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Bruce P. Merenstein

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    Education

    • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1998
    • University of Massachusetts, M.S., University Fellowship recipient, 1988
    • Brandeis University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1985
    • London School of Economics, Certificate in Sociology/Economics, 1984

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court

    Bar Admissions

    • Pennsylvania, 1998

    Clerkships

    • Edward R. Becker, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1998-1999

    Professional Affiliations

    • Advisory Committee of the Judicial Council of the Third Circuit, member (appointed by Chief Judge, 2017-present)

    • American Bar Association, member
    • American Law Institute, member
    • Bar Association for the Third Federal Circuit, member
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, member; Appellate Advocacy Committee, member
    • Philadelphia Bar Association; Appellate Courts Committee, co-chair (2016-present); Federal Courts Committee, chair (2015), vice chair (2014); Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, investigator

    Other Distinctions

    • Best Lawyers’ 2017 Philadelphia Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year"
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for appellate law, 2008-2017
    • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
    • Recognized as a 'Pennsylvania Super Lawyer' in the area of appellate law, 2009-2017
    • Completed Mediating Disputes course at Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation, 2014
    • Two time recipient of a Burton Award for Legal Achievement, in 2007 for co-authoring "Interim Issues Requiring Appellate Review — Pennsylvania's Collateral Order Doctrine," and again in 2009 for co-authoring "Charities and the Orphans' Court"
    • Recipient, Earl G. Harrison Pro Bono Award, 2008
    • Honors from HIAS & Council, a public-interest immigration advocacy organization, in recognition of outstanding pro bono work on an asylum case, 2005
    • Recognized among 'Pennsylvania Rising Stars' by Super Lawyers in the area of appellate law, 2005-2007 
    • Winner of the University of Pennsylvania Law School's prestigious Keedy Cup moot court competition, 1998
    • Graduation awards from the University of Pennsylvania Law School for best constitutional law paper, best civil procedure paper, and most significant contribution to the Law Review, 1998
    • Online columnist for appellate issues for The Legal Intelligencer Blog, 2008-2012