Eli Segal, a partner with Pepper Hamilton and a member of the Media and Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Groups, was quoted in the May 1, 2018 Philadelphia Inquirer article, "Bill Cosby Judge Mulls Whether to Release Jurors' Names." The article discusses a hearing on a petition by media organizations — including the Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of the Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com — where Judge Steven T. O’Neill was conflicted over whether to release the names of jurors who convicted the entertainer, even as he acknowledged that he is "constrained under the law" to do so.
"Our justice system works on openness and transparency," lawyer Eli Segal of Pepper Hamilton LLP, who represented some of the news organizations, told the judge. "Justice functions better when out in the open. People can be confident that what happened was fair."