Berger Montague’s Executive Committee

Berger Montague’s Executive Committee 2018-06-06T14:12:25+00:00

Berger Montague is one of the premier complex, class action and commercial litigation firms in the United States. The firm is led by its Executive Committee (pictured above), which is comprised by a veritable “who’s who” in American law.

From Left to Right:

David F. Sorensen, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Antitrust, Defective Drugs and Medical Devices, and Environment & Public Health Departments.  Mr. Sorensen was co-lead trial counsel in Cook v. Rockwell Int’l Corp., No. 90-181 (D. Colo.), which resulted in a $554 million verdict for the plaintiffs, and which ultimately settled in 2017 for $375 million.  Mr. Sorensen has also played a leading role in more than a dozen antitrust cases against pharmaceutical manufacturers who allegedly kept less expensive generic drugs off the market.  Those cases have led to recoveries of more than $1 billion.  Mr. Sorensen also played a major role in State of Connecticut v. Philip Morris, Inc., et al., in which Connecticut recovered approximately $3.6 billion (excluding interest) from certain manufacturers of tobacco products.

Eric L. Cramer, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Antitrust and Commercial Litigation Departments.  Mr. Cramer is a Managing Shareholder of the firm and award-winning antitrust counsel. Mr. Cramer has prosecuted multiple complex antitrust matters is responsible for winning numerous significant settlements for his clients and class members totaling well over $1 billion. He is lead counsel in several antitrust and other litigation matters in a variety of industries and numerous courts across the country. Mr. Cramer is a Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the American Antitrust Institute; a past President of COSAL (Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws); a leading industry group; a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Consumer Antitrust Studies of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law; and a member of the Board of Directors of Public Justice.

Shanon J. Carson, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Consumer Protection, Defective Products, Defective Drugs and Medical Devices, and Employment & Unpaid Wages Departments.  In 2009, Mr. Carson was selected as one of 30 “Lawyers on the Fast Track” in Pennsylvania under the age of 40.  In both 2015 and 2016, Mr. Carson was selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in Pennsylvania, as reported by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Carson currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA) and as a Co-Chair of the PTLA Class Action/Mass Tort Committee.  Mr. Carson has achieved the highest peer-review rating, “AV,” in Martindale-Hubbell, and has received honors and awards from numerous publications.

H. Laddie Montague, Jr., Chairman Emeritus of the Firm and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Antitrust Department.  Mr. Montague and the late David Berger founded the firm in 1970. Mr. Montague has been repeatedly singled out by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the top antitrust attorneys in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He is lauded for his stewardship of the firm’s antitrust department, referred to as “the dean of the Bar,” stating that his peers in the legal profession hold him in the “highest regard,” and explicitly praised for, among other things, his “fair minded[ness].”  He also is or has been listed in Lawdragon 500, An International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers, and The Legal 500: United States (Litigation). He has repeatedly been selected by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the top 100 lawyers in Pennsylvania.

Merrill G. Davidoff, Chairman Emeritus of the Firm and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Antitrust, Commodities and Financial Instruments, Environment & Public Health, and Securities & Investor Protection Departments.  Mr. Davidoff has litigated and tried a wide range of antitrust, commodities, securities and environmental class actions. Mr. Davidoff was co-lead trial counsel in Cook v. Rockwell Int’l Corp., No. 90-181 (D. Colo.), which settled in 2017 for $375 million. Mr. Davidoff also concentrates his practice in representation for commodities futures and options traders as well as derivatives matters.  He was co-lead counsel for the customer class in In re MF Global Holdings Limited Investment Litigation, which settled for well over a billion dollars and resulted in the recovery and return of 100% of lost customer funds after MF Global’s October 31, 2011 collapse.

Sherrie R. Savett, Chairwoman of the Firm and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation, Securities & Investor Protection, and Whistleblower/False Claims Act Departments.  Ms. Savett has practiced in the area of securities litigation and class actions since 1975.  She serves or has served as lead or co-lead counsel or as a member of the executive committee in a large number of important securities and consumer class actions in federal and state courts across the country, including cases that led to the recovery of well over $1 billion.  Ms. Savett speaks and writes frequently on securities litigation, consumer class actions and False Claims Act litigation.  She was named a “Pennsylvania Top 50 Female Super Lawyer” and/or a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” from 2004 through 2018 by Philadelphia Magazine.

Daniel Berger, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Environment & Public Health and Government Representation Departments.  Over the last two decades, Mr. Berger has been involved in complicated commercial litigation including class action securities, antitrust, consumer protection and bankruptcy cases. Mr. Berger has frequently represented public institutional investors in securities litigation, including representing the state pension funds of Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey in both individual and class action litigation.  He also represents Pennsylvania and New Jersey on important environmental litigation involving contamination of groundwater by gasoline manufacturers and marketers. For his work, Mr. Berger has been recognized by the Law360 publication as a “titan” of the plaintiffs’ Bar (“Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar: Daniel Berger” Law360, September 23, 2014).

Todd S. Collins, Chair of the Firm’s Employee Benefits and ERISA Department.  Mr. Collins has served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel in numerous large and complex class action cases, including litigation on behalf of securities purchasers, shareholders, trust beneficiaries, and retirement plan participants and beneficiaries. In addition, Mr. Collins has served as lead or co-lead counsel in several of the leading cases asserting the ERISA rights of 401(k) plan participants. Mr. Collins is also at the forefront of litigation designed to achieve meaningful corporate governance reform, including the successful resolution of two recent landmark cases in which corporate therapeutics were at the core of the relief obtained.