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Brent W. Landau
Mr. Landau is a partner in Hausfeld LLP’s Philadelphia office. His practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in complex antitrust and consumer protection litigation. He has litigated claims of price-fixing and monopolization involving products and industries as varied as vitamins, microprocessors, transparent tape, medical devices, and stock car racing. In other cases, his clients have included consumers defrauded by manufacturers of “light” cigarettes and Indonesian villagers subjected to human rights abuses. The Legal 500 has recommended him as “very professional and personable.” In March 2013, Law360 selected Mr. Landau as one of their "Rising Stars Under 40" placing him among only five of the "up and coming competition attorneys" recognized in the Competition/Antitrust category.
Mr. Landau graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he received a B.A. in History and Philosophy (summa cum laude, 1998) and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his law degree from Harvard Law School (cum laude, 2001), where he was co-chairperson of the Tenant Advocacy Project and a supervising editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
After law school, Mr. Landau served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He then worked for six years at Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, P.L.L.C. before joining Hausfeld LLP.
Mr. Landau has been invited to speak on panels regarding the antitrust laws and other topics and is the author of several published articles. He is a member of the editorial board of The Antitrust Practitioner, an editor of Antitrust Law Developments, and a mediator in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Landlord-Tenant Appellate Mediation Program.
Currently, among other matters, Mr. Landau is counsel for the plaintiffs in In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1775 (E.D.N.Y.), which has resulted in over $485 million in settlements to date.
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., summa cum laude, 1998;
Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2001
District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Affiliations & Honors
Named as one of Law360's "Rising Stars Under 40" for 2013 in the Competition category
Judicial law clerk to Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2001-2002)
Member, Editorial Board, The Antitrust Practitioner
Editor, Antitrust Law Developments
Mediator, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Landlord-Tenant Appellate Mediation Program
Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500 (2010)
News & Publications
"Has Hydrogen Peroxide Really Made Antitrust Class Certification More Difficult?," The Antitrust Practitioner (2010)
CNNMoney.com Quotes Brent Landau on FTC Suit Against Intel, December 16, 2009
Author, "State Employees and Sovereign Immunity: Alternatives and Strategies for Enforcing Federal Employment Laws," 39 Harv. J. on Legis. 169 (2002)
Author, "State Bans on City Gun Lawsuits," 37 Harv. J. on Legis. 623 (2000)
Author, "Sovereign Immunity and You: How New York State Employees Can Enforce Their Federal Employment Rights," United University Professions Working Paper Series (Dec. 2005) (presented at November 2005 UUP conference on “Preserving the Rights of Public Employees”)
United University Professions, Preserving the Rights of Public Employees (2005)