Matthew H. Adler

Matthew H. Adler


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4802    Fax: 215.981.4750

Matthew H. Adler is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP, where he chairs the International and Domestic Arbitration Practice Group. He is a past member of the firm’s Executive Committee and former co-chairman of the Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Mr. Adler handles commercial disputes before international, administrative and judicial bodies, including federal and state courts, government agencies and arbitration panels in the United States and abroad. He has tried cases before the courts and arbitral panels in a number of different commercial areas, including breach of international supply contracts, sovereign immunity, sale of business, restrictive covenant, intellectual property, insurance coverage, real estate and lender liability.

Mr. Adler is an adjunct professor of international law at University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law and the State Department’s Working Group on a Judgment Enforcement treaty. He has published in American and English journals on a number of topics in international litigation and arbitration, and is a frequent speaker on these subjects.

Mr. Adler joined Pepper as a litigation associate in 1989, and became a partner in January 1993. Before joining Pepper, he was an associate with the Washington, D.C. office of Steptoe & Johnson, and then spent three years in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the United States Department of State, where he concentrated in international arbitration and Latin American affairs.


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1983
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals

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