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Joanna J. Cline

Joanna J. Cline


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4520    Fax: 215.981.4750

Wilmington, DE
Phone: 302.777.6542    Fax: 302.421.8390

Joanna J. Cline is the managing partner of Pepper Hamilton's Wilmington office and vice chair of the firm's Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Ms. Cline is admitted to the bar in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Ms. Cline’s practice includes a variety of commercial and corporate matters, with notable experience in handling disputes over stock and asset purchase agreements, alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, information rights, securities litigation, restrictive covenants, general contract litigation, fraud, RICO, and antitrust.   

Ms. Cline regularly appears in the Delaware state and federal courts and has significant trial experience across the country, including jury and bench trials as well as arbitrations in FINRA, AAA, JAMS and other forums.

Ms. Cline is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she teaches an introductory class in general business law in the Master in Law program.


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1998, comments editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • B.A., Government, cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware


  • Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis: Supreme Court of Colorado, Denver, CO

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