Saul Ewing LLP at a Glance


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About Saul Ewing LLP

A regional powerhouse proud of its mastery over the Mid-Atlantic region, Saul Ewing has strong practices in commercial litigation, business and finance, bankruptcy, real estate, higher education, insurance, energy and utilities, environment, public finance, and labor and employment law, among other legal disciplines and practice across 11 East Coast offices.

An Artistic Legacy

In 1863, Philadelphia attorney John G. Johnson, who argued more than 180 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court over the course of his lifetime, founded the law firm that would eventually become Saul Ewing. Johnson's legacy extended beyond his legal acumen and reoccurring appearances before the Nine. Also a passionate art collector, upon his death in 1917, Johnson bequeathed his extensive art collection to the city of Philadelphia. After his death, Johnson's associates formed Pritchard, Saul, Bayard & Evans, which, after a split in 1921, became what is now known as Saul Ewing. The firm's first client was the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), which remains a client to this day. From 2006 through 2008, Frederick D. Strober, a partner in the firm's Real Estate, Environmental and Energy Department, represented PAFA when it purchased The Gross Clinic jointly with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, enabling the famed painting by Thomas Eakins to remain in the city of Philadelphia.

Political Past and Political Present

Saul Ewing has a strong political history that encompasses government, military and civic service and includes one of its attorneys, the late Henry S. Ruth Jr., who served a year (1974) as the Watergate special prosecutor that brought down President Richard Nixon. More recently, firm attorneys have left to assume senior leadership positions in the state governments of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. Former Saul Ewing Managing Partner Stephen S. Aichele left the firm in January 2011 to join Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's Cabinet as General Counsel for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He then served as Gov. Corbett's Chief of Staff. Mr. Aichele rejoined the firm in November 2013.

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Saul Ewing LLP

Centre Square West
1500 Market Street, 38th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 972-7777


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Barry F. Levin
  • Hiring Partner: Gregory J. Wartman
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 262

  • Base Salary
    1st year:  $145,000
    Summer associate:  $2,788.00/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    9 out of 10 (2Ls) (2015) 

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Antitrust • Bankruptcy and Restructuring • Business and Finance • Construction • Corporate Governance • Corporate • Energy, Environment and Utilities • Family Business • Financial Services • Health • Higher Education • Insurance • Intellectual Property & Technology • Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits • Life Sciences • Mergers and Acquisitions • Oil and Gas • Personal Wealth, Estates and Trusts • Ports & Maritime • Public Finance • Private Equity/Venture Capital • Real Estate • Securities • Tax • Technology and Manufacturing Companies • Telecommunications • White Collar and Government Enforcement

Major Office Locations

  • Philadelphia, PA (HQ) • Baltimore, MD • Boston, MA • Chesterbrook, PA • Harrisburg, PA • New York, NY • Newark, NJ • Pittsburgh, PA • Princeton, NJ • Washington, DC • Wilmington, DE