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Seth Gassman

Seth  Gassman

1700 K Street, NW Suite 650
Washington, DC 20006
202.540.7226 ph
202.540.7201 fax
sgassman@hausfeldllp.com
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Seth R. Gassman, Of Counsel to the firm, has nearly a decade of antitrust litigation and regulatory experience.  He has represented clients in many different industries over the course of his career, including in manufacturing, transportation, pharmaceuticals and health care.

Mr. Gassman currently specializes in representing victims of domestic and international anticompetitive conduct.  Among his current cases, he is litigating In re Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation, where Hausfeld LLP serves as co-lead counsel representing a certified class of shippers who allege that the nation’s largest freight-shipping railroads conspired to fix rail-freight fuel surcharges, and In re New Jersey Tax Sale Certificates Antitrust Litigation, where the firm serves as co-lead counsel representing a proposed class of New Jersey property owners who – as the result of an alleged bid-rigging scheme that has already led to several criminal guilty pleas – either must pay inflated rates to redeem liens on their property or face foreclosure.

Mr. Gassman is also actively involved in litigating In re Blood Reagents Antitrust Litigation, where he represents a class of laboratories and other purchasers who allege that the two leading manufacturers of a critical component used in a number of tests performed to detect and identify certain properties of the cell and serum components of human blood fixed prices for nearly a decade, and In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation, where he represents a proposed class of purchasers who allege that manufacturers conspired to inflate polyurethane foam prices.

Mr. Gassman is the co-author of “No Rest{itution} for the Weary: Crime Victims and Treble Damages in Antitrust Cases,” BNA’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report,” November 18, 2011; “Antitrust Class Actions: Continued Vitality,” Global Competition Review, The Antitrust Review of the Americas, 2008; and “Global Enforcement of Anticompetitive Conduct,” presented in Florence, Italy at The Tenth Annual Sedona Conference on Antitrust Law & Litigation: The Globalization of Antitrust Enforcement, September 2008.

Mr. Gassman began his legal career at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.  While there, he focused on antitrust litigation and regulatory compliance.  He received a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was the symposium editor of the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.  In the spring of 2003, he was awarded the Newman Prize for “Direct Democracy as Cultural Dispute Resolution: The Missing Egalitarianism of Cultural Entrenchment.”  Mr. Gassman earned a B.A., with honors, in English from the University of California at Berkeley.

He is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia bars, as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Michigan. 

Education

University of California, Berkley, B.A., with honors, 1999

New York University School of Law, J.D., 2003

Bar Membership

District of Columbia

New York State

Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Eastern District of Michigan

Articles & Speaking Engagements

Jay L. Himes and Seth R. Gassman, “No Rest{itution} for the Weary: Crime Victims and Treble Damages in Antitrust Cases,” BNA’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report,” November 18, 2011

Michael Hausfeld, Steig Olson & Seth Gassman, “Antitrust Class Actions: Continued Vitality,” Global Competition Review, The Antitrust Review of the Americas, 2008

“Global Enforcement of Anticompetitive Conduct,” presented in Florence, Italy at The Tenth Annual Sedona Conference on Antitrust Law & Litigation: The Globalization of Antitrust Enforcement, September 2008.

Gassman, Seth. “Direct Democracy as Cultural Dispute Resolution: The Missing Egalitarianism of Cultural Entrenchment.” 6 NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy 525 (2002-2003) 

Affiliations & Honors

Senior Symposium Editor, New York University School of Law Journal of Legislation and Public Policy

Newman Prize Recipient for article, “Direct Democracy as Cultural Dispute Resolution: The Missing Egalitarianism of Cultural Entrenchment”

Commencement Speaker, University of California at Berkeley, Departmental Graduation