smcconnell@reedsmith.com

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Stephen litigates antitrust, securities, white collar criminal, and mass tort cases throughout the United States. Stephen has tried dozens of cases before juries in federal and state trial courts, with first-chair wins in both government and private practice cases. He has successfully argued significant matters before federal and state appellate courts. The private practice clients include major consumer products, energy, and real estate companies, among others. He has defended companies in class actions and multi-district litigations. Many of the cases centered on allegations of unfair or deceptive marketing.

Awards & Recognition

  • Named a 2015 "Star" by LMG Life Science Guide
  • Selected as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2009-2017)
  • Recognized since 2007 as one of the Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Life Sciences – Product Liability Lawyers

Credentials

  • University of Chicago Law School, 1985, J.D., cum laude, Member of the Law Review; Order of the Coif
  • Harvard College, 1981, A.B., magna cum laude

  • California
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • Instructor in Litigation class at University of Pennsylvania Law School (2011-current)
  • Master in the University of Pennsylvania Inn of Court
  • Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Theater Company

  • Honorable William A. Norris, U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit