Eli Segal is a partner and co-chair of the firm's Media Communications and Entertainment and First Amendment and Transparency practices, resident in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. He joined the firm in 2008 after clerking for the Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Segal is a member of the Media and Trial and Dispute Resolution 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 trial and dispute resolution practice has involved a wide variety of other matters, including fiduciary duty, False Claims Act, RICO, higher education, intellectual property, trusts and estates, real estate, 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.