Saul Ewing LLP at a Glance


  • “Really interesting, high-quality work”
  • “There is as little drama as humanly possible”
  • “You are in charge of your career”


  • “Time commitment”
  • “The internet / email system could be improved”
  • “Lack of commitment to pro bono”

The Buzz

  • “Solid environmental law practice”
  • “Conservative”

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. The firm, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2011, follows a self-described "smart growth" strategy and, in recent years, has expanded and opened offices in Boston and Pittsburgh.

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 Project and Resource Development 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.

Special Counsel Brian Sims was elected in November 2012 as the State Representative for Center City Philadelphia's 182nd District of the Pennsylvania House. In winning the election, Brian became Pennsylvania's first openly LGBT person elected to the State Legislature in its 225-year history.

Breaking Away From the Herd

Saul Ewing has gained notice for its initiative and creativity. To encourage what it calls a healthy work/life balance, the firm allows attorneys to propose working schedules to their superiors that allow them to telecommute or work out of office part time. The firm has also sought to proactively respond to clients' concerns about fees when it launched in 2008 a series of fixed fee arrangements for legal work. The "Cost Certainty Commitment" initiative, which began with due diligence work, has grown to include fixed-fee arrangement for a broad range of legal work.

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Saul Ewing LLP

Centre Square West
1500 Market Street, 38th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2186
Phone: (215) 972-7777
Fax: (215) 972-7725


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Barry F. Levin
  • Hiring Partner: Gregory J. Wartman
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 268

  • Employment Contact
    Tina M. DeAngelis
    Recruiting Coordinator
    Phone: (215) 972-7776
    Fax: (215) 972-1934

  • Base Salary
    1st year:  $135,000
    Summer associate:  $2,596.15/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    5 out of 6 (2013)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Bankruptcy and Restructuring 
    Business and Finance
    Corporate Governance
    Energy, Environment and Utilities
    Family Business
    Financial Services
    Higher Education
    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
    Technology and Manufacturing Companies
    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
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