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Douglas A. Abrahams

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MATTERS

AUTOMOTIVE PARTS ANTITRUST LITIGATION

Kohn Swift has served as co-lead counsel since 2012 in 28 direct purchaser cases alleging price fixing and bid rigging for numerous automotive parts. The criminal investigation has been described as the largest in Department of Justice history. To date, Kohn Swift and its co-counsel have obtained over $359.5 million in recoveries.

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AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING PAINT ANITRUST LITIGATION

Kohn Swift was selected to serve as co-lead counsel for a class of direct purchasers alleging price fixing of Automotive Refinishing Paint. Settlements totaling $105.75 million were achieved for plaintiffs and the class.

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Douglas Abrahams’ practice emphasizes complex civil litigation.

He has participated in various antitrust class and individual actions, the litigation of consumer class actions, securities class, and derivative actions. Doug was designated to serve as co-counsel for the class in Arden Architectural Specialties, Inc. v. Exolon-ESK Company (W.D.N.Y.) and Stewart v. Associates Consumer Discount Company (E.D. Pa.)

Mr. Abrahams graduated with a B.A. in history from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1979. He graduated from Temple University School of Law in 1984.

Immediately prior to joining Kohn Swift, Mr. Abrahams worked as an enforcement attorney in the Philadelphia Regional Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. He also served as law clerk to the Honorable Ethan Allen Doty of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas from 1984-1986.

ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

HONORS

  • Mr. Abrahams has been selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, received an AV Preeminent® rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and been listed in the The Best Lawyers in America®.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES INCLUDE

  • In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, No. 12-md-2311 (E.D. Mich.)
  • In re Fasteners Antitrust Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1912 (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re Automotive Refinishing Paint Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1426 (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re Steel Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 08-cv-5214 (N.D. Ill.)
  • In re Urethane Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1616 (D. Kan.)
  • In re Waste Management Antitrust Litigation, Master File No. 87-3717 (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re New Steel Pails Antitrust Litigation, Master File No. C-1-92-213 (S.D. Ohio)
  • In re New Steel Drums Antitrust Litigation, Master File No. C-1-91-208 (S.D. Ohio)
  • In re Infant Formula Antitrust Litigation, MDL 878 (N.D. Fla.)
  • Yeager’s Fuel, Inc., et al. v. Pennsylvania Power and Light Co., Civil Action No. 91-5176 (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Implants Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1001 (D. Minn.)
  • In re Bolar Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Generic Drug Consumer Litigation, MDL 849 (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re General Motors Corporation Pickup Truck Fuel Tank Products Liability Litigation, MDL 961 and Master File No. 92-6450 (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re Factor VIII or Factor IX Concentrate Blood Products Litigation, Civil Action No. 93-5969 and MDL 986 (N.D. Ill.)
  • In re Copley Pharmaceutical, Inc., “Albuterol” Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 94-140-1013 (D. Wyo.)
  • In re First Fidelity Bancorporation Securities Litigation, Master File No. 88-5297 (D. N.J.)
  • In re First Republic Bank Securities Litigation, No. CA3-88-0641-H (N.D. Tex.)
  • In re Boardwalk Marketplace Securities Litigation, MDL 712 (WWE) (D. Conn.)
  • In re First Bank Systems, Court File No. 88-22227 (Hennepin County Minn. Dist. Court, 4th Dist.)
  • Farber v. Public Service Company of New Mexico, Civ. Action No. 89-0456 JB (D. N.M.)