Charles Kopel’s practice focuses on price-fixing class actions and open records litigation. His most recent matters include:
In re Mexican Government Bonds Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:18-CV-02830 (S.D.N.Y.), a class action alleging that 10 banking institutions colluded to fix the prices of Mexican government bonds at the expense of U.S.-based investors. In the course of prosecuting this class action, Mr. Kopel also filed and litigated open records requests to five Mexican federal agencies. These requests led to the release of several documents supporting the claims of the Class as well as an appellate order limiting the term of confidentiality applicable to other documents.
Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado v. Bank of Montreal et al., No. 1:18-CV-00342 (S.D.N.Y.), a class action alleging that 9 banking institutions colluded to manipulate the Canadian Dollar Offered Rate (“CDOR”) benchmark, in order to fix the prices of various derivatives linked to CDOR at the expense of U.S.-based investors. In the course of prosecuting this class action, Mr. Kopel is also litigating open records requests to two Canadian federal agencies.
Fund Liquidation Holdings LLC v. Citibank, N.A. et al., No. 1:16-CV-05263 (S.D.N.Y.), a class action alleging that 16 banking institutions colluded to manipulate the Singapore Interbank Offered Rate (“SIBOR”) benchmark, in order to fix the prices of various derivatives linked to SIBOR at the expense of U.S.-based investors.
Humana Inc. v. Actavis Elizabeth, LLC et al., No. 2:18-CV-03299 (E.D. Pa.), a lawsuit alleging that 35 generic pharmaceutical manufacturers colluded to fix the prices of 16 different generic pharmaceutical products, at the expense of health insurer Humana Inc.
Mr. Kopel also advises communal non-profit organizations pro bono. He is an active member of several Jewish communal groups in the Philadelphia area, including the Center City Kehillah and Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kopel served as a Legal Intern for the City of Philadelphia Law Department, and as a Law Clerk for the Delaware Department of Justice.
At NYU School of Law, Mr. Kopel served as a Senior Articles Editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics. He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
B.A. Yeshiva University (2014), summa cum laude
J.D. New York University School of Law (2017)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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