George A. Lehner, an experienced trial lawyer and mediator, is of counsel in the Health Sciences Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Washington office. He is a member of the firm’s Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team. He also has served as vice chairman of Pepper’s Executive Committee, as co-chairman of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and as partner in charge of the firm’s Washington office.
Mr. Lehner practices primarily in the area of civil litigation and arbitration, concentrating in pharmaceutical product liability, business tort, trade secret and employment litigation. He has been lead trial counsel for a variety of complex civil and mass tort litigation matters.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Lehner has served as a court mediator at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as outside general counsel to the International Women’s Media Foundation (a nonprofit organization designed to promote freedom of the press around the world), the Washington Press Club Foundation and the Women’s Foreign Policy Group Foundation.
Mr. Lehner has been an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown and George Washington Universities, and he is a regular speaker at professional conferences and seminars.