About Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller is a Philadelphia-based firm known for its trial and appellate work. With 49 attorneys and offices in Harrisburg, Norristown and Cherry Hill, the firm has represented private corporations, individual clients, universities, governmental bodies and regional professional firms.
Slow and Steady
Founded in 1994, Hangley Aronchick has developed practices in antitrust, bankruptcy, business and corporate law, education, environmental law, family law, insurance coverage, litigation, real estate and tax and estates law. Its active litigation department has represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia, Delaware Valley universities and healthcare institutions and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Although Hangley has grown from 17 attorneys to 49 in the last couple of decades, its site claims the firm is in "no rush to get bigger."
For a young firm, Hangley Aronchick has already shown a precocious flair for involvement in hot political issues. One firm partner, for example, represented Navy veteran Steven Stefanowicz when the Abu Ghraib interrogator was accused of facilitating prisoner abuse at the Iraqi prison. Other firm attorneys worked to correct voting problems in Pennsylvania. Name partner Mark Aronchick, who calls election law a "hobby" of his, served as a pro bono election law consultant for Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.
Through other pro bono work, the firm has tackled some headline issues – like judicial corruption in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, where two judges took millions of dollars in bribes from private detention facility owners eager to fill their facilities to maximum capacity. Hangley Aronchick attorneys represented about 4,000 juveniles who had been sentenced to serve time in those facilities, some who had been sentenced without counsel. More recently, the firm hit upon the hot topic issue of same-sex marriage when they represented 25 gay and lesbian individuals in Pennsylvania and won the Whitewood v.Wolf case that overturned the Pennsylvania Defense of Marriage Act and, in turn, legalizing same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth.
The firm’s pro bono commitment has earned them the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s Beacon of Justice Award (twice!), and others from Philadelphia VIP, the Juvenile Law Center, and the Homeless Advocacy Project.
Hangley Aronchick attorneys pride themselves on their senses of humor as much as their professional accomplishments. The site's "Not for Attribution" section reprints intra-office e-mail jokes, highlights from executive committee meeting minutes (including one meeting at which it was decided that partner David Pudlin was a "people" person) and an explanation of “the procedure” for getting firm tickets for sporting events (it might include costumes and a cheer). The firm also hosts free Friday lunches, where the whole firm gathers for conversation, and often celebrates birthdays and special events.
One Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: (215) 568-6200
President & CEO: David B. Pudlin
Chair & Co-Chairs of Hiring Committee: Dan Segal & Michele Sacks Fenkel
1st year: $160,000
Summer Associate Offers:
The firm does not have a formal summer associate program.
Philadelphia, PA (HQ)
Cherry Hill, NJ
Corporate & Transactions
Tax & Estates