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H. Laddie Montague Jr. Wins 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award; Two Additional Attorneys Named Rising Stars of the Plaintiffs Bar by the National Law Journal
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Berger Montague Wins Four Awards in Legal Intelligencer’s 2021 Professional Excellence Awards Series
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E. Michelle Drake Named a 2021 Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazer by the National Law Journal
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I think y’all have been a model on how to handle a case like this. So I appreciate the diligence y’all have put in separating the fee negotiations until after the main event is resolved…Everything I see here is in great shape, and really a testament to y’all’s diligence and professionalism. So hats off to y’all…So thanks again for your professionalism in handling this case and handling the stipulated settlement. Y’all are model citizens, and so I wish I could send everyone to y’all’s school of litigation management.
Judge Brantley StarrU.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division
March 25, 2021, Final Approval Hearing, Howell Family Trust DTD 1/27/2004 v. Hollis Greenlaw, et al., No. 3:18-cv-02864-X
I know the diligence of counsel and dedication of counsel to the class…Thank you, Ms. Drake. As always I appreciate the — your extraordinary dedication to your — to the class and the very obvious backwards and forwards familiarity you have with the case and level of preparation and articulateness today. It’s a pleasure always to have you before me…Class counsel  generated this case on their own initiative and at their own risk. Counsel’s enterprise and ingenuity merits significant compensation…Counsel here are justifiably proud of the important result that they achieved.
Judge Paul A. EngelmayerU.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Sept. 22, 2020, Final Approval Hearing, Gambles v. Sterling Info., Inc., No. 15-cv-9746.
I do want to compliment all counsel for how they litigated this case in a thoroughly professional manner. All parties were zealously represented in the highest ideals of the profession, legitimately and professionally, and not the usual acrimony we see in these cases…I commend the parties and their counsel for a very workmanlike professional effort.
Judge Joel SchneiderU.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Transcript of the September 10, 2020 Final Fairness Hearing in Somogyi, et al. v. Freedom Mortgage Corp.
The degree to which you all litigated the case is — you know, I can’t imagine attorneys litigating a case more rigorously than you all did in this case. It seems like every conceivable, legitimate, substantive dispute that could have been fought over was fought over to the max. So you, both sides, I think litigated the case as vigorously as any group of attorneys could. The level of representation of all parties in terms of the sophistication of counsel was, in my view, of the highest levels. I can’t imagine a case in which there was really a higher quality of representation across the board than this one.
Judge William E. SmithU.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
Transcript of the August 27, 2020 Hearing in In re Loestrin 24 Fe Antitrust Litigation, No. 13-md-02472 (D.R.I.)
Class Counsel has without question done a tremendous job in litigating this case. They represent some of the best plaintiff-side antitrust groups in the country, and the size and skill of the defense they litigated against cannot be overstated. They have also demonstrated the utmost professionalism despite the demands of the extreme perseverance that this case has required…
Judge Margo K. BrodieU.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:05-md-01720 (E.D.N.Y. 2019) (Mem. & Order).
This is a substantial recovery that has the deterrent effect that class actions are supposed to have, and I think it was done because we had really good Plaintiffs’ lawyers in this case who were running it.
Judge Brian M. CoganU.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Transcript of June 24, 2019 Fairness Hearing, In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation, No. 16-cv-696 (E.D.N.Y.)
[C]ounsel…for direct action plaintiffs have done an outstanding job here with representing the class, and I thought your briefing was always very on point. I thought the presentation of the very contentious issues on the class action motion was very well done, it was very well briefed, it was well argued.
Judge Michael M. BaylsonU.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Transcript of the June 28, 2018 Hearing in In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation, No. MD-13-2437 at 11:6-11
You are extraordinarily impressive. And I thank you for being here, and for your candid, non-evasive response to every question I have. I was extremely skeptical at the outset of this morning. You have allayed all of my concerns and have persuaded me that this is an important issue, and that you have done a great service to the class. And for that reason, I am going to approve your settlement in all respects, including the motion for attorneys’ fees. And I congratulate you on your excellent work.
Judge Harold E. KahnSuperior Court of California County of San Francisco
Transcript of the November 7, 2017 Hearing in Loretta Nesbitt v. Postmates, Inc., No. CGC-15-547146
I just want to thank you for an outstanding presentation. I don’t say that lightly . . . it’s not lost on me at all when lawyers come very, very prepared. And really, your clients should be very proud to have such fine lawyering. I don’t see lawyering like this every day in the federal courts, and I am very grateful. And I appreciate the time and the effort you put in, not only to the merits, but the respect you’ve shown for each other, the respect you’ve shown for the Court, the staff, and the time constraints. And as I tell my law clerks all the time, good lawyers don’t fight, good lawyers advocate. And I really appreciate that more than I can express.
Judge Madeline Cox ArleoU.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Transcript of the September 9 to 11, 2015 Daubert Hearing in Castro v. Sanofi Pasteur, No. 11-cv-07178 (D.N.J.) at 658:14-659:4.
…the Court would be remiss if it did not commend class counsel and all those who worked for firms representing the thousands of current and former employees of Kodak for the outstanding job they did in representing the interests of their clients…Their legal work in an extraordinarily complex case was exemplary, their tireless commitment to seeking justice for their clients was unparalleled and their conduct as officers of the court was beyond reproach.
Judge Jonathan W. FeldmanUnited States Magistrate Judge
Employees Committed For Justice v. Eastman Kodak (W.D.N.Y. 2010) (Mem. & Order).
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