Phyllis Maza Parker


Phyllis Maza Parker is a shareholder at Berger Montague. She concentrates her practice primarily on complex securities class action litigation, representing both individual and institutional investors. Her practice also includes commercial litigation.

Russell D. Paul


Russell Paul is a shareholder in the Securities, Consumer Protection, Qui Tam/Whistleblower, Corporate Governance/Shareholder Rights and Commercial Litigation practice groups at Berger Montague. He concentrates his practice on securities class actions and derivative suits, complex securities and commercial litigation matters, False Claims Act suits and consumer class actions.

Elizabeth W. Peterson

Staff Attorney

Elizabeth W. Peterson is a staff attorney at Berger Montage, where she is a member of the firm’s Consumer Protection practice group. Ms. Peterson primarily focuses on consumer class actions concerning financial and credit reporting practices.

Alexandra K. Piazza


Alexandra Koropey Piazza is an associate at Berger Montague, where she is a member of the firm’s Employment Law, Consumer Protection and Lending Practices & Borrowers’ Rights practice groups. In the Employment Law practice group, Ms. Piazza primarily focuses on wage and hour class and collective actions arising under state and federal law.

Barbara A. Podell


Barbara A. Podell is a shareholder in the Securities practice group at Berger Montague. She concentrates her practice on securities class action litigation. Ms. Podell was one of the firm’s senior attorneys representing the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System (“SERS”) as the lead plaintiff in the In re CIGNA Corp. Sec. Litig., No. 02-CV-8088 (E.D. Pa.), a federal securities fraud class action in which SERS moved for, and was appointed, lead plaintiff.

Jacob M. Polakoff

Senior Associate

Jacob M. Polakoff is a Senior Associate at Berger Montague Since joining the Firm in 2006, he has concentrated his practice on the prosecution of class actions and other complex litigation, including the representation of plaintiffs in consumer protection, securities and commercial cases.

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