Practice Areas

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

The firm has represented clients in a wide range of complex civil litigation. Members of the firm have represented clients in shareholder and other business disputes, contract litigation, products liability cases, toxic tort litigation, employment matters and intellectual property disputes. The firm's attorneys have extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts, but also recognize that the best avenue of dispute resolution in some matters may be arbitration or mediation and are equally comfortable in those forums.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

The firm handles employment litigation, including Title 7, ADA, ADEA and Fair Labor Standards Act claims. Our attorneys have participated in mediations at the EEOC level and in federal court jury trials and have also advised employers and performed fact-finding investigations for them.

WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

The firm represents individuals accused of crimes arising in a business, governmental or other institutional context both at trial and appeal. Ralph A. Jacobs has extensive experience as a federal prosecutor. He has represented grand jury witnesses and the subjects of criminal investigations from the earliest stages through trial, sentencing and appeal.

INTERNET & TECHNOLOGY LAW

The firm's attorneys have experience in a wide range of disputes involving the internet and technology, including e-mail hacking and commercial disputes over trade secrets, websites, and domain names. The firm has significant experience in cutting edge digital discovery techniques.

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

The firm has both prosecuted and defended personal injury lawsuits. We have represented clients injured in motor vehicle accidents and slips and falls, and by medical malpractice, sexual assault and defective products. Our attorneys have achieved multiple significant settlements and awards for those clients. We have also successfully defended a chemical company in lawsuits arising from a chemical release, the manufacturer of underground storage tanks, a sleepwear manufacturer in a products liability action, companies faced with asbestos property damage claims, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office in civil rights lawsuits, and hospitals and physicians accused of medical malpractice.

APPEALS

Members of the firm are experienced appellate advocates who have represented clients on appeal from trial court decisions in state and federal courts.

FAMILY LAW

The firm represents clients confronted with family law problems, ranging from the need to prepare prenuptial agreements to disputes about custody, support and equitable distribution. Where possible, we employ mediation or arbitration if that might lead to an effective and efficient resolution, but we bring years of trial experience into the courtroom whenever that is necessary.

WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION/FALSE CLAIMS QUI TAM LITIGATION

We represent whistleblowers with personal claims of retaliation or harassment as well as whistleblowers claiming misuse or misappropriation of government funding by employers or and government contractors and vendors. We also represent companies and individuals who have been charged with false of fraudulent practices and employers in their compliance with laws and regulations protecting whistleblowers who have asserted unethical or non-compliant business practices.

HEALTH CARE

We represent individuals and companies engaged in the highly regulated health care related businesses and services, including providing advice and counsel regarding compliance with the Stark Law, Anti Kickback Act, CMP and other laws and regulations that affect business and services in health care.