Axed Cohen Milstein Partner Starts Hausfeld LLP

Law360, New York (November 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Michael D. Hausfeld has opened Hausfeld LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based “global claimants” law firm, after being fired from plaintiffs firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll PLLC, where he headed the antitrust and international practice groups.

Hausfeld said he was notified on Thursday — through a note left on his chair — that his employment at Cohen Milstein was being terminated immediately. It was an “unclassy manner” to handle the separation, Hausfeld said in an interview on Tuesday, not commenting further.

The circumstances surrounding Hausfeld's departure from...
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