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 and member of firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Berkley’s practice focuses on arbitration and complex breach of contract litigation, software and technology-related litigation, financial services litigation, securities and mergers and acquisition-related litigation, and business tort and non-compete litigation. He provides successful representation to Fortune 500 companies, midsize companies, and national and international clients. He has been selected for inclusion on the annual Pennsylvania Rising Stars lists for 2013-2015 for business litigation.

Mr. Berkley teaches arbitration law as an adjunct professor Rutgers School of Law-Camden, and was voted 2015 New Adjunct Professor of the Year by his students. He is a member of the firm’s International and Domestic Arbitration Group, routinely publishes on issues relating to arbitration, and counsels clients on the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration.  His experience and knowledge provides a strategic advantage to those clients finding themselves in arbitration. 

Mr. Berkley has extensive experience winning cases on behalf of his clients in court. He has secured dismissals on behalf of his clients in numerous cases early in litigation in an array of matters. In each litigation, his focus is to implement a litigation strategy aimed at exceeding the client’s business goals.

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

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