Blake Yagman is an associate attorney with a focus on representing consumers, investors, and small businesses in antitrust and consumer protection litigation.
Mr. Yagman’s career in the law began as an undergraduate while at the University of Miami, where he worked as a judicial intern to the Honorable Lawrence Schwartz of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Florida. As a student at the University of Miami, Mr. Yagman was formatively shaped by his experience as a member of student government; he was a passionate advocate on behalf of the school’s mental health programs and was twice elected Senator for his graduating class. As a member of the Senate, he passed more bills than any other Senator and Chaired the Policy and Finance Committee. As a junior, Mr. Yagman was a nominee for Vice President of the student body.
Mr. Yagman received a scholarship to attend the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and completed his juris doctorate with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Data Law. While in law school, he championed the rights of athletes – working on concussion litigation as an intern and writing for major publications on sports legal issues from the athlete’s perspective. In 2017, Mr. Yagman spoke on behalf of collegiate athletes on a sports law symposium panel on antitrust issues pertaining to the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
As an attorney, prior to joining Milberg, Mr. Yagman litigated antitrust, consumer fraud, and securities fraud cases at a national plaintiffs’ class action firm based in New York City. With respect to antitrust cases, Mr. Yagman has extensive experience in food industry-based antitrust actions; including experience in price fixing cases against the tuna industry (In re Packaged Seafood Antitrust Litigation), the egg industry (In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation), and the broiler chicken industry (In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation). With respect to consumer fraud cases, Mr. Yagman has experience in technology-focused consumer actions, including working on a case brought on behalf of Apple iPhone users (In re Apple Inc. Device Performance Litigation).
Mr. Yagman has represented plaintiffs in high profile class action litigation during his time at Milberg. Examples of plaintiffs he has represented include: consumers in a class action against a sports league for refund practices during a pandemic; purchasers of gasoline at retail who allegedly paid artificially higher prices as a result of manipulation on the spot market; and investors who paid undisclosed hard-to-borrow interest fees to a stock trading platform.
In 2020, Mr. Yagman was a guest lecturer at Hofstra University’s law school on the topic of Indirect Purchaser Standing in Private Plaintiffs Antitrust Class Actions After the Supreme Court’s Decision in Apple v. Pepper.
Mr. Yagman is admitted to practice in the State of New York. His passion for economic and social justice drives his practice. He is a member of the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL).
- J.D., Cardozo School of Law, 2017
- B.A., University of Miami, 2014
- New York, 2018