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. where he specializes in complex commercial litigation, and particularly antitrust and consumer law. He was lead counsel in In re Linerboard Antitrust Litigation, which resulted in what was then the largest antitrust recovery in the Third Circuit, and in Faloney v. Wachovia Bank, which resulted in the largest consumer fraud recovery within the Circuit. In Wachovia, close to 700,000 victims of mass market frauds recovered all of their damages, over $150 million. Howard has been a visiting fellow at the Centre for Competition Law and Policy at Oxford (2009) and a guest professor at the University of Tokyo Law School (2014). He is the author of The Competition Law of the United States published by Wolters Kluwer. Howard has specialized recently in the area of antitrust law relating to patents in the pharmaceutical industry and has taught advanced seminars on that subject. In 2016 Howard shared the award of the American Antitrust Institute for the Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement In Private Law Practice.
His firm has been dedicated to law in the public interest. He and his colleagues have been the recipients of the Equal Justice Award of Community Legal Services, the Social Justice Award of the Jewish Social Policy Network and the Pro Bono Award of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. The firm’s commercial/public interest model was featured as an exemplar in the Penn Law Journal. The firm used a portion of its recovery in Faloney to establish the Langer Grogan & Diver Social Justice Fellowship at the Law School.
- Civil Litigation
- Class Actions
Managing Partner, Langer, Grogan & Diver, P.C. 1717 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103