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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, pharmaceutical, medical device, energy, entertainment 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.


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

  • 加利福利亚州
  • 宾夕法尼亚州
  • 哥伦比亚特区

  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • 联邦地区法院-哥伦比亚州区法院
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • 联邦地区法院-宾西法尼亚东区法院
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • 联邦地区法院-哥伦比亚州区法院
  • 联邦地区法院-伊利诺伊州北区
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • 联邦地区上诉法院-哥伦比亚巡回区法院
  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School (2011-current)
  • Master in the University of Pennsylvania Inn of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute
  • Barrister, Order of Veritas
  • Advocate, Order of Certus

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


  • Selected as a Top Author in the Product Liability and Life Sciences categories for the JD Supra Readers Choice Awards, 2018
  • Named a "Life Sciences Star" for product liability and white collar/government investigations in the LMG Life Science Guide (2015 - 2023)
  • 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 the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for Class Action, 2009-2020
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2011-2024, and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, 2022-2024
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Life Sciences – Product Liability Lawyers

Notable Quotes

  • 27 September 2017 "$4B JPMorgan Award Shows Modest Impact Of Mega Punitives" Law360