Firm Profile > Hausfeld LLP > New York, United States

Hausfeld LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10004
United States

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: plaintiff Tier 1

Having established itself rapidly as 'class leaders in the field of plaintiff antitrust enforcement' over the course of little more than a decade since its foundation, Hausfeld LLP recently emphasized its overseas growth strategy with the opening of a Stockholm office. The firm fields an outstanding bench of dedicated antitrust practitioners led by the 'extremely polished' Scott Martin in New York and Bonny Sweeney in San Francisco. Founding chairman Michael Hausfeld's personal practice is located in Washington DC, with his antitrust involvement ranging from monopolization, tie-ins and exclusive dealing to price-fixing cases. Operating out of San Francisco, Megan Jones specializes in recovering damages for companies who are victims of cartels. Washington DC practitioner Brian Ratner represents purchasers in a wide range of sectors including automotive, utility, transportation and financial services. Taking on antitrust violations across the globe, the Washington DC-based Melinda Coolidge represents both Fortune 200 companies and purchaser classes.

Practice head(s):


‘Class leaders in their field of plaintiff antitrust enforcement. Innovative free structures. A pleasure to deal with.’

‘Brian Ratner and Melinda Coolidge are both first class. They are personable, knowledgeable and deliver results.’

‘Best in class for plaintiff antitrust work. Superb attention to detail and very commercial.’

‘Scott Martin is a pleasure to work with. He is extremely polished, an expert in the field and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Very smart, client focused, extremely knowledgable and experienced, and totally dedicated.’

‘Melinda Coolidge and Scott Martin go above and beyond at all hours to provide the best level of customer service. They are always there with an explanation.’

Key clients



Metro AG

PSA Peugeot Citroen SA

Deutsche Bahn AG

Suez Environmental SA


Auto Europe

Hertz Europe

Suffolk County Water Authority

Hausfeld is a leading global law firm with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Düsseldorf, London, Stockholm, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. The firm has a broad range of complex litigation expertise, particularly in antitrust/competition, financial services, sports and entertainment, environmental, mass torts, consumer protection, and human rights matters, often with an international dimension. Hausfeld aims to achieve the best possible results for clients through its practical and commercial approach, avoiding litigation where feasible, yet litigating robustly when necessary. Hausfeld’s extensive experience with alternative and innovative fee models offers clients a diverse menu of engagement options and maximum flexibility in terms of managing their cost exposure. Hausfeld is the only claimants’ firm to be ranked by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as a top tier firm in private enforcement of antitrust/competition law in both the United States and Europe. For more information about the firm, including recent trial victories and landmark settlements, please visit


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 Scott Martin photo Scott Martin Partner and Co-Chair of US Antitrust Practice Group