Michael Dell'Angelo litigates complex cases, primarily for
plaintiffs, throughout the country.
The National Law Journal recently featured Mr. Dell'Angelo in
its profile of Berger & Montague for a special annual report
entitled "Plaintiffs' Hot List." The National Law Journal's Hot
List identifies the top plaintiff practices in the country. The Hot
List profile focused on Mr. Dell'Angelo's role in the MF
Global litigation (In re MF Global Holding Ltd. Inv.
Litig., No. 12-MD-2338-VM (S.D.N.Y.)). In MF
Global, Mr. Dell'Angelo represented former commodity account
holders seeking to recover approximately $1.6 billion of secured
customer funds after the highly publicized collapse of MF Global, a
major commodities brokerage. At the outset of this high-risk
litigation, the odds appeared grim: MF Global had declared
bankruptcy, leaving the corporate officers, a bank, and a commodity
exchange as the only prospect for the recovery of class's
misappropriated funds. Nonetheless, four years later, a result few
would have believed possible was achieved. Through a series of
settlements, the former commodity account holders recovered
more than 100 percent of their missing fund, totaling
over $1.6 billion.
Mr. Dell'Angelo serves as co-lead counsel or class counsel in
numerous cases alleging price-fixing or other wrongdoing affecting
a variety of financial instruments including: In re Commodity
Exchange, Inc., Gold Futures And Options Trading Litig.,
1:14-MD-2548-VEC (S.D.N.Y); In re Platinum and Palladium
Antitrust Litig., No. 14-cv-09391-GHW (S.D.N.Y.);
Baker et al v. Bank of America Corp., et al.,
1:16-cv-07512-LGS (S.D.N.Y.); In re Libor-Based Financial
Instruments Antitrust Litig., No. 11-md-2262 (S.D.N.Y.);
In re North Sea Brent Crude Oil Futures Litig., No.
13-md-2475 (S.D.N.Y.); In re Crude Oil Commodity Futures
Litig., No. 11-cv-3600 (S.D.N.Y.); and In re London
Silver Fixing, Ltd. Antitrust Litig., No. 14-md-2573
Mr. Dell'Angelo also represents relators in SEC "whistleblower"
actions and serves as co-lead counsel in a variety of non-financial
instrument cases including: Le et al. v. Zuffa, LLC,
No. 15-1045 (D. Nev.) (alleging the Ultimate Fighting Championship
("UFC") obtained illegal monopoly power of the market for Mixed
Martial Arts promotions and monopsony power of MMA fighters); and
In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litig., No. 13-2437
(E.D. Pa.) (alleging an anticompetitive conspiracy to monopolize
the price of drywall).
Mr. Dell'Angelo has been recognized consistently as a
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, a distinction conferred upon him
annually since 2007. He is regularly invited to speak at
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and other seminars and
conferences, both locally and abroad. As such, in response to his
recent CLE, "How to Deal with the Rambo Litigator", Mr. Dell'Angelo
was singled out as "One of the best CLE speakers [attendees] have
had the pleasure to see." He formerly served as the Third Circuit
Editor of the American Bar Association's quarterly publication,
Class Action and Derivative Suits.
Prior to joining Berger & Montague, Mr. Dell'Angelo
concentrated his practice in antitrust, securities and complex
commercial litigation at Miller Faucher and Cafferty LLP. While at
Miller Faucher, Mr. Dell'Angelo also practiced before the Federal
Trade Commission. Early in his career, Mr. Dell'Angelo devoted a
substantial portion of his practice to the prosecution of numerous
class action law suits on behalf of survivors of slave labor during
the Holocaust. These suits, against German companies, resulted in a
$5.2 billion German Foundation to pay Nazi-era claims.
Mr. Dell'Angelo's pro bono work includes the representation of
an Alabama death row inmate. That representation resulted in a
reversal of the client's sentencing by the Eleventh Circuit and a
grant of a writ of habeas corpus vacating the client's death
Mr. Dell'Angelo graduated from Connecticut College (B.A. 1994)
and The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
While in law school, Mr. Dell'Angelo served as a law clerk for
the Honorable Richard A. Levie (Ret.), Superior Court, D.C.,
Presiding Judge, Civil Division.