Eli Segal is a partner and co-chair of the firm's First Amendment and Newsroom practice, 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 First Amendment and Newsroom, Higher Education, and Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Groups, and focuses his practice on those three areas.
In his First Amendment and Newsroom practice, Mr. Segal defends clients against defamation, invasion of privacy, and right of publicity 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. In his Higher Education practice, Mr. Segal provides colleges and universities with counseling, litigation, and investigative services in connection with the unique combination of legal issues that educational institutions face. Mr. Segal's Trial and Dispute Resolution practice has involved a wide variety of other matters, including, intellectual property, fiduciary duty, False Claims Act, RICO, 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.