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About Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr is a regional powerhouse in the Mid-Atlantic, with additional offices in Boston and the Midwest. The firm’s practices include commercial litigation, business and finance, bankruptcy, real estate, higher education, insurance, energy and utilities, environmental, labor and employment, and public finance.
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. The firm's first client was the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), which remains a Saul Ewing client to this day. After Johnson’s death, his associates formed Pritchard, Saul, Bayard & Evans, which became Saul Ewing after the firm split in 1921. In 2017, Saul Ewing merged with Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, which extended the firm’s geographic reach into the Midwest by way of Illinois.
No Stranger to the National Spotlight
Saul Ewing’s corporate attorneys regularly handle big deals for clients in industries like pharmaceutical and health care, food and beverage, cannabis, real estate, higher education, retail, insurance, and technology. The multi-million and billion-dollar deals on the firm’s resume range from joint ventures to recapitalizations to commercial and government contracts. Meanwhile, the firm’s litigation group has experience in nearly all subject matters, but one area where it really shines is in IP litigation—especially within the pharmaceutical industry. Saul Ewing has represented pharmaceutical and medical device companies in high-stakes lawsuits; for example, Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) cases that have gone as high as the U.S. Supreme Court. The patent litigation team has also consistently ranked nationally as a top firm when it comes to number of IP cases filed on behalf of patentees and ANDA plaintiffs.
Saul Ewing has a reputation for working on high-profile cases that garner both local and national attention. Some of the firm’s noteworthy matters include the its representation of Penn State University in the sexual-abuse scandal related to assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky; Cantor Fitzgerald in its suit to recover from American Airlines following 9/11—a case that ended with a settlement that gained nationwide attention; and Transco on a multi-billion dollar natural gas interstate pipeline expansion project in Pennsylvania that was publicized nationwide.
Saul Ewing’s alumni have made their mark in the legal industry. One of its attorneys, the late Henry S. Ruth Jr., served a year as the Watergate special prosecutor that brought down President Richard Nixon. Other notable firm alumni include Sigmund Livingston, who founded the Anti-Defamation League; Earl G. Harrison, who was the Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and served as U.S. Commissioner of Immigration; Lawrence Coughlin, a Republican member of the US House of Representatives from 1969-1993; and Jim Durkin, the Republican Minority Leader of the Illinois Senate.
Centre Square West
1500 Market Street, 38th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 972-7777
Managing Partner: Barry F. Levin
Hiring Partner: Amy L. Piccola
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
250 - 500
1st year: $150,000
Meri J. Kahan
Assistant Director of Attorney Recruiting
No. of U.S. Offices: 18
No. of International Offices: 0
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New York, NY
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