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Arleigh P. Helfer III

Associate
T 215-751-2430
    Arleigh P. Helfer III is an associate in the Firm's Litigation Services Department. Mr. Helfer has a broad range of commercial litigation experience, ranging from antitrust litigation to consumer financial services and products liability class action defense. He has counseled clients concerning effective legal compliance programs and with respect to Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, and assisted in the defense of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s Philadelphia casino licensing decisions in proceedings before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He has substantial appellate experience and has worked on numerous appellate matters before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Judicial Circuit and Pennsylvania's appellate courts. He won the 2017 Alan Jay Josel Advocacy Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, for an amicus brief he prepared for the landmark Sixth Amendment case Kuren v. Luzerne County in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in which the Court decided that indigent criminal defendants could bring claims for constructive ineffective assistance of counsel when a county inadequately funded its public defender's office. 

    Education

    • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1999
    • University of Maine, M.A., 1996
    • Lawrence University, B.A., 1993

    Court Admissions

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

    Bar Admissions

    • Pennsylvania, 1999
    • New Jersey, 2000

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association, Member

    Other Distinctions

    • Alan Jay Josel Advocacy Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Law Order of the Coif
    • University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Managing Editor