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H. Laddie Montague Jr.

Chairman Emeritus & Managing Shareholder
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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 Forum (Ontario).

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 Affairs.

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