Working lunch with Michael Hausfeld
The announcement of Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll PLLC’s move to London created a wave of publicity for the firm (see for example this previous post and here for subsequent WV&Z posts that mention the firm). Now that it has been established here, it seems the second wave is in the works.
The daytime BBC programme Working Lunch recently interviewed Michael D. Hausfeld, a name partner of the firm, in a segment called ‘American Import’. (See the video here, or alternatively here.) As Cohen Milstein notes on its website, the segment discusses the “potential role of US plaintiffs’ law firms in European class actions” as well as, among other things, the benefits of the class action as a mechanism of dealing with a large number of similar complaints.
Yesterday, the Sunday Times, under the headline ‘US class action star targets UK’, published an ‘exclusive interview’ with him, with details of a number of cases the firm has litigated or is currently litigating: “He is already understood to be lining up huge British-based class-action lawsuits based on cases under way in the US.”
What’s more: Also see The Times’ - the Sunday Times’ sister publication - The Water Cooler which reports on the buzz in legal circles, on the firm’s search for City partners to occupy its new office.