Sarah R. Schalman-Bergen is a senior associate in the Antitrust
and Employment Law practice groups at Berger & Montague. She
splits her practice between antitrust class action litigation and
class and collective action employment litigation. Ms.
Schalman-Bergen has extensive litigation experience in both state
and federal courts, including significant appellate experience.
In the Employment Law practice group, Ms. Schalman-Bergen's
practice focuses on wage and hour class and collective actions as
well as class action discrimination lawsuits under state and
federal law. Specifically, Ms. Schalman-Bergen has worked on all
aspects of wage and hour overtime lawsuits throughout the country,
representing employees whose employers do not pay them properly in
different industries, including at meat and poultry plants, at fast
food restaurants, in white collar jobs and in the government.
In the Antitrust practice group, Ms. Schalman-Bergen has had an
active role in prosecuting complex cases, including multidistrict
litigation. Specifically, Ms. Schalman-Bergen has worked on cases
involving anticompetitive practices in the pharmaceutical industry
as well as in the online DVD rental market.
Ms. Schalman-Bergen also maintains an active pro
bono practice. She serves as volunteer of
counsel to the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania. Through her
role there, Ms. Schalman-Bergen litigates HIV discrimination cases,
as well as other cases impacting the rights of people living with
Prior to joining Berger & Montague, Ms. Schalman-Bergen
practiced in the litigation department at a large Philadelphia firm
where she represented clients in a variety of industries in complex
commercial litigation. During law school, Ms. Schalman-Bergen
served as an executive editor for the Harvard Civil
Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.