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Eugene A. Spector

Eugene A. Spector
Eugene A. Spector
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
phone (215) 496-0300
fax (215) 496-6611
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Eugene Spector, founding partner of Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis, P.C., is nationally recognized for his work on behalf of class action plaintiffs.

He has handled many high profile cases, including such antitrust class actions as In re Linerboard Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1261 (E.D. Pa.), in which he was co-lead counsel and which settled for more than $200 million, the largest antitrust case settlement ever in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where Judge Dubois stated: "The Court has repeatedly stated that the lawyering in this case at every stage was superb ..." 2004 WL 1221350, *6 (E.D. Pa. June 2, 2004). Mr. Spector was also co-lead counsel in In re Relafen Antitrust Litigation, No. 01-12239 (D. Mass.), in which a settlement of $75 million was obtained for the class, which Judge Young described as "the result of a great deal of very fine lawyering." Mr. Spector has been involved in securities class action litigation including Rosenthal v. Dean Witter, which resulted in a landmark decision by the Colorado Supreme Court that recognized, for the first time, that securities fraud could be proved without reliance being alleged. This precedent-setting case was important because under state securities law the reliance element sometimes proved difficult, especially when large numbers of people were involved in a class action suit. Mr. Spector is currently serving as co-lead counsel in such antitrust cases as McDonough v. Babies 'R Us, et al (In re Baby Products Antitrust Litigation); In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation; and In re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation.

Before founding Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis, Mr. Spector was a litigator with Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. His additional experience includes establishing and heading the securities litigation section of the Philadelphia-based Gross & Sklar, P.C., and serving as a law clerk to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices Herbert B. Cohen and Alexander F. Barbieri.

Mr. Spector is a member of the American, Federal, and Philadelphia bar associations, as well as the ABA's Antitrust and Litigation Sections and the Securities Law Sub-Committee of the Litigation Section. He is also a member of the Federal Courts Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American Judicature Society. Mr. Spector has also been appointed to membership on the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute and to the Board of Visitors of the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

He earned his undergraduate degree (1965) from Temple University, and his law degree (with honors,1970) from Temple University School of Law, where he served as an editor of The Temple Law Quarterly.

Areas of Practice:
Antitrust Litigation
Class Action Plaintiffs
Securities Litigation
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania, 1971
U.S. Court of Appeals 3d Circuit, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2008
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1980
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1988
U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970
Law Review: Temple Law Quarterly, 1968 - 1970
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1965
Major: History
Published Works:
Philadelphia Taxation: The Amendability of Partnerships and Other Unincorporated Associations to Tax 42 Temple L.Q. 165, 1969
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Philadelphia Bar Association, 1972 – Present
Federal Courts Committee
American Bar Association, 1972 – Present
Member, Litigation Section
American Bar Association, 1972 – Present
Member, Antitrust Section
American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Securities Law Sub-committee
Past Employment Positions:
Gross & Sklar, Partner, 1980 – 1986
Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Attorney, 1972 – 1979
Honorable Herbert B. Cohen and the Honorable Alexander F. Barbieri, Justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1970 – 1971