Securities & Investor Protection
Since 1970, Berger Montague has represented institutional, governmental and individual investors in some of the largest and most significant securities litigation in the United States, recovering billions of dollars for our clients.
Berger Montague’s Securities & Investor Protection Group includes many accomplished litigators and a cadre of paralegals, analysts, investigators and support staff. Depth and versatility of talent are among our law firm’s greatest strengths. Whether in litigation, mediation or arbitration, or on behalf of an individual client or a class, we fully commit our resources and experience to maximizing recoveries. We are always ready, willing and able to take cases to trial, and defense lawyers know this. In fact, Berger Montague is one of the few firms in the country that has actually tried securities class action cases and won a substantial jury verdict. We also believe that a well-prepared case should be amenable to dispute resolution prior to trial, and our record of achieving excellent settlements for our clients speaks for itself.
Since the enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “PSLRA”), Berger Montague has successfully represented many institutional and governmental investors, including state and city pension funds, pension trusts and other private investment vehicles in the United States and abroad. We also advocate the rights of individual investors, both high-net-worth and those of modest means, and have obtained outstanding settlements for the classes they represent in many high-profile cases.
Several of our Securities & Investor Protection Group lawyers also hold degrees in finance and/or accounting and are licensed public accountants. Their skills as part of our securities litigation team are invaluable in actions involving auditing issues. One of Berger Montague’s senior attorneys has developed highly specialized expertise in the analysis of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Other litigators at our firm have significant experience in corporate governance matters and “going-private” litigation. Yet another senior shareholder has been performing complex securities valuation and damage analyses for more than 20 years and is a nationally recognized expert in that field.
In federal and state securities litigation, Berger Montague has represented many institutional and governmental investors. For example, our clients have included some of the largest retirement systems in the country, such as Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Louisiana and Ohio, and numerous cities and municipalities, including the City of Philadelphia. Berger Montague also represents numerous individual investors.
Our Results in Securities Class Actions Speak for Themselves
Berger Montague’s Securities & Investor Protection Group attorneys have served as lead counsel in many of the largest securities class action settlements recorded in the United States, including, for example:
- Merrill Lynch ($475 million);
- Rite Aid ($334 million);
- Waste Management ($220 million);
- Sunbeam ($142 million);
- IKON ($111 million);
- Medaphis/Deloitte ($96.5 million);
- Fleming Companies ($94 million);
- Cigna ($93 million);
- Melridge ($88.2 million jury verdict);
- Xcel Energy ($80 million);
- Alcatel ($75 million);
- Sotheby’s Holdings ($70 million);
- KLA Tencor ($65 million);
- Sepracor ($52.5 million); and
- Safety-Kleen ($44.5 million).
No Fees Without Recovery
Berger Montague often litigates securities cases on a contingent fee basis, so plaintiffs and the class do not pay attorneys’ fees or court costs unless there is a recovery.
Contact Us to Learn More or to Report a Possible Securities Fraud
We invite you to learn more about our Securities & Investor Protection Group. Berger Montague welcomes referrals from other law firms and attorneys. If you have information about a fraud affecting institutional, individual or governmental investors, or to schedule a confidential discussion about a potential case, please fill out the contact form on the right, email us at [email protected], or contact a Securities & Investor Protection Group shareholder. We are available to evaluate potential securities fraud cases without charge.