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James J. Eisenhower

T 215-751-2017; 202-419-4235
    Mr. Eisenhower chairs the Firm’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group, co-chairs the Government Investigations, Corporate Compliance and Criminal Defense Group, and serves on the Firm’s political action committee. He was the 2004 Democratic candidate for attorney general of Pennsylvania. His practice emphasis is on government relations, criminal law, investigative services, ethics and election law and complex civil litigation. His clients have included the housing authorities of several large cities, a number of current and former public officials, and national corporations.


    • Oxford University, M. Phil., 1984
    • Antioch University School of Law, J.D., 1982
    • Temple University, B.A., Political Science, 1979

    Court Admissions

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

    Bar Admissions

    • Pennsylvania


    • Honorable J. Sydney Hoffman, Superior Court of Pennsylvania

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Law Institute, member
    • American Bar Association, member
    • Philadelphia Bar Association: chair, task force on education funding in Philadelphia, 2008

    Other Distinctions

    • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
    • American Bar Foundation Fellow, 2011
    • Edward J. McLaughlin Award recipient for Distinguished Service to Victims of Crime, 2009
    • Named a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" for general litigation, 2006, 2007
    • Eisenhower Fellow. Studied international crime, terrorism and constitutional issues in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. 2002
    • Temple University Distinguished Alumni Award, 2001
    • White House Fellow, 1995-1996
    • U.S. Department of Justice: Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Performance in Civil Rights Division
    • Marshall scholar, 1982-1985