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Steven J. Engelmyer

Steve Engelmyer is chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department. He has over 30 years of experience in all facets of commercial litigation with particular emphasis on insurance coverage, contract disputes, telecommunications, employment disputes, and environmental issues. He represents clients in a broad range of commercial disputes and acts as chief litigation counsel to numerous private and publicly-held companies.

Steve has extensive experience in litigating cases in both state and federal trial courts throughout the country and has also been appointed chair of numerous federal arbitration panels in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Steve was a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia where he was responsible for several major prosecutions involving governmental fraud and environmental violations. He was also counsel for a Congressional committee for the U.S. House of Representatives where he was responsible for the organization and conduct of numerous hearings on national environmental and energy policy.

Steven J. Engelmyer

Partner
Chair, Litigation Department
215.496.7230
sengelmyer@kleinbard.com

Education

Syracuse University College of Law (J.D. 1978, magna cum laude)
Order of the Coif

Pennsylvania State University (B.S. 1973)

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

Steve received a Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Performance by the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation.  Steve has also earned an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

Prior Experience

Previously, Steve was a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Hangley Connolly; Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Philadelphia; and Of Counsel for the Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Representative Matters

  • Represent Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Company in recently settled complex and protracted coverage litigation involving claims by Penn State arising from the sexual abuse by its former Assistant Coach, Jerry Sandusky.
  • Represented a national wireless telecommunications company in the resolution of a consumer class action concerning certain billing practices.
  • Represented a major insurance carrier in the successful defense of a bad faith claim brought by a national nursing home organization.
  • Represented a regional wireless provider in the successful resolution of tower leasing issues.
  • Represented three whistleblowers in one of the largest qui tam (False Claims Act) cases brought against a pharmaceutical company in the United States.
  • Successfully defended two senior telecommunication corporate executives in a restrictive covenant/trade secrets case.
  • Represented a Las Vegas-based casino in an insurance claim for construction defects, resulting in recovery in excess of $30 million.
  • Represented a Pennsylvania charter school in litigation pertaining to non-renewal of charter certification.
  • Responsible for defense of a claim against a national architectural firm by the Miami Heat basketball team for construction defects in its arena.

Community Activities

Steven is currently a member of the Arden Theatre Company’s Board of Directors.

Steven J. Engelmyer

Partner
Chair, Litigation Department
215.496.7230
sengelmyer@kleinbard.com

Steve Engelmyer is chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department. He has over 30 years of experience in all facets of commercial litigation with particular emphasis on insurance coverage, contract disputes, telecommunications, employment disputes, and environmental issues. He represents clients in a broad range of commercial disputes and acts as chief litigation counsel to numerous private and publicly-held companies.

Steve has extensive experience in litigating cases in both state and federal trial courts throughout the country and has also been appointed chair of numerous federal arbitration panels in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Steve was a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia where he was responsible for several major prosecutions involving governmental fraud and environmental violations. He was also counsel for a Congressional committee for the U.S. House of Representatives where he was responsible for the organization and conduct of numerous hearings on national environmental and energy policy.

Representative Matters

  • Represent Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Company in recently settled complex and protracted coverage litigation involving claims by Penn State arising from the sexual abuse by its former Assistant Coach, Jerry Sandusky.
  • Represented a national wireless telecommunications company in the resolution of a consumer class action concerning certain billing practices.
  • Represented a major insurance carrier in the successful defense of a bad faith claim brought by a national nursing home organization.
  • Represented a regional wireless provider in the successful resolution of tower leasing issues.
  • Represented three whistleblowers in one of the largest qui tam (False Claims Act) cases brought against a pharmaceutical company in the United States.
  • Successfully defended two senior telecommunication corporate executives in a restrictive covenant/trade secrets case.
  • Represented a Las Vegas-based casino in an insurance claim for construction defects, resulting in recovery in excess of $30 million.
  • Represented a Pennsylvania charter school in litigation pertaining to non-renewal of charter certification.
  • Responsible for defense of a claim against a national architectural firm by the Miami Heat basketball team for construction defects in its arena.

Education

Syracuse University College of Law (J.D. 1978, magna cum laude)
Order of the Coif

Pennsylvania State University (B.S. 1973)

Admissions

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Washington D.C.

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

Steve received a Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Performance by the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation.  Steve has also earned an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

Prior Experience

Previously, Steve was a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Hangley Connolly; Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Philadelphia; and Of Counsel for the Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Community Activities

Steven is currently a member of the Arden Theatre Company’s Board of Directors.