Sheldon H. Klein

Shareholder
Bloomfield Hills
klein@butzel.com | P 248 258 1414 | F 248 258 1439

Sheldon H. Klein is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Bloomfield Hills office. He has been recognized by DBusiness as a Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit (2011) in Antitrust Law.

Mr. Klein concentrates his practice in the areas of antitrust counseling and litigation, and other forms of complex commercial litigation, including class action litigation. He also has extensive litigation and counseling experience in automotive and other manufacturing supply chain matters. Mr. Klein currently serves as Co-Chair of Butzel Long's Global Automotive Coordinating Committee and is a member of the China International Team.  In addition, he has served as in house counsel for a leading healthcare technology consulting firm and has extensive experience relating to healthcare technology contracting.

Mr. Klein is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association. He is a graduate of Kalamazoo College and DePaul University College of Law.

Representative Matters:

Mr. Klein's antitrust class action litigations experience includes representation of:

  • A major hospital system, in Cason-Merendo et al v. Detroit Medical Center, an antitrust class action alleging a conspiracy by area hospital systems to suppress nurse compensation.
  • A major hospital system in City of Pontiac v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, an antitrust class action alleging a conspiracy between numerous hospitals and BCBSM to inflate reimbursement rates.
  • An automotive supplier in In Re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation, an antitrust class action alleging a price-fixing conspiracy.
  • A real estate multi-list service (MLS) in an antitrust enforcement proceeding and civil suit alleging a conspiracy to deny low cost brokers access to the MLS.
  • A large name brand pharmaceutical manufacturer in Wood v. Abbott Laboratories, an indirect purchaser name brand prescription drug antitrust class action alleging that name brand pharmaceutical companies overcharged Michigan retail pharmacists, which overcharges were passed on to consumers and payors.

Mr. Klein's antitrust counseling experience includes representation of an manufacturing conglomerate in an international antitrust compliance investigation and audit.

Mr. Klein's other class action litigation representations include:

  • In re CMS Energy -- Securities Fraud and ERISA breach of fiduciary duty litigation, (represented senior officer of CMS).
  • American Association of Retired Persons v. National Surety Corp. -- workers' compensation price fixing conspiracy, (represented Travelers Insurance);
  • In re ProQuest Company Securities Litigation (represented financial officer);
  • Becherer v. Adams - Securities and Interstate Land Sales Act fraud claims (represented underwriter and officers of underwriter);
  • United American Healthcare Corporation Securities Litigation (represented UAHC and senior officers)

Mr. Klein's supply chain litigation representations include:

  • Whitesell Corporation v. Whirlpool Corporation, a breach of contract suit on behalf of a supplier for breach of a long term requirements contract, resulting in a jury verdict in excess of $26 million.
  • Johnson Controls, Inc. v. Jay Industries, Inc., a breach of contract suit on behalf of a buyer to recover overcharges, resulting in a jury verdict in excess of $5 million.
  • DePaul University College of Law Law School 1982, J.D.
  • Kalamazoo College Undergraduate 1978

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, 2013-2017

DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Appellate Law, 2012 Antitrust Law, 2011-2012, 2014, 2017 Litigation - Antitrust, 2014-2015, 2017

Michigan Super Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation, 2014-2016

  • Michigan

State Bar of Michigan

American Bar Association

  • Represented automotive supplier plaintiff in action for multiple breaches of contract in the U.S. District Court, E.D. Mich.
  • Represented the financial officer of ProQuest in In re ProQuest Company Securities Litigation.
  • Obtained dismissal of False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit against healthcare provider and affirmance of dismissal in appeal (Chesbrough, et al. v. VPA, P.C. (6th Cir. August 23, 2011))
  • Represents William Beaumont Hospital, a major hospital system, in a multi-billion dollar antitrust class action claim alleging a conspiracy by area hospital systems to suppress nurse compensation.
  • Represented fastener supplier plaintiff in action for multiple breaches of a supply contract.
  • Represented a senior officer of CMS Energy in securities fraud and ERISA breach of fiduciary duty litigation (In re CMS Energy).
  • Represented United American Health Care and its senior officers in securities litigation.
  • Represented Travelers Insurance against a workers' compensation price fixing conspiracy claim (American Association of Retired Persons v. National Surety Corp.).
  • Represented Eli Lilly in Wood v. Abbott Laboratories, an indirect purchaser name brand prescription antitrust class action.