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Schnader Welcomes Top Litigator Christine Wechsler

On February 28, 2022 by Schnader in News

UPDATE: Christine M. Wechsler was featured in two articles:

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Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is pleased to welcome Christine M. Wechsler as a partner in the Litigation Services Department, resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Her practice focuses on criminal defense and internal investigations, higher education, and labor and employment law.

Wechsler has been involved with many high-profile cases, including the grand jury investigation into abortion doctor and convicted killer, Dr. Kermit Gosnell; investigation into sexual violence at higher education institutions; other prominent matters involving allegations of sexual misconduct; assisting Fortune 500 companies with federal financial regulations and government ethics rules; and handling corporate and institutional responses to civil and criminal investigations by the Department of Justice.

“Christine is an accomplished trial lawyer, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Schnader,” said Chairman David Smith. “The breadth and depth of her experience handling complex and sophisticated matters will be an enormous asset to the Firm and to our clients.”

Wechsler is a highly experienced litigator in a wide range of civil and criminal matters. She routinely litigates cases in federal and local courts across the Commonwealth and conducts internal investigations for colleges and universities, governmental entities, and businesses in the private sector, representing corporate and individual clients in prominent and sensitive matters.  

“Schnader’s excellence in litigation and business services is well known, and I am honored to join such a first-rate team,” said Wechsler. “My practice fits so well with the Firm’s outstanding capabilities in litigation, internal investigations, higher education, and employment law.” 

Previously, Wechsler served as the Executive Deputy General Counsel for Criminal Justice and Investigations in the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel. She began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where she tried over 50 jury trials to verdict and conducted grand jury investigations as a trial attorney in the Homicide Unit.  

Wechsler currently serves as a Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. She also teaches as an adjunct professor of law at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

Wechsler is a graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of Law and the College of the Holy Cross. She focuses her community activities on education and empowering youth, volunteering at St. Aloysius Academy, Ss. Colman-Neumann Catholic Youth Organization, and Merion Mercy Academy.

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