Richard A. Koffman is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Antitrust practice group at Cohen Milstein. He litigates antitrust cases on behalf of the victims of corporations engaged in price-fixing, market monopolization, and other unlawful conduct. A former Senior Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust and Civil Rights Divisions, Mr. Koffman views his role in litigating antitrust lawsuits as an extension of the public interest work he pursued at the DOJ in promoting competition and fighting discrimination.
Mr. Koffman has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ antitrust lawyers. He was named Law360’s Competition Law MVP (2016) and inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame (2017), after being recognized by The Legal 500 each year since 2010 as one of the top plaintiffs’ class action antitrust litigators. Mr. Koffman was also named as one of the world’s leading competition lawyers from 2016-2018 by Global Competition Review, in the U.S. Plaintiffs section of Who’s Who Legal: Competition.
Mr. Koffman has served as court-appointed lead or co-lead counsel in many landmark antitrust class actions, including the Urethanes Antitrust Litigation, which resulted in the largest price-fixing verdict in U.S. history and the largest jury verdict of 2013 ($1.06 billion after trebling and offsets for prior settlements). He currently serves as co-lead counsel in In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation ($80 million settlement pending approval by the Court), In re Pre-Filled Propane Tank Antitrust Litigation, and Cung Le, et al. v. Zuffa, LLC (representing a class of mixed martial arts fighters against the dominant promoter of MMA bouts).
After graduating from Yale Law School, where he served as Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal, Mr. Koffman served as a law clerk to two federal judges: James B. McMillan of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, and Anthony J. Scirica of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to law school, Mr. Koffman attended Wesleyan University, from which he graduated, with Honors, in 1986.