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Russ Henkin

Of Counsel
P: 215.875.4637
F: 215.875.4604
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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 other fields.

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 Employment Law.

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 other fields.

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 Employment Law.