About our new fellowship collaboration with COSAL

The goal of Justice Catalyst’s new fellowship collaboration with COSAL is to enable new lawyers to pursue antitrust litigation as a crucial tool for accountability within the U.S. legal system, with a particular focus on facilitating the advancement of underrepresented individuals within the field, emphasizing inclusivity, fairness, and equal opportunity in the antitrust field.

The Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL) was established in 1986 to promote and support the enactment, preservation, and enforcement of a strong body of antitrust laws in the United States. It is the only organization in the U.S. that is dedicated to lobbying for strong antitrust laws and effective private enforcement.

Justice Catalyst activates groundbreaking approaches to social justice lawyering that have real-world impact by supporting early-stage projects that are boundary-pushing in the pursuit of systemic solutions to major injustices.

COSAL and Justice Catalyst believe that the enforcement of antitrust laws is crucial to promote class equity in the United States. By preventing large corporations from dominating markets and engaging in anti-competitive practices, antitrust laws help create a level playing field for small businesses and consumers, leading to increased competition, innovation, and fair prices. This, in turn, can help reduce economic inequality and promote a more equitable distribution of wealth and opportunities for all.

APPLY FOR OUR NEW ANTITRUST LITIGATION FELLOWSHIP here! Reach out to your preferred law firm host(s) right away indicating your interest – see application details below.

Fellowship Highlights:

Access to Justice Catalyst opportunities:

  • Partnership with our leading nonprofit for post-law school fellowships and public interest litigation
  • Networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunities with a diverse group of Justice Catalyst Fellows working across industries and issue areas nationwide

Access to COSAL opportunities:

  • Networking opportunities across key stakeholders for long-term careers in the antitrust litigation field
  • Best-in-class antitrust conference, training, and other event attendance opportunities
  • Substantively participate in COSAL’s multiple committees to formulate policies, participate in amicus briefs, and other impactful work for the antitrust field

Access to antitrust litigation opportunities:

  • Gain firsthand experience in impactful antitrust litigation
  • Get hosted at a top plaintiff-side antitrust law firm

Fellowship basics:

  • 3Ls and lawyers 0-3 years out of law school may apply
  • In-person and remote opportunities available nationwide
  • One-year Fellowship with potential of up to one additional year of renewal
  • $70,000 in salary support provided to the host law firm (salary determined jointly between host law firm and Fellow and to be no less than that of a similarly qualified and experienced lawyer at the firm)
  • Health insurance & fringe benefits provided by host law firm

Application process:

STEP 1: Email the contact(s) listed for the law firm(s) where you are interested in pursuing placement for the fellowship indicating your interest in applying, along with your resume. The firm(s) will let you know what additional information they may need from you.

STEP 2: If you match with one of your preferred law firm hosts, you will then submit an application collaboratively with your host law firm through a form that will open on this website between September 1 – December 1, 2023, at approximately 12 am PST. Note that candidates are limited to submitting only one application, with one law firm.

STEP 3: Select candidates will interview with COSAL and Justice Catalyst in January and February 2024.

STEP 4: Candidates will be notified of a final decision on their candidacy no later than March 1, 2024.

Participating law firms – reach out to the firms you’re interested in placement with today:

Note this list is evolving and additional firms continue to be added; please check back periodically.

Law Firm Location(s) Contact
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca


Washington, DC


Pamela Gilbert,


Burns Charest


Dallas, Texas


Warren Burns,




Washington, DC


Melinda Coolidge,


Faruqi & Faruqi


New York, New York


Bradley Demuth,


Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll


New York City or Washington, DC


Brent Johnson,



Berger Montague



Philadelphia and San Francisco


Candice Enders,




Robins Kaplan (deadline to indicate interest is Oct 15)






Kellie Lerner,
Suzie Alderman,





Remote or at one of the firm’s offices


Peggy Wedgworth,
Chris Taylor,
Keller Rohrback Seattle Renee Griggs,
Kathryn Coldiron,

Joseph Saveri Law Firm



San Francisco



Derek Ryan,


Cotchett Pitre & McCarth Burlingame, California Adam Zapala,
James Dallal,
Alex Barnett,


Email us at with any questions.

Application Questions

Click here for the application form where you can submit your answers to the questions below.

  • What attracts you to working in the antitrust field? (Max 150 words)
  • Describe the public interest importance of private enforcement of antitrust laws in the U.S. (Max 250 words)
  • What types of matters do you anticipate working on during your fellowship? (Max 250 words)
  • What skills, strengths and experiences will you bring to bear in a fellowship position at an antitrust law firm? (Max 200 words)
  • How do you hope to collaborate with COSAL over the course of your fellowship? (Max 150 words)
  • Statement of diversity (Max 250 words)
  • 2-3 professional references
  • Please upload (1) Resume (GPA not required) and (2) Host law firm commitment letter.

Host Law Firm Commitment Letter should include:

  • Basic description and information about the law firm (links to relevant portions of website are sufficient);
  • Formal endorsement of the fellowship and statement that the host law firm submits the fellowship application for funding, and will host and mentor the fellow, if selected and funded;
  • Proposed supervision, including the name and title of the supervisor;
  • Contact information (including phone number) for proposed supervisor, and logistical point of contact for COSAL and Justice Catalyst, if different;
  • A description of the organization’s professional liability and malpractice insurance and a statement confirming the fellow’s eligibility for coverage.
About Jonathan W. Cuneo

Jonathan W. Cuneo, co-founder of the Committee to Support Antitrust Laws (COSAL), was a prominent figure in antitrust litigation,        championing consumer rights against influential entities. His achievements include pivotal victories against auto parts manufacturers,    Enron, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and on behalf of holocaust survivors. A founding partner of   Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca law firm, Mr.      Cuneo also co-founded the American Antitrust Institute and the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys in            addition to  COSAL.


The Jonathan W. Cuneo COSAL/Justice Catalyst Fellowship is a tribute to his legacy, fostering a path for emerging leaders in antitrust litigation to continue the pursuit of  accountability against powerful entities.