litigated this case in a thoroughly professional manner. All parties were zealously represented in the highest ideals of the profession, legitimately and professionally, and not the usual acrimony we see in these cases…I commend the parties and their counsel for a very workmanlike professional effort.

Judge Joel Schneider

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Transcript of the September 10, 2020 Final Fairness Hearing in Somogyi, et al. v. Freedom Mortgage Corp.

The degree to which you all litigated the case is — you know, I can’t imagine attorneys litigating a case more rigorously than you all did in this case. It seems like every conceivable, legitimate, substantive dispute that could have been fought over was fought over to the max. So you, both sides, I think litigated the case as vigorously as any group of attorneys could. The level of representation of all parties in terms of the sophistication of counsel was, in my view, of the highest levels. I can’t imagine a case in which there was really a higher quality of representation across the board than this one.

Judge William E. Smith

U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Transcript of the August 27, 2020 Hearing in In re Loestrin 24 Fe Antitrust Litigation, No. 13-md-02472 (D.R.I.)

Class Counsel has without question done a tremendous job in litigating this case.  They represent some of the best plaintiff-side antitrust groups in the country, and the size and skill of the defense they litigated against cannot be overstated.  They have also demonstrated the utmost professionalism despite the demands of the extreme perseverance that this case has required…

Judge Margo K. Brodie

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:05-md-01720 (E.D.N.Y. 2019) (Mem. & Order).

This is a substantial recovery that has the deterrent effect that class actions are supposed to have, and I think it was done because we had really good Plaintiffs’ lawyers in this case who were running it.

Judge Brian M. Cogan

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Transcript of June 24, 2019 Fairness Hearing, In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation, No. 16-cv-696 (E.D.N.Y.)

[C]ounsel…for direct action plaintiffs have done an outstanding job here with representing the class, and I thought your briefing was always very on point. I thought the presentation of the very contentious issues on the class action motion was very well done, it was very well briefed, it was well argued.

Judge Michael M. Baylson

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Transcript of the June 28, 2018 Hearing in In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation, No. MD-13-2437 at 11:6-11

You are extraordinarily impressive. And I thank you for being here, and for your candid, non-evasive response to every question I have. I was extremely skeptical at the outset of this morning. You have allayed all of my concerns and have persuaded me that this is an important issue, and that you have done a great service to the class. And for that reason, I am going to approve your settlement in all respects, including the motion for attorneys’ fees. And I congratulate you on your excellent work.

Judge Harold E. Kahn

Superior Court of California County of San Francisco

Transcript of the November 7, 2017 Hearing in Loretta Nesbitt v. Postmates, Inc., No. CGC-15-547146

I just want to thank you for an outstanding presentation. I don’t say that lightly . . . it’s not lost on me at all when lawyers come very, very prepared. And really, your clients should be very proud to have such fine lawyering. I don’t see lawyering like this every day in the federal courts, and I am very grateful. And I appreciate the time and the effort you put in, not only to the merits, but the respect you’ve shown for each other, the respect you’ve shown for the Court, the staff, and the time constraints. And as I tell my law clerks all the time, good lawyers don’t fight, good lawyers advocate. And I really appreciate that more than I can express.

Judge Madeline Cox Arleo

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Transcript of the September 9 to 11, 2015 Daubert Hearing in Castro v. Sanofi Pasteur, No. 11-cv-07178 (D.N.J.) at 658:14-659:4.

…the Court would be remiss if it did not commend class counsel and all those who worked for firms representing the thousands of current and former employees of Kodak for the outstanding job they did in representing the interests of their clients…Their legal work in an extraordinarily complex case was exemplary, their tireless commitment to seeking justice for their clients was unparalleled and their conduct as officers of the court was beyond reproach.

Judge Jonathan W. Feldman

United States Magistrate Judge

Employees Committed For Justice v. Eastman Kodak (W.D.N.Y. 2010) (Mem. & Order).

Class Counsel provided extraordinarily high-quality representation. This case raised a number of unique and complex legal issues…The law firms of Berger Montague and Coughlin Stoia were indefatigable. They represented the Class with a high degree of professionalism, and vigorously litigated every issue against some of the ablest lawyers in the antitrust defense bar.

Judge William H. Pauley, III

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

In re Currency Conversion Fee Antitrust Litigation, 263 F.R.D. 110, 129 (2009).

[W]e sitting here don’t always get to see such fine lawyering, and it’s really wonderful for me both to have tough issues and smart lawyers…I want to congratulate all of you for the really hard work you put into this, the way you presented the issues…On behalf of the entire federal judiciary I want to thank you for the kind of lawyering we wish everybody would do.

Judge Faith S. Hochberg

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

In re Remeron Antitrust Litig., Civ. No. 02-2007 (Nov. 2, 2005).

Co-lead counsel…here were extraordinarily deft and efficient in handling this most complex matter…they were at least eighteen months ahead of the United States Department of Justice in ferreting out the conduct that ultimately resulted in the write down of over $1.6 billion in previously reported Rite Aid earnings. In short, it would be hard to equal the skill class counsel demonstrated here.

Judge Stewart Dalzell

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

In re Rite Aid Corp. Securities Litigation, 269 F. Supp. 2d 603, 605, n.1, 611 (E.D. Pa. 2003).

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