Caitlin G. Coslett
Caitlin G. Coslett is a Shareholder at Berger Montague, where she concentrates her practice on complex litigation, including antitrust and mass tort litigation.
Ms. Coslett represents classes of direct purchasers of pharmaceutical drugs who allege that drug manufacturers have violated federal antitrust law by wrongfully keeping less-expensive generic drugs off the market and/or by wrongfully impeding generic competition. Her work on generic suppression cases has contributed to several significant settlements, including in the cases of In re Solodyn (Minocycline Hydrochloride) Antitrust Litigation (for which Ms. Coslett served as Co-Lead Counsel), In re Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation, and In re Skelaxin (Metaxalone) Antitrust Litigation. Ms. Coslett is currently litigating several similar antitrust pharmaceutical cases, such as In re Effexor XR Antitrust Litigation, In re Lamictal Antitrust Litigation, and In re Suboxone (Buprenorphine Hydrochloride and Naloxone) Antitrust Litigation.
Ms. Coslett played a significant role in the post-trial litigation in Cook v. Rockwell International Corporation, a mass tort class action brought on behalf of thousands of property owners near the Rocky Flats nuclear plant in Colorado. The case settled for $375 million following a successful appeal to the Tenth Circuit and, in ruling for the plaintiffs on appeal, then-Judge Neil Gorsuch (who is now a Supreme Court Justice) praised Class Counsel’s successful “judicial jiu jitsu” in litigating the case through the second appeal. Ms. Coslett’s experience litigating antitrust class actions also includes In re CRT Antitrust Litigation, In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation, In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, In re Steel Antitrust Litigation, and In re Urethane [Polyether Polyols] Antitrust Litigation. Ms. Coslett has also served as pro bono counsel for clients referred by the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania and Philly VIP.
Ms. Coslett was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2014-2019. In 2018, Ms. Coslett was honored for “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer” for her work in In re Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation, and she was recently named a “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500 United States 2019 in the Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Plaintiff category.
A Philadelphia native, Ms. Coslett graduated magna cum laude from Haverford College with a B.S. in mathematics and economics and graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law. At NYU School of Law, Ms. Coslett was a Lederman/Milbank Fellow in Law and Economics and an articles selection editor for the NYU Review of Law and Social Change. Prior to law school, she was an economics research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. Ms. Coslett was formerly one of the top 75 rated female chess players in the U.S.
Business and Community Leadership
- Ms. Coslett is a longtime volunteer tournament director with After School Activities Partnerships, organizing chess tournaments for Philadelphia public school students and clubs, including an annual tournament at her alma mater, Haverford college.
- Ms. Coslett also sits on the Board of Directors of AccessMatters.
In the News
- Berger Montague Named Tier 1 Antitrust Law Firm in The Legal 500 United States 2019; Eric L. Cramer, H. Laddie Montague Jr., and Caitlin G. Coslett Win Additional Awards
- H. Laddie Montague Jr. Inducted to American Antitrust Institute’s Inaugural Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame; Caitlin G. Coslett Honored for Outstanding Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer
- Berger Montague Names Sherrie R. Savett the Firm’s First Chairwoman, Promotes Two Attorneys to Shareholder
- Court Grants Final Approval of $375 Million Settlement in Cook v. Rockwell International Corporation
- Appellate Victory for Class in $1B Plutonium Contamination Suit Against Dow Chemical Co. and the Former Rockwell International Corp.