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Harold Berger Receives National Lifetime Achievement Award From Marquis Who’s Who

DATE: August 30, 2018

Harold Berger has received a National Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.

This award recognizes “individuals who have achieved distinction in their profession or industry and have excelled for a period of over 20 years.” Recipients of the award must have been selected for listing in a Marquis Who’s Who publication for over 20 years, have a record of published articles and have received awards outside of Marquis Who’s Who.

As his biography in Who’s Who in American Law outlines, Berger has received numerous awards including the Inaugural Lifetime Commitment Award from the University of Pennsylvania Law School recognizing graduates who “through their lifetime of service and commitment to Penn Law have truly set a new standard of excellence”. He is also a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Legal Intelligencer recognizing figures who have had a distinct impact on the legal community and “represent the best that the Pennsylvania Law community has to offer”; the Special Service award of the Pennsylvania State Conference of Trial Judges; a Special Federal Bar Association Presidential award for service to the Federal and State Judiciary and an American Bar Association Presidential Program Award.

Long active in national bar activities, Berger has served as Chair of the Aerospace Law Committees of the American, Federal and Inter-American Bar Associations and in recognition of the impact and importance of his scholarly work was elected to the International Academy of Astronautics in Paris.

A graduate of both the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Law School at Penn, Berger serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of Penn’s School of Engineering, as chair of the Friends of Biddle Law Library of Penn Law and is a member of the Executive Board of the Center of Ethics and Rule of Law of Penn Law School. He also serves on the Academic Life Committee of Penn Engineering.

As his biographies in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the World outline, Berger is the author of numerous law review articles, has lectured extensively before Bar Associations and at universities and has served as chair of the International Conferences on Global Interdependence held at Princeton University.

He is a former Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge and one of the founders of Berger & Montague, P.C. He is past chair of the Federal Bar Association’s National Committee on the Federal and State Judiciary and has served as President of the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District Chapter.

He is a permanent member of the Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and has served as Chair of both Judicial Selection and International Law Committees of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He has also served as National Chair o the FBA’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee.

Long active in diverse community and inter-faith endeavors, Berger serves as a Lifetime Honorary Trustee of the Federation of Jewish Charities of Greater Philadelphia, as a Director of the National Museum of American Jewish History, as A Charter Fellow of the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association, as a member of the Hamilton Circle of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and as a National Director of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) in its endeavors to assist refugees and indigent souls of all faiths. He is the recipient of the “Children of the American Dream” award of HIAS for his “leadership in the civic, legal academic and Jewish communities.”

Berger has served as chair of Aerospace Law Conferences held at the University of Pennsylvania and at Princeton University. He has also served as chair of the International Conferences of Aerospace Law held in Caracas, Venezuela, Bogota, Columbia and San Jose, Costa Rica sponsored by the Inter-American and Federal Bar Associations.

He has participated in many national litigation matters of complex nature including In Re: Three Mile Litigation where he served as liaison counsel and in the Exxon Oil Spill Litigation where he served on the case management team and as co-chair of the discovery committee. He was also honored by inclusion in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering being one of the few attorneys selected for inclusion in both Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. He is the recipient of the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell American Legal Directory.

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