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Laurence Z. Shiekman

Laurence Z. Shiekman

Special Counsel

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4347    Fax: 215.981.4750

Laurence Z. Shiekman is a retired partner and special counsel with Pepper Hamilton LLP. He is an experienced complex, commercial trial lawyer who has spent a substantial amount of time on antitrust, intellectual property, securities and general commercial matters.

Mr. Shiekman has long been active in firm leadership. He chaired Pepper’s Finance Committee for 28 years, and was co-chair of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department for over three years. He also was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee for six years and chair of the firm’s Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group for more than five years.

Mr. Shiekman has been a speaker at the National CLE Conference on discovery, class action litigation, arbitration and mediation, social media issues and litigating technology transactions.

Mr. Shiekman joined Pepper in 1975 and became a partner in 1978. He joined the firm following a two-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., and two years teaching law school at Florida State University College of Law.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1971
  • B.S.E., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1971-73

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