Daniel Berger graduated with honors from Princeton University and Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone academic scholar. He is presently a senior member and shareholder of the firm, for which he serves as a Managing Shareholder. Over the last 25 years, he has been involved in complicated commercial litigation including class action securities, antitrust, and bankruptcy cases. In addition, he has prosecuted several important environmental, mass tort and civil rights cases during this period. He currently leads the firm’s practice involving the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, including handling several landmark cases involving the suppression of generic competition in the pharmaceutical industry which have been successfully resolved. In civil rights area, he has been counsel in informed consent cases involving biomedical research and human experimentation by federal and state governmental entities. He also co-chairs the firm’s antitrust department and leads the firm’s employment discrimination practice area.
Mr. Berger has frequently represented public institutional investors in securities litigation, including representing the state pension funds of Pennsylvania and New Jersey in both individual and class action litigation. He led his firm’s efforts on behalf of the City of Philadelphia in the Ikon securities class action, resulting in a recovery of $111 million. He has also litigated securities opt-out cases, obtaining large premiums over class recoveries, including on behalf of the state pension funds of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the AOL/Time Warner litigation.
Mr. Berger has a background in the study of economics, having done graduate level work in applied micro-economics and macro-economic theory, the business cycle and economic history. He has published law review articles in the Yale Law Journal, the Duke University Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems, the University of San Francisco Law Review and the New York Law School Law Review and worked with the American Law Institute/American Bar Association program on continuing legal education. He has been affiliated with the Kennedy School of Government through the Shorenstein Center of Media and Public Policy at Harvard University. He is currently a partner of the Democracy Alliance and extensively involved in progressive politics in this country on a national, state and local level.
Mr. Berger has been active in city government in Philadelphia and was a member of the Mayor's Cultural Advisory Council, advising the Mayor of Philadelphia on arts policy, and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund which was responsible for all City grants to arts organizations. Mr. Berger was also a member of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, one of the State organizations through which the NEA makes grants. Mr. Berger is also an author and journalist who has published in The Nation magazine and reviewed books for the Philadelphia Inquirer.