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Michael C. Dell'Angelo

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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 of Berger & Montague focused on two of Mr. Dell'Angelo's most recent successes, including a settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co., for $100 million in cash and other relief, stemming from the bank's role in the collapse of commodities broker MF Global.  In total, the complex settlement will enable the MF Global trustee to distribute about $1 billion to MF Global's former commodity customers whom Mr. Dell'Angelo represents.  The profile also featured settlements totaling $163.5 million in In re Titanium Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:10-cv-00318-RDB (D. Md.), an antitrust class action against five major producers of titanium dioxide in which Mr. Dell'Angelo participated as class counsel.  Mr. Dell'Angelo was also recently appointed to serve as interim co-lead counsel in In re Gold Fixing Antitrust and Commodity Exchange Act Litigation, No. 1:14-cv-02213 (S.D.N.Y.).

Mr. Dell'Angelo's practice is not confined to a particular area of the law or of the country. He has recently handled a variety of "bet the company" cases around the country ranging from complex commercial disputes to securities litigation to antitrust matters.

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 sentence.

Mr. Dell'Angelo graduated from Connecticut College (B.A. 1994) and The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (J.D. 1997).

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.