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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 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 funds, 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 (S.D.N.Y.).

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 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.