Russ Henkin is Of Counsel at Berger Montague. He
concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation in matters
involving stock fraud, class action personal injury, breach of
contract, consumer fraud and lender liability.
Mr. Henkin joined the firm as an associate in 1975 and was
involved in or tried complex civil litigation matters including
fraud, securities, breach of contract, restrictive employment
covenant litigation, eminent domain litigation, and divorce, among
From 1980 through 1991, he was associated with another firm,
also involved in trials of complex civil litigation matters. His
cases included antitrust, bankruptcy litigation and reorganization,
contracts, malpractice, products liability, employment
discrimination, commercial disparagement litigation, business
separation litigation, emotional distress litigation, claims and
defense under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act
("RICO"), stock fraud and foreclosure/workout and other trials.
Representative results included confirmation of a $20 million plan
of reorganization for a psychiatric hospital company, and
successful defense against a $30 million RICO suit.
In June 1991, Mr. Henkin rejoined Berger Montague, where he
tries complex civil matters. He was Co-Lead Counsel in a
class action involving a de-railing of a SEPTA subway train.
He was Lead Counsel in the Provident American Corp. v. The
Lowen Group case (largest individual-client verdict or
settlement in Pennsylvania in 1996). He co-tried a successful
defense of the Thomas Group, Inc. against a $30 million breach of
contract claim (jury verdict for defense, plus verdict for the
client on its counterclaim). He participated on the Steering
Committee for plaintiffs' counsel in the Ford Explorer/Firestone
tires federal class action. He was a member of the
Plaintiffs' Executive Committee in the state court class actions in
New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the "Diet Drugs" (Fen-Phen)
case. He was Co-Lead Counsel for plaintiffs in the
"Volkswagen/Audi Sludge" cases in federal court in
Massachusetts. He was Co-Trial Counsel in the Potok, et
al. v. FGI, et al. Pennsylvania state court non-jury trial
(judgment for plaintiffs on derivative claims, in excess of $7.5
million - on appeal). He participated in documents and
deposition discovery for the plaintiffs in the New Jersey "MTBE"
case. He participated in numerous "FLSA" overtime cases, on
the employees' side, all of which were settled successfully.
Mr. Henkin has been "AV" rated (highest in ability and ethics) for
the last 18 years and this year was rated "AV" in Labor and