Eli Segal is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP, joining the firm in 2008 after clerking for the Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a member of the Media and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, and focuses his practice on those two areas.
In his media practice, Mr. Segal defends clients against defamation and invasion of privacy claims, provides them with pre-publication counseling, and represents them in their efforts to access government records and court proceedings, in connection with subpoenas that they receive, and in connection with other First Amendment issues that they encounter. He has taught, spoken and published extensively on media law.
Mr. Segal's commercial litigation practice has involved a wide variety of matters, including fiduciary duty, False Claims Act, RICO, higher education, intellectual property, trusts and estates, antitrust, unfair trade practice, fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference and intentional infliction of emotional distress cases. He also maintains an active, constitutional-law-focused pro bono practice.
Between college and law school, Mr. Segal worked on affordable housing issues at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.