Hyung P. Steele is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. He is a member of the Health Effects Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice on counseling and defending pharmaceutical clients in multi-district and class action personal injury litigation, state Attorney General investigations and government investigations.
Mr. Steele was selected for the 2013 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and is a member of the LCLD’s Advocacy Group Committee. The LCLD’s Fellows Program is intended to help diversify the legal profession by producing attorneys with strong leadership and networking skills who enjoy relationships with industry leaders and who are committed to fostering diversity within their individual institutions. Mr. Steele also serves as the DRI Drug and Device Committee state liaison for Pennsylvania and, within Pepper, he serves on the Hiring and Information Governance Committees and is an active participant in Pepper’s associate mentor program. He has previously served as co chair of the firm’s Summer Associate Committee and as a member of the firm’s Associate Liaison and Diversity Liaison Committees.
Mr. Steele is experienced in litigating pro bono matters. He has handled multiple asylum appeals and has provided assistance to the Immigration Domestic Violence Pro Bono Practice Group. In 2007, Mr. Steele handled the appeal of a former Angolan child soldier seeking asylum, withholding of removal and protection under the convention against torture, which included oral argument before the Third Circuit. He also serves as a volunteer for a Philadelphia homeless shelter during the winter.