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Hagens Berman in the Media:

Meet the lawyer trying to pry drug pricing secrets out of Big Pharma -<br>STAT News Icon

Meet the lawyer trying to pry drug pricing secrets out of Big Pharma -

Class-action attorney Steve Berman is coming after a drug industry he says is “gouging” the American consumer. And his suits have the potential to crack the lid on the black box of drug pricing... more »

Steve Berman on E-books in The War of the Words - Vanity Fair Icon

Steve Berman on E-books in The War of the Words - Vanity Fair

Amazon’s war with publishing giant Hachette over e-book pricing has earned it a black eye in the media, with the likes of Philip Roth, James Patterson, and Stephen Colbert demanding that the online mega... more »

'Flash Crash' Charges Filed - The Wall Street Journal Icon

'Flash Crash' Charges Filed - The Wall Street Journal

The government’s cases were aided by a whistleblower who brought analysis to the CFTC after spending hundreds of hours investigating the flash crash, according to the whistleblower’s lawyer, ... more »

Athletes Stand to Gain in a Settlement With the N.C.A.A. - New York Times Icon

Athletes Stand to Gain in a Settlement With the N.C.A.A. - New York Times

In a statement, Steve Berman, a lawyer for the players, called the settlement a “watershed” and estimated that eligible players would receive checks from $5,000 to $7,000. The settlement... more »

Drug Makers Accused of Fixing Prices on Insulin - New York Times Icon

Drug Makers Accused of Fixing Prices on Insulin - New York Times

A lawsuit filed Monday accused three makers of insulin of conspiring to drive up the prices of their lifesaving drugs, harming patients being asked to pay for a growing share of their drug bills... more »

Meet the Lawyer Trying to Make Big Oil Pay for Climate Change - VICE Icon

Meet the Lawyer Trying to Make Big Oil Pay for Climate Change - VICE

When you want to sue the largest, most powerful companies on the planet, Steve Berman is the guy you call. He forced Jack-in-the-Box to pay $12 million for causing an E. coli outbreak that killed four... more »

Record-Breaking Settlements:



Philip Morris
Hagens Berman represented 13 states in the largest recovery in litigation history more »



The firm served as co-lead counsel in what was then the largest antitrust settlement in history more »



On behalf of consumers for sudden unintended acceleration more »



Default judgment on behalf of consumers for useless debt-settlement conspiracy more »



E-Books Antitrust
The firm took on Apple and publishing companies in a lawsuit regarding e-book price-fixing more »



McKesson Drug
Hagens Berman was lead counsel in these McKesson racketeering cases for drug pricing fraud more »

"...the track record of Hagens Berman['s] Steve Berman is...impressive, having racked...a $1.6 billion settlement in the Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation and a substantial number of really outstanding big-ticket results."

— Milton I. Shadur, Senior U.S. District Judge

Naming Hagens Berman Interim Class Counsel in Stericycle Pricing MDL

"Berman is considered one of the
nation's top class-action lawyers."

— Associated Press


"Hagens Berman, one of the preeminent class action
firms in the U.S., is leading the charge..."

— Bloomberg

"Elon Musk Was Wrong About Self-Driving Teslas"

"aggressive and independent advocacy"

— Judge Thomas M. Durkin

Order Appointing Hagens Berman as Interim Class Counsel in Maplevale Farms, Inc. v. Koch Foods, Inc. et al

Hagens Berman has been featured
on the Plaintiffs' Hot List eight times

— The National Law Journal

The NLJ's List of the Year's Hottest Firms

"Landmark consumer cases are
business as usual for Steve Berman."

— The National Law Journal

Naming Steve Berman one of the 100 most influential attorneys in the nation for the third time in a row

"If it has to do with class-action litigation,
Berman's the go-to guy."

— I. Basso, client

Source: Avvo

The firm's "innovative approaches to litigation
have earned significant recognition"

— The Law Business Insider


"[A] clear choice emerges.
That choice is the Hagens Berman firm."

— United States District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation (appointing the firm lead counsel)

"All right, I think I can conclude on the basis with my five years with you all, watching this litigation progress and seeing it wind to a conclusion, that the results are exceptional..."

— Judge Hamilton, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Dynamic Random Access Memory Antitrust Litigation (Hagens Berman was co-lead counsel and helped achieve the $325 million class settlement)

"Class counsel has consistently
demonstrated extraordinary skill and effort."

— U.S. District Judge James Selna, Central District of California

In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing

“Plaintiffs have zealously litigated this case on behalf of the class over the course of eight years... The risks, expenses, and complexity of further litigation are high. And, the reaction of the class members has been overwhelmingly positive.”

— Judge Jeffrey S. White

Order Finalizing a $28M Settlement in a Class-Action Against Schneider National Carriers Inc.

"I would not believe anything until I'd seen it from HB."

— Sandy L., class member

In re Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation

"I accepted the VW settlement offer and the funds were transferred to my account today! Very seamless and fast. Thank you again for fighting on our behalf and, most importantly, for the health and safety of our communities."

— Alicia M.

VW Emissions Client

"Steve Berman of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a heavy hitter who
led negotiations with Toyota in the sudden acceleration litigation that ended in a $1.6 billion settlement."

— Law.com

Corvette Class Action Revs Up in Miami Federal Court

Steve Berman Blog Posts:

New Bill (H.R. 985) Could Threaten Your Rights to Form or Join a Class...

H.R. 985, the "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act," would strip Americans of the ability join with others to bring consumer, worker, or civil rights class actions against corporations....... more

written March 08, 2017

Corporate Crime and the "Age of the Whistleblower"

In recent news, The Economist dubbed our present time the "Age of the Whistleblower." While it may appear to be dawning on some corporate giants that it would behoove them to listen to... more

written April 04, 2016

Keeping the Market Safe: Where Whistleblowers Come In

Picture the stereotypical Wild West duel – high noon, town square, two sides. Sheriff v. Outlaw. While John Wayne and classic Westerns may have overplayed this iconic American scene... more

written November 18, 2015

Twitter and Facebook are the Boiler Rooms of the Social Media Age

In a little-known but taut thriller called "The Prime Gig," Vince Vaughn plays Pendleton "Penny" Wise – a smooth-talking telemarketing scam artist who... more

written August 20, 2015

Recent Recognition:

Hagens Berman is a plaintiffs’ class-action law firm that helps victims of auto accidents, sports injuries, defective products, dangerous drugs and business fraud pursue their legal rights. We take on large corporations for negligence and fraud, and hold them accountable.
Our attorneys are champions of consumer rights. The size or clout of the corporations we pursue is never a deterrent to our pursuit for justice. Over the years, we have built the resources we need to thoroughly investigate these personal injury and product defect cases, and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Our work is consistently recognized for industry excellence.

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