Montague accepts invitation to address graduating law class

H. Laddie Montague Jr. will deliver the keynote address at the 2007 commencement ceremony, to be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, on the lawn in front of the Old West building on the campus of Dickinson College.

A noted Philadelphia lawyer and trial attorney, Montague is a managing principal and shareholder of Berger & Montague P.C. and chair of the firm's Antitrust Department. Chambers USA's America's Leading Lawyers for Business has regularly recognized Montague as one of the nation's top antitrust attorneys. He has served as lead or co-lead counsel in several significant class actions, including the mandatory punitive damage class action in the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation and the class actions In re Master Key Antitrust Litigation (1977), In re Corrugated Container Antitrust Litigation (1980), Bogosian v. Gulf Oil Corp. (1984), In re Infant Formula Antitrust Litigation (1993), In re Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation (2000), and In Re High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation (2006). Additionally, Montague was the co-lead counsel for the state of Connecticut in its litigation against the tobacco industry.

Montague is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a director of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and he was co-recipient of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice 1995 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. He has testified before Congress on issues involving antitrust and business fraud legislation and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report, published by the Bureau of National Affairs.

Montague, who earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania before graduating from the Dickinson School of Law, served as chairman of the law achool's Board of Governors during a critical period between 2004 and 2005 that defined the law school's relationship with the University. His high standing with traditional law school constituencies and his commitment to excellence for the law school resulted in the agreement to establish a new law school presence in University Park while preserving the law school's traditional home in Carlisle.

A supporter of the law school, Montague previously established the H. Laddie Montague Jr. chair in law, currently held by human rights scholar Tiyanjana Maluwa. Montague also serves as chairman of the Dickinson Law Association and as a member of the Law School's Board of Counselors. In recognition of his recent pledge of $4 million to the law school's Carlisle capital campaign and his determined efforts on behalf of The Dickinson School of Law, Penn State will be naming the law school's new unified library in both Carlisle and University Park the H. Laddie Montague Jr. Law Library.

Last Updated July 22, 2015