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Daniel Berger - Philadelphia, PA

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Updated 11/13/2012
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Berger & Montague, P.C.

1622 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Daniel Berger Overview

Daniel Berger graduated with honors from Princeton University and Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone academic scholar. He is presently a senior member and shareholder of the firm, for which he serves as a Managing Shareholder. Over the last 25 years, he has been involved in complicated commercial litigation including class action securities, antitrust, consumer protection and bankruptcy cases. In addition, he has prosecuted several important environmental, mass tort and civil rights cases during this period. He currently leads the firm's practices involving improprieties in the marketing of prescription drugs and the abuse of marketing exclusivities in the pharmaceutical industry including handling several landmark cases involving the suppression of generic competition in the pharmaceutical industry. In the civil rights area, he has been counsel in informed consent cases involving biomedical research and human experimentation by federal and state governmental entities. He also co-chairs the firm's antitrust department and leads the firm's representation of states and other public bodies and agencies.

Mr. Berger has frequently represented public institutional investors in securities litigation, including representing the state pension funds of Pennsylvania and New Jersey in both individual and class action litigation.

Mr. Berger has a background in the study of economics, having done graduate level work in applied micro-economics and macro-economic theory, the business cycle and economic history. He has published law review articles in the Yale Law Journal, the Duke University Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems, the University of San Francisco Law Review and the New York Law School Law Review and worked with the American Law Institute/American Bar Association program on continuing legal education. He has been affiliated with the Kennedy School of Government through the Shorenstein Center of Media and Public Policy at Harvard University. He has been a partner of the Democracy Alliance and is extensively involved in progressive politics in this country on a national, state and local level. Mr. Berger is also an author and journalist who has published in The Nation magazine, reviewed books for The Philadelphia Inquirer and appeared in a number of political blogs including The Huffington Post and the Roosevelt Institute's New Deal 2.0. He has also appeared on MSNBC as a political commentator.

Mr. Berger has been active in city government in Philadelphia and was a member of the Mayor's Cultural Advisory Council, advising the Mayor of Philadelphia on arts policy, and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund which was responsible for all City grants to arts organizations. Mr. Berger was also a member of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, one of the State organizations through which the NEA makes grants.

Practice Areas

  • Class Action
  • Securities Fraud
  • Antitrust
  • Mass Tort
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York, 1974
    Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Academic Scholar
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1969
    Honors: With Honors
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1622 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


(215) 875-3026


(215) 875-4671


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