Berger Montague Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer To Speak At The 2017 American Bar Association Section Of Antitrust Spring Meeting
Philadelphia, PA, January 31, 2017. Berger Montague Managing Shareholder Eric L. Cramer will speak at the 2017 American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Spring Meeting, which will be held in Washington, DC, from March 28 – 31, 2017. Mr. Cramer will be speaking on a panel entitled “Samples and Averages: When Are They Classy?” He will address issues relating to use of economic and other statistical evidence in support of class certification in antitrust class actions. The session, which begins at 9 a.m. on March 29, includes antitrust lawyers and economists.
Mr. Cramer is a managing shareholder of Berger Montague 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.
The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law is the leading professional organization for antitrust and competition law, trade regulation, consumer protection, and economics. Its members include attorneys and non-lawyers from private law firms, in-house counsel, nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, federal and state government agencies, as well as judges, professors, and law students.
Since its founding in 1970, Berger Montague has litigated many of the most significant civil antitrust cases alleging price fixing and monopoly abuse. The firm has also played a principal role in obtaining over one billion dollars in settlements from drug companies alleged to have impeded the entry of generics and artificially inflated drug prices. As a result of its successes and the skill, reputation, and experience of the firm’s antitrust lawyers, Berger Montague is routinely appointed by federal courts to serve in leadership roles in complex antitrust class action cases.