Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Practice/Organization Description

Schnader's team of outstanding lawyers serves the complex litigation and transactional needs of both long established and newly emerging businesses, including those doing business internationally and in cyberspace. We also provide wealth management and an array of personal legal services to individuals.

The Firm emphasizes both quality and cost control. We avoid assigning more lawyers to a task than it needs. Each client has a client manager - an experienced lawyer who analyzes each matter, makes sure the client receives the service suited to the matter, and supervises the quality and cost effectiveness of the services.

Our lawyers have been leaders in government and the profession. They have served in high government posts at the federal, state and local levels. Our lawyers have also held leadership positions in the bar, including President of the American Bar Association, President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Chancellors of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Our lawyers have taught in leading law schools and have written numerous legal treatises and articles. They have played a significant role in developing our nation's law, most notably in the 30-year development of the Uniform Commercial Code, now in effect across the nation, and in the development of the Uniform Probate Code. They hold leadership positions in national and local civic, cultural, political and charitable institutions, and have a reputation for outstanding pro bono service to the profession and the community.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is a law firm of 200 attorneys with offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, California, Washington, D.C., New Jersey and Delaware. Schnader serves local, national and international clients ranging from large corporations to start-ups and entrepreneurs to individual clients in more than 40 areas of the law. In addition to the Firm’s traditional strengths in complex litigation, commercial transactions, wealth management, and family law, the Firm has significant experience and depth in intellectual property, international commerce and labor laws, financial services, construction law, real estate development, corporate governance, appellate services, technology-based companies, media and communications, environmental, nonprofit, government relations and regulatory affairs, aviation issues, business reorganization, and securities and shareholder litigation.

Honors and Awards

In the sophistication of its legal work, Schnader is truly distinctive. Among its many honors, we have many Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, and one of our partners, Ralph Wellington, was recognized in an independent survey of Fortune 1000 companies as one of only 78 attorneys selected worldwide for providing superior client service. Ten attorneys from Schnader are members of the American Law Institute. We also count several Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers among our ranks. Chambers USA ranked Schnader in the top tier among both Pennsylvania and New York firms in several practice areas, Best Lawyers and U.S.News & World Report recognized several of the Firm's practice groups in its 2010 "Best Law Firms" rankings, the Firm has been "highly recommended" by Benchmark Litigation, and Legal 500 has recognized the Firm's Aviation Practice Group as one of the best in the U.S. In addition, Schnader includes within its ranks a former federal court of appeals judge.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Number of Attorneys

100+ Attorneys

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