District of Columbia

888 16th Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
District of Columbia

+1 202 540 7200

+1 202 540 7201

Hausfeld is a leading global law firm that clients trust with their most complex legal disputes and competition matters. In the last decade, Hausfeld attorneys have won landmark trials, negotiated complex settlements among dozens of defendants, and recovered billions of dollars for clients both in and out of court. Renowned for skillful prosecution and resolution of complex and class-action litigation, Hausfeld is the only claimants’ firm to be ranked in the top tier in private enforcement of antitrust/competition law in both the United States and the United Kingdom by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Our German office was also ranked by The Legal 500 for general competition law.


Unmatched Global Resources:
The firm combines its U.S. offices on both coasts and vibrant European presence with a broad and deep network around the globe to offer clients the ability to seek redress or confront disputes in every corner of the world and across every industry. From our locations in Washington, D.C., Boston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Düsseldorf, Stockholm, and London, Hausfeld’s 120+ lawyers contribute to the development of law in the following practice areas:

  • Antitrust/Competition
  • Antitrust Counseling and Compliance
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Commercial Contingency
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Deceptive Business Practices and Consumer Protection
  • E-Discovery
  • Environmental Threats
  • Financial Services and Securities
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mass Torts and Public Health Threats
  • Public Entity
  • Sports and Entertainment


Our Team:
Hausfeld lawyers have studied the global integration of markets and responded with innovative legal theories and a creative approach to claims in developed and emerging markets. Our lawyers’ innovative approach has expanded the quality and availability of legal recourse for claimants around the globe that have a right to seek recovery.

Hausfeld was founded by Michael D. Hausfeld, who is widely recognized as one of the country’s top civil litigators and a leading expert in the fields of private antitrust/competition enforcement and international human rights. The New York Times has described Mr. Hausfeld as one of the nation’s “most prominent antitrust lawyers,” while Washingtonian Magazine characterizes him as a lawyer who is “determined to change the world—and succeeding,” noting that he “consistently brings in the biggest judgments in the history of law.” Michael was listed as a top legal “visionary” by the Legal Times along with former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and former Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr.


Creative Solutions to Legal Challenges:
Our international reach enables us to advise across multiple jurisdictions and pursue claims on behalf of clients worldwide. We work closely with clients to deliver outstanding results, while always addressing their business concerns. We do so by anticipating issues, considering innovative strategies, and maximizing the outcome of legal disputes in a way that creates shareholder value. Our risk-free approach ensures that our interests are closely aligned with the interests of our clients. We understand the cost of litigation and the constraints on in-house legal budgets. Accordingly, we have developed unique and flexible engagement structures in which we share the risks of litigation with our clients.

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. 


Last updated Sep 2020