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T. Stephen Jenkins

T. Stephen Jenkins is an associate of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Jenkins’ practice includes a range of commercial litigation, including antitrust, director/officer liability, unfair competition, privacy, security and data protection. He is a member of the Antitrust Section in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and the Privacy, Security and Data Protection, and Non-Compete and Trade Secrets practices.

Some of Mr. Jenkins’ engagements include assisting in and/or providing:

  • representation and advisement of Internet data privacy company concerning claims brought against the company under the Electronic Funds Transfer Act and Electronic Communications Privacy Act
  • counseling client on compliance with EFTA and regulations involving authorization for credit/debit card payments in connection to electronic fund transfer services
  • representation and assessment of public and private companies in internal and agency-initiated investigations including investigations involving allegations of violations of the securities, food and drug, and foreign practices laws and regulations, providing compliance advice and guidance
  • advisement of finance firm in connection to pending deals requiring assessment of litigation involving allegations of fraud in establishment of REIT and misappropriation of trade secrets in establishment of technology services company
  • representation of municipality against qui tam action alleging false certifications and misuse of federal funds in violation of False Claims Act
  • representation of international manufacturers in antitrust disputes involving allegations of price-fixing, overcharges, and agreements to restrain trade in violation of the Sherman Act
  • representation of an internationally recognized apparel company in an unfair competition dispute involving unlicensed distribution of counterfeit goods and trademark infringement
  • representation and advisement of multiple companies receiving third party subpoenas, avoiding production of privileged and confidential information and federal agency investigation
  • representation of pro bono client in action seeking to enjoin enforcement of unconstitutional local ordinance as lead counsel, securing half-million dollar settlement.
Mr. Jenkins has authored “‘Holy Secret Recipe, Batman!’: Superheroes, the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, and Economic Espionage,” for the legal blog, Law and the Multiverse.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Jenkins is a member of the firm’s Diversity Liaison Committee and Summer Associate Committee, as well as a former co-chair of the Internal and External Networking Committee of Pepper’s African American/Black Affinity Group.

Mr. Jenkins is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.

B.A. 2008, magna cum laude with distinction, Boston University
J.D. 2011 University of Pennsylvania Law School; senior editor, Journal of Business Law; treasurer and Frederick Douglass Moot Court Chair, Black Law Students Association

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Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

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