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Berger & Montague Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer To Speak At The University Of Haifa's International Conference On Dispute Resolution Of Consumer Mass Disputes

Posted: January 23, 2017

Philadelphia, PA, January 23, 2017. Berger & Montague Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer will speak at the 2nd International Conference on Dispute Resolution of Consumer Mass Disputes, which will be held in Haifa, Israel from March 16 - 17, 2017. The conference is co-sponsored by Berger & Montague. Mr. Cramer will chair a panel titled "The Role of Lead Counsel in Consumer Class Actions."

Mr. Cramer is a managing shareholder of Berger & Montague, P.C. in Philadelphia, and Co-Chair of the firm's antitrust department. He has repeatedly been selected by Chambers & Partners as a top tier antitrust lawyer; highlighted by The Legal 500 as one of the country's top lawyers in the field of complex antitrust litigation; and been deemed one of the "Best Lawyers in America." In 2014, he was selected by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the top 100 lawyers in Philadelphia and, also in 2014, received an "Honorable Mention" for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law from the American Antitrust Institute for his work in the Marchbanks v. Comdata matter, in which as co-lead counsel, he achieved a $130 million settlement on behalf of a class of independent truck stops.

He is currently co-lead counsel in multiple antitrust class actions, and is responsible for winning numerous significant settlements totaling well over $2 billion. He is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the American Antitrust Institute; was a past President of COSAL (Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws), a leading industry group; serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Consumer Antitrust Studies of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law; and is member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Public Justice, a leading trial lawyer organization and public interest law firm.

Additionally, Mr. Cramer has written widely relating to class certification and antitrust law, including co-authoring The Puzzle of Class Actions with Uninjured Members, 82 G.W. L. Rev. 858, 859 (May 2014), which the First Circuit cited in In re Nexium Antitrust Litigation, 777 F.3d 9, 27 (1st Cir. 2015), and Antitrust, Class Certification, and the Politics of Procedure, 17 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 4 (2010) (http://ssrn.com/abstract=1578459), which was also cited in Nexium as well as in the Third Circuit's decision in Behrend v. Comcast Corp., 655 F.3d 182, 200, n.10 (3d Cir. 2011), rev'd, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013).

Mr. Cramer is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University (1989), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 1993.

Hosted by the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa, the 2nd International Conference on Dispute Resolution of Consumer Mass Disputes is jointly organized with the European Institute in Florence and the City University of Hong Kong. The conference will primarily focus on international consumer disputes and host a number of distinguished scholars and practitioners from various jurisdictions. For more information or to register for the conference, please visit https://lawers.club/.

Berger & Montague is a full-spectrum class action and complex civil litigation firm, with nationally known attorneys highly sought after for their legal skills. The firm has been recognized by courts throughout the country for its ability and experience in handling major complex litigation, particularly in the fields of antitrust, securities, mass torts, civil and human rights, whistleblower cases, employment, and consumer litigation.  In numerous precedent-setting cases, the firm has played a principal or lead role.