Philadelphia

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP established its Philadelphia office in 1996, thereby expanding its strong East Coast presence.

Akin Gump Philadelphia clients include pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, chemical, and medical and diagnostic device companies, accounting and auditing firms, commercial and health insurers, officers and directors, telecommunications and technology companies, and manufacturers. These clients—based in and outside the Philadelphia region—have used Akin Gump as their “go-to” litigation team in areas such as federal and state securities laws, patent and intellectual property, antitrust, accountants’ liability, ERISA, RICO, trade secrets, business torts and breach of contract. Our Philadelphia lawyers have handled matters in federal and state courts throughout the nation, including Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware.

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business cites clients describing the Akin Gump Philadelphia litigation team as …close to perfect... creative and strategic in obtaining the best result as efficiently as possible.”

Our Philadelphia lawyers also give their time and talent to better their local community. Our lawyers serve on local nonprofit boards, represent dozens of local pro bono clients and regularly support charitable events sponsored by local organizations.

Practices

The trial lawyers in Akin Gump’s Philadelphia office focus on complex commercial litigation, class actions and intellectual property litigation. Our litigators in Philadelphia have successfully handled dozens of high-stakes, high-profile actions across the country, often in “bet the company” litigation in which hundreds of millions, and sometimes billions, of dollars are at issue.

Litigation

The Akin Gump litigation team in Philadelphia handles a variety of matters, including securities litigation, accountants’ liability, insurance litigation, class action defense and regulatory enforcement. Through firmwide collaboration, our team offers clients a nationwide civil, criminal and regulatory defense powerhouse across the spectrum of litigation.

Intellectual Property

The Akin Gump intellectual property litigation team in Philadelphia counsels and represents clients in complex patent infringement cases, particularly in the life sciences area. Our team members have successfully litigated cases over a variety of technologies including therapeutic biologics, small molecule drugs, surgical and dental instruments, diagnostic instruments and methods, sterilizers and consumer health products. Our Philadelphia intellectual property team members are all admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and, accordingly, understand the intricacies of the patent prosecution process and post-grant procedures and their application to patent litigation disputes.