Stephanie L. Kosta
represents a diverse clientele in complex business litigation, class actions, liquidation / bankruptcy, and employment disputes, including appeals and petitions to the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. Kosta provides counsel in government relations, as well on litigation alternatives, including settlement and mediation. She served as an intern in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and as a judicial intern for Chief Justice Rehnquist of the United States Supreme Court. From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Kosta served as Special Counsel to the Chairman and Chairman Pro Tem of the United States Postal Service Board of Governors. In this role she advised on business, financial, employment, and policy issues relating to the management of the USPS.
Ms. Kosta was listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2014 through 2016, and Super Lawyers also named her to its list of Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania in 2015 and 2016. In 2013, she was selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of its 40 Under 40 honorees. The 40 Under 40 award recognizes young professionals in the Philadelphia region for outstanding success and contributions to their community. Ms. Kosta was also selected in 2007 and 2010-2013 as a Pennsylvania Rising Star in the area of Business Litigation by Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters.
Ms. Kosta is a 2002 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a staff member of The Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, and a summa cum laude graduate of Temple University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She is conversant in American Sign Language.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2012-present
•The Supreme Court of the United States
Judicial Intern, 1998
Honors & Awards
•Named a 2015 Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers, 2015 and 2016
•Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
•Philadelphia Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree, 2013
•Recipient of the Next Generation of Women Leadership: Rising Stars Award (formerly the Moxie Awards), 2013
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2007 and 2010-2013
Civic and Charitable Activities
•Destination Delco (Delaware County Tourism Board)
Board Member, 2015-present (appointed by Delaware County Council)
•Pennsylvania Auditor-Elect Eugene DePasquale Transition team (2012-2013)
•Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) Board, Appointed by Gov. Rendell (2009 - 2012)
•St. John's Chrysostom Church
Member, Board of Directors
•Quoted in Judge Rejects Class Action Over Excess Sheriff's Sale Proceeds, The Legal Intelligencer, April 2, 2013
•Author, All I Needed to Become Partner I Learned in Elementary School, The Legal Intelligencer, February 2, 2012