Steven J. Engelmyer
Chair, Litigation Department
Phone: 215.496.7230
/ Lorena E. Ahumada
/ Murray I. Blackman
/ Robert B. Bodzin
/ Paul E. Bomze
/ George R. Burrell
/ Edward T. Butkovitz
/ E. David Chanin
/ Howard J. Davis
/ Edward M. Dunham, Jr.
/ Steven J. Engelmyer
/ Michael A. Frattone
/ Paul G. Gagne
/ Zachary C. Glaser
/ Mary Beth H. Gray
/ Matthew H. Haverstick
/ David L. Hyman
/ Bernard B. Kolodner
/ Eric J. Pritchard
/ Peter R. Rosenzweig
/ John H. Schapiro
/ Eric J. Schreiner
/ Mark E. Seiberling
/ Carl S. Tannenbaum
/ John J. Tipton
/ Joseph J. Valane
/ Joshua J. Voss
/ Alan W. Wong

Steven J. Engelmyer


Background and Experience

Steven 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.

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

Steven 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

  • 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.

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

Steven 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.

Prior Experience

Previously, Steven 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.


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

Pennsylvania State University (B.S. 1973)   


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

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