Howard Langer L'77
Adjunct Professor of Law
Howard Langer has taught Antitrust Law at the Law School since 2001. He is the managing partner of Langer, Grogan & Diver, P.C. He has specialized in complex commercial litigation, and particularly antitrust and consumer law, since graduating the Law School in 1977. He was lead counsel in In re Linerboard Antitrust Litigation, which resulted in the largest antitrust recovery in that Circuit, and in Faloney v. Wachovia Bank, which resulted in the largest consumer fraud recovery within the Circuit. Under the settlement in Wachovia, close to 700,000 victims of mass market frauds reovered all of their damages, over $150 million, and were sent checks without even the need to file a claim. In 2009, Howard was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Competition Law and Policy at Oxford. His treatise,The Competition Law of the United States was published by Wolters Kluwer in 2012.
Howard has specialized recently in the area of antitrust law relating to patents in the pharmaceutical industry and particularly the Hatch Waxman Act, which seeks to coordinate patent and drug regulatory law and has taught advanced seminars on those subjects at the Law School.
His firm has been dedicated to law in the public interest. In 2006, he and his colleagues were the recipients of the Equal Justice Award of Community Legal Services. The firm’s commercial/public interest model was featured in the Spring, 2007 issue of the Penn Law Journal. The firm used a portion of its recovery in Faloney to establish a public interest fellowship at the Law School.
- Civil Litigation
- Class Actions
Managing Partner, Langer, Grogan & Diver, P.C. 1717 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103