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Roberta D. Liebenberg - Fine Kaplan and Black, RPC


Roberta Liebenberg - Profile


P: 215-567-6565


Philadelphia, PA


Class Actions
Complex Commercial Litigation
White Collar Criminal Litigation


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District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Lifetime Achievement Award, The Legal Intelligencer, 2015
Outstanding Women Lawyers, National Law Journal, 2015
Outstanding Achievement Award, Chambers Women in Law Awards, 2014
Outstanding Contributions to Gender Diversity and Equality, Chambers Women in Law Awards, 2013
Florence K. Murray Award, National Association of Women Judges, 2012


American Bar Association 

Co-Chair, Commission on Governance, August 2013-Present

ABA Gender Equity Task Force, August 2012-August 2013, Chair, 2012-2013

Presidential Appointments Committee, Chair, 2011-2012

Litigation Section

Council Member, 2001
Co-Chair, Multi-District Litigation Committee, 2009-2011
Co-Chair, Fellows Program 2005-2006, 2007-2008
Co-Chair, ABA Resource, 2003-2005, 2012-2013

Co-Chair, Strategic Planning and Implementation Task Force, 2011-2012
Co-Director of Divisions, 1998-1999
Division Director, 1992-1994
Co-Chair, Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee, 1990-1992 

Antitrust Section

Vice Chair, Trial Practice 2012-present

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Board of Governors, 2000-2003
House of Delegates, 1995-Present

Philadelphia Bar Association

Co-Chair, Women in the Profession Committee, 2005-2007
Co-Chair, Antitrust Committee, 2002-2007 and 1993-1997
Co-Chair, Historical Society, 2010-Present
Co-Chair, Committee on Gender, Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Justice System, 1998-2000
Co-Chair, Task Force on Gender Fairness in the Civil Justice System, 1997-1999


Chair, 2013-Present
Vice-Chair, 2011-2013

Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness

Member, 2005-Present
Co-Chair, 2012-2015
Chair, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims Committee, 2004-2011

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System

Co-Chair, Gender Bias Committee, 2000-2003

Vision 2020

Visionary Delegate, 2010-Present
Vice-Chair and Leadership Circle

Center for Women in Law, University of Texas School of Law

Leader-in-Residence, May 2012-Present
Chair, 2011 Women's Power Summit on Law and Leadership

National Association of Women Lawyers Foundation

Board member, 2010-2014

Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association 

President, 1976-1977


Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, J.D. magna cum laude

Law Review: Notes Editor, Catholic University Law Review, 1975

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A, with Distinction


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Roberta (Bobbi) Liebenberg, a senior partner at Fine, Kaplan and Black, practices in antitrust and complex commercial litigation, class actions, and white collar defense. She has held leadership roles for the plaintiff classes in numerous complex antitrust and consumer class actions. For example, she served as one of trial counsel for the plaintiff class in In re Urethanes [Polyether Polyols] Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1616 (D. Kan.). After a four-week trial, a jury returned a verdict for the class against The Dow Chemical Company in excess of $400 million, prior to trebling. After accounting for pre-trial settlements with other defendants of $139 million, the Court entered a final judgment for the class in the amount of $1.06 billion. This was the largest judgment ever awarded in a price-fixing case. While the case was pending on appeal in the United States Supreme Court, Dow agreed to a settlement for $835 million, the largest settlement ever recovered in a price-fixing case from a single defendant. Ms. Liebenberg was appointed by the Court as Lead Counsel for the End-Payer Plaintiff Class in In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2724 (E.D. Pa.).  She has also defended major corporations in significant antitrust actions and complex litigation, including Southwest Airlines.

She serves on the board of the ABA Retirement Funds and the American Antitrust Institute. She is the Co-Chair of the ABA Presidential Initiative on Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law. She previously twice served as Chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession; was the first Chair of the ABA Gender Equity Task Force; Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession; and Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Women in the Profession Committee.  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appointed her as Co-Chair of the Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness, and it previously appointed her to its Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System.  She is a co-founder and Chair of DirectWomen, the only organization devoted to increasing the representation of women attorneys on public company boards.  She was appointed as a Leader-in-Residence at the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas School of Law.  She has twice been named by Best Lawyers as the Philadelphia "Antitrust Lawyer of the Year." She has also been named four times as one of the "Top 10 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania," and is the only woman ever to be included on that distinguished list. In 2015, the National Law Journal named her as one of the country's 75 most "Outstanding Women Lawyers." Previously, in 2007, the National Law Journal  listed her as one of its "50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America."  In 2017,  she received the Martha Fay Africa Golden Hammer Award from the ABA Law Practice Division. She was named as a 2016 recipient of the prestigious Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, which is the highest award bestowed on a woman attorney by the ABA.  She was named as a "Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania" by former Governor Edward Rendell; received the Florence K. Murray Award from the National Association of Women Judges; the Sandra Day O'Connor Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association; and the Lynette Norton Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  She also received both the Lifetime Achievement Award  and the Distinguished Leader Award from The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia's daily legal newspaper. Chambers Women in Law has conferred upon her its "Outstanding Achievement Award" as well as its Award for "Outstanding Contributions to Gender Diversity and Equality. She also received the "Sharing Her Passion Award" from the Ms. JD organization.

She has spoken extensively around the country and has written on a wide range of issues concerning diversity and inclusiveness in the profession and society at large.