Daniel Berger is a principal at Grant & Eisenhofer. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Berger was a partner at two major plaintiffs’ class action firms in New York, where he litigated complex securities and discrimination class actions for twenty-two years.
Mr. Berger’s experience includes trying three 10b-5 securities class actions to jury verdicts, which are among very few such cases ever tried, as well as trials in Delaware Chancery Court. He served as principal lead counsel in many of the largest securities litigation cases in history, achieving successful recoveries for classes of investors in cases including In re JPMorgan Chase & Co. Securities Litigation ($150 million); In re Merck Vytorin/Zetia Securities Litigation ($215 million); In re Cendant Corp. Securities Litigation ($3.3 billion); In re Lucent Technologies, Inc. Securities Litigation ($675 million); In re Bristol-Myers Squibb Securities Litigation ($300 million); In re Daimler Chrysler A.G. Securities Litigation ($300 million); In re Conseco, Inc. Securities Litigation ($120 million); In re Symbol Technologies Securities Litigation ($139 million); and In re OM Group Securities Litigation ($92 million).
Mr. Berger has successfully argued several appeals that made new law favorable to investors, including In re Suprema Specialties, Inc. Securities Litigation, 438 F.3d 256 (3d Cir. 2005); McCall v. Scott, 250 F.3d 997 (6th Cir. 2001) and Fine v. American Solar King Corp., 919 F.2d 290 (5th Cir. 1990.) In addition, Mr. Berger was lead class counsel in many important discrimination class actions, in particular Roberts v. Texaco, Inc., where he represented African-American employees of Texaco and achieved the then largest settlement ($175 million) of a race discrimination class action.
Mr. Berger is a member of the faculty of Columbia University School of Law, where he is a Lecturer in Law. He also serves on the Board of Visitors of the Law School. Previously, Mr. Berger was a member of the Board of Managers of Haverford College from 2000-2003. He is a member of the Board of Directors (and was Board co-Chair) of the GO Project, a not-for profit organization that provides academic support for New York City public school students. He also serves on the Board of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, a public-private partnership that operates and preserves one of New York City’s great parks.
Mr. Berger is a 1976 graduate of Haverford College, and graduated in 1979 from Columbia University School of Law.
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