H. Laddie Montague, Jr. is a graduate of the University of
Pennsylvania (B.A. 1960) and the Dickinson School of Law (L.L.B.
1963) where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the
Dickinson Law Review. He is currently Chairman
of the Board of Governors for Dickinson School of Law of Penn State
University. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the
firm having joined its predecessor David Berger, P.A. at its
inception in 1970. Mr. Montague was Chairman of the Firm from
2003 to 2016. As of January 1, 2017, Mr. Montague is now Chairman
Emeritus and a Managing Shareholder, in addition to his continuing
work as Chairman of the Antitrust Department.
In addition to being one of the courtroom trial counsel for
plaintiffs in the mandatory punitive damage class action in the
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation, Mr. Montague has
served as lead or co-lead counsel in many class actions, including
In re Infant Formula Antitrust Litigation (1993) and
Bogosian v. Gulf Oil Corp. (1984), a nationwide class
action against thirteen major oil companies. Mr. Montague was
co-lead counsel for the State of Connecticut in its litigation
against the tobacco industry.
Mr. Montague was one of four co-lead counsel in In re
Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation, M.D.L.
997 (N.D. Ill.) and was one of three co-lead counsel in In Re
High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation, M.D.L. No.
1087 (C.D. Ill.). In addition to the Exxon Valdez Oil
Spill Litigation, he has tried several complex, protracted
cases to jury, including two class actions: In re
Master Key Antitrust Litigation (1977) and In re
Corrugated Container Antitrust Litigation (1980). For
his work as trial counsel in the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Litigation, Mr. Montague shared the Trial Lawyers for
Public Justice 1995 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.
Mr. Montague has been repeatedly singled out by Chambers
USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the
top antitrust attorneys in the City of Philadelphia. He is
lauded for his stewardship of the firm's antitrust department,
referred to as "the dean of the Bar," stating that his peers in the
legal profession hold him in the "highest regard," and explicitly
praised for, among other things, his "fair minded[ness]." His
is also listed in Lawdragon 500, An
International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers, and
The Legal 500: United States (Litigation).
Mr. Montague has been invited and made presentation at the
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (Paris,
2006); the European Commission and International Bar Association
Seminar (Brussels, 2007); the Canadian Bar Association, Competition
Section (Ottawa, 2008); and the 2010 Competition Law & Policy
A frequent lecturer on class action litigation, Mr. Montague has
presented for the Practicing Law Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar
Institute and other groups, including the Antitrust Section of the
American Bar Association. He has taught a Complex Litigation
course at Temple University's Beasley School of Law and has been a
panelist at the Federal Bench-Bar Conference for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Montague was a member of the
1984 faculty of the Columbia Law School Continuing Legal
Educational Program entitled "The Trial of an Antitrust Case."
Mr. Montague has testified before Congress with respect to
antitrust and business fraud legislation, including the Racketeer
Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO"). He is
currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Antitrust &
Trade Regulation Report published by the Bureau of National
Prominent Judgments & Settlements