Brian A. Berkley

Brian A. Berkley


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4198    Fax: 215.981.4750

Brian A. Berkley is an associate with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Berkley concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on arbitration and complex breach of contract litigation, securities, financial services, and mergers and acquisition-related litigation, business tort and non-compete litigation, international matters, and First Amendment and media litigation. He has provided successful representation to Fortune 500 companies, midsize companies, and national and international clients.

Mr. Berkley also has an active pro bono practice. He is the co-founder of Pepper’s Veterans’ Rights Pro Bono Practice Group, which focuses on providing crucial legal representation to indigent veterans in Philadelphia. In recognition of his efforts, he received the 2013 Homeless Advocacy Project Award. He has represented Disability Rights of New Jersey, helping to ensure protection of the constitutional rights of disabled New Jersey residents. Mr. Berkley also represented Elton John’s AIDS Foundation in defense of the foundation’s intellectual property.


  • J.D., cum laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2005, staff writer, Law Review; inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa honor society
  • B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, Bucknell University, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


  • Hon. James F. McClure, Jr.: U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Williamsport, PA

Practice Areas