Berger Montague Elects Michael Dell’Angelo New Member of Firm’s Executive Committee, Elevates Shareholder Ruthanne Gordon to Chief Administrative Officer
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16, 2019 – Berger Montague is proud to announce that the firm has elected Michael Dell’Angelo as the newest member of its Executive Committee. The firm has also selected Shareholder Ruthanne Gordon to serve as its first Chief Administrative Officer. Both roles went into effect on January 1, 2019.
Mr. Dell’Angelo has been with the firm for over 18 years. During that time, he has distinguished himself as a leader in multiple areas, including business development. “In addition to being a smart, aggressive litigator across a wide array of substantive fields, Michael is creative, entrepreneurial, and business-minded,” said new firm Chairman Eric L. Cramer. “With Michael in place as an integral part of our leadership team, we anticipate expanded business opportunities and growth for the firm in the years to come.”
Mr. Dell’Angelo serves as co-chair of the firm’s Commodities & Financial Instruments and Securities & Investor Protection practice groups and is active in numerous practice groups throughout the firm. He has a diverse portfolio, prosecuting antitrust, commodities, securities, qui tam, consumer, and complex commercial cases. His practice also includes the successful defense of commercial, securities, and antitrust cases in state and federal courts.
In addition to promoting Mr. Dell’Angelo, Berger Montague also created a Chief Administrative Officer position and selected long-time Shareholder Ruthanne Gordon to serve in that role. “Ruthanne is not only a top-notch litigator and business developer; she has long stood out amongst her peers for her leadership qualities and her ability to oversee a myriad of management activities,” said Mr. Cramer. Ms. Gordon will continue to litigate cases and undertake business development activities alongside her CAO role.
The CAO will work in close collaboration with the Firm Chair, Management and Executive Committees, and the Firm Administrator on matters relating to Berger Montague’s administration and management. According to Mr. Cramer, “The firm has grown substantially in recent years, having moved its headquarters in Philadelphia to 1818 Market Street, and opened offices in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. It was time that our management team grew to meet our new business reality.”
Ms. Gordon’s 36 years at Berger Montague have been marked by her leadership in a variety of areas both within the firm and as a litigator, as well as by her entrepreneurship. While currently a member of the firm’s Antitrust practice group, she has also worked on environmental, securities, and derivative cases. Ms. Gordon has played a lead role in litigation involving a wide range of industries, including the credit card, chemical products, real estate, computer, public utilities, environmental services, tobacco, biotechnology, and healthcare industries, among others.
She has repeatedly been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, has received the highest peer-review rating, “AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5” in Martindale-Hubbell, and was selected for the inaugural edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™. Ms. Gordon has served as a panelist at the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Spring Meeting and other panels, addressing key issues that arise in the prosecution and defense of an antitrust class action lawsuit.
Berger Montague is a national law firm headquartered in Philadelphia with additional offices in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. The firm litigates complex civil cases and class actions in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Berger Montague has played lead roles in major cases for 49 years, resulting in recoveries of over $30 billion for its clients.