Philadelphia, PA:

Duane Morris LLP

Duane Morris LLP

About our Philadelphia, PA office

Duane Morris LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the world, is a full-service law firm with more than 700 attorneys in 24 offices in the United States and internationally, and offers innovative solutions to the legal and business challenges presented by today's evolving global markets.

Office Details

Contact Information:
215-979-1000  Phone
215-979-1020  Fax
www.duanemorris.com
Mailing Address:
30 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Office Size:
251

Practice & Industry Groups

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

Areas of Practice (215)

Specific Areas of Practice for our Philadelphia office:

  • Administrative Law
  • Accountants Liability
  • Admiralty And Maritime Law
  • Affordable Housing
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust And Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Architects And Engineers Liability
  • Aviation And Aerospace
  • Aerospace Law
  • Banks And Banking
  • Banking Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 11
  • Bankruptcy Reorganization
  • Business Development
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Taxation
  • Charitable Giving
  • Chemical Intellectual Property
  • Chemical Patent Prosecution
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Closely Held Corporations
  • Cobra
  • College And University Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Computers And Software
  • Computer And Software Patents
  • Computer Law
  • Condominium Law
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Consumer Law
  • Content Licensing
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Prosecution
  • Copyright Protection
  • Corporate Banking Law
  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Law
  • Customs Law
  • Debt Finance
  • Debtor And Creditor
  • Debtor And Creditor Rights
  • Debtor Bankruptcy
  • Deportation
  • Disability Benefits
  • Disability Insurance
  • Domain Names
  • E-Commerce
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Employment Authorizations
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Energy
  • Energy Regulation
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance And Leasing
  • Equity Finance
  • Erisa
  • Estates
  • Asset Planning
  • Estate And Gift Taxation
  • Family Law
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Fidelity And Surety
  • Fidelity And Surety Bonds
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Franchise Law
  • Franchising
  • General Practice
  • Government
  • Government Investigations
  • Government Relations
  • Health Care
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Homeowners Association Law
  • Housing Development
  • Housing Finance
  • Immigration And Naturalization
  • Immigration Law
  • Independent School Law
  • Information Technology
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Integrated Health Care Delivery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Procurement
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • International Energy Law
  • International Finance
  • International Law
  • International Taxation
  • International Trade
  • Internet Intellectual Property
  • Internet Law
  • Internet Patents
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor And Employment
  • Land Use
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Life And Health Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Local Taxation
  • Low Income Housing
  • Managed Care
  • Managed Care Contracts
  • Mechanical Intellectual Property
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medicare And Medicaid
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Mortgages
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Municipal Finance
  • Municipal Law
  • Natural Gas
  • Natural Resources
  • Nonprofit And Charitable Organizations
  • Oil And Gas Law
  • Partnership Law
  • Patents
  • Patent Licensing
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Piracy
  • Political Asylum
  • Privatization
  • Private Foundations
  • Probate
  • Probate Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Proxy Contests
  • Public Finance
  • Public Housing
  • Public Policy
  • Public School Law
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Tax Assessment
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Regulatory Law
  • Reinsurance
  • Reorganization
  • Rico
  • Risk Management
  • Secured Creditors Rights
  • Securities
  • Securities Fraud
  • Securities Litigation
  • Securities Taxation
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholders Disputes
  • Shareholder Rights
  • Sports Law
  • State Government Law
  • Taxation
  • Torts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Trade Association Law
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Trademark Protection
  • Trusts And Estates
  • Unsecured Creditors Rights
  • Utility Law
  • Visas
  • Water Law
  • Water Rights
  • Web Site Development
  • White Collar Crime
  • Workers Compensation
  • Workouts
  • Wrongful Death
  • Zoning Law
  • Planning Law

People (251)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 501 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 49 reviews
  • 94% client recommended 46 recommendations
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.6/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.7/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.6/5.0

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Diversity

"In my discussions with Duane Morris leaders, they frequently speak about how diversity within their firm has enabled them to better serve their diverse clients. They understand that investing in diversity is a wise business decision that positions them for the marketplace of the future."

Don Liu
Senior VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Xerox Corporation

At Duane Morris, achieving diversity is paradoxical. By supporting and celebrating the differences of our attorneys - and the individual strengths that they bring - our firm culture expands, fostering creative solutions for our clients. But diversity at Duane Morris does not mean that we have a certain number of diverse attorneys; true diversity means that it is no longer noteworthy to see diverse lawyers leading our practice groups or managing client relationships. Ascending to positions of leadership and greater responsibility and providing the highest levels of client service is simply what is expected of all our lawyers. Diversity is another strong asset that adds to our collective abilities to meet the needs of our clients.

Our vision of diversity at Duane Morris is to realize an environment in which our lawyers' outstanding qualities are not just measured by ethnicity, race, gender and sexual orientation, but more importantly, that our lawyers are remarkable as excellent attorneys above all else. Only then can we celebrate our differences while focusing on the common pursuit of legal excellence which everyone shares at Duane Morris.

To reach this goal, Duane Morris understands that the familiar diversity strategies and policies that most law firms have are needed. Without demanding results from such policies, most law firms are bound to fail in even achieving numerical hiring and retention goals. Duane Morris has been proactive and ambitious in its efforts to improve diversity at the firm, and has set deadlines for reaching the milestones which mark our progress. To create a more diverse law firm, Duane Morris is:

  • Committed to strategically increasing our diversity levels, which is currently at 10 percent.
  • Bringing together our Diversity Committee and our Hiring and Retention Committee to raise diversity as an important factor in our hiring decisions.
  • Dedicated to improving retention by building upon our monitoring and mentoring program for all diverse associates.

Combining new initiatives with our longstanding diversity efforts, Duane Morris has seen increasingly positive results. In the Minority Law Journal's annual diversity survey of the nation's largest 260 firms, Duane Morris continued to improve its regional and national ranking, rising to number 136 of all firms surveyed. Our strides in Philadelphia are encouraging; in a city known for both the racial diversity of its population and the lack thereof in its law firms, Duane Morris is one of only two law firms to exceed the national average of minority partners at all law firms. Additionally, Duane Morris leads all national law firms based in Philadelphia in the number of Latino partners. Nearly 30 percent of all of our attorneys are women, and more than 20 percent of our partners are women.

In our approach to diversity, progress in racial, gender and cultural diversity cannot be measured in numbers alone. Duane Morris has focused our diversity initiatives on both increasing the number of diverse associates and addressing the challenges diverse attorneys face in building lasting careers and rising to senior and leadership positions. While several of our key practice groups are led by diverse partners and female partners, Duane Morris endeavors to create a culture which will foster a deep pool of such attorneys who can then develop into the firm's future leaders. Duane Morris understands that simply hiring diverse associates will not change the diversity of the firm; Duane Morris is working to mentor and retain diverse associates so that our progress in racial, gender and cultural diversity is also reflected at the highest levels of leadership within the firm.

Our progress on gender diversity has been profound. We have no glass ceilings: women hold positions of leadership at all levels of management at the firm. Women lead a number of our key practice groups, including our Energy, Immigration and International practices, and serve on the firm's Executive Committee. The success of our female attorneys at Duane Morris has not gone unnoticed. Barbara Adams was chair of the firm's Finance Practice until her appointment by Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell to serve as General Counsel of the Commonwealth. In 2004, our longtime General Counsel, Gene E.K. Pratter, was approved by the United States Senate and is now a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Our efforts to improve diversity extend beyond our firm's walls. The chair of our Diversity Committee, Nolan N. Atkinson, Jr., recognized the lack of diversity in Philadelphia's legal community and formed the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group. Nolan now serves as the chair of the organization, a consortium of 25 law firms and corporations that commits to employing at least one diverse first-year law student each as a summer associate. From this program, law students of diverse backgrounds gain access to what was once an exclusive legal community, and now have the opportunity to learn and develop their legal careers with experience at Philadelphia's top law firms.

In addition to our involvement in the Philadelphia area, Duane Morris has increased our presence at national conferences and events focused on diversity. We sponsor the Hispanic National Bar Association and its job fair. Duane Morris is also a longtime supporter and sponsor of the Equality Forum, a national gay and lesbian rights organization. Duane Morris continues to sponsor the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and is active in other associations of diverse attorneys including: the Asian American Bar Association of the Delaware Valley; the Charles Houston Bar Association; Cuban Bar Association; Korean American Lawyers Association; National American Indian Housing Counsel and the National Bar Association.

The challenge of improving gender, ethnic and cultural diversity at Duane Morris is an ongoing effort that has the support of the entire firm. Duane Morris has been at the vanguard in supporting gender diversity throughout the firm beginning a generation ago. Our diversity programs are leading to similar success in improving racial and national origin diversity at Duane Morris. But even as we share these examples of Duane Morris attorneys and our involvement in numerous legal events, associations and programs for diversity, our hope is that such examples will no longer be necessary to mention in the future. We hope that through our efforts, and the efforts of other law firms, these stories become so common that they are no longer the remarkable accomplishments they are today, but simply routine aspects of the legal world tomorrow.

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Bar Register Practice Areas

Bar Register Practice Areas

Administrative Law
Admiralty/Maritime Law
Antitrust Law
Appellate Practice
Arbitration
Aviation Law
Banking Law
Bankruptcy Law
Business Law
Civil Rights
Civil Trial Practice
Class Actions
Commercial Law
Commercial Litigation
Communications Law
Computer Law
Constitutional Law
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Creditors Rights
Criminal Trial Practice
Education Law
Elder Law
Eminent Domain
Employment Benefits Law
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
Franchise Law
Government Contracts
Health Care Law
Immigration and Naturalization
Insurance Defense
Insurance Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Business Law
International Trade Law
Labor and Employment Law
Land Use Law
Legal Malpractice
Legislative Practice
Medical Malpractice
Mergers and Acquisitions
Military Law
Municipal Bond/Public Authority Financing
Municipal and Zoning Law
Natural Resources Law
Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations
Oil and Gas Law
Partnership Law
Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition
Pension and Profit Sharing
Personal Injury
Product Liability Law
Professional Liability
Public Utilities Law
Real Estate Law
Securities Law
Social Security
Sports and Entertainment Law
Tax Law
Telecommunications Law
Toxic Torts
Trademark, Copyright, and Unfair Competition
Transportation Law
Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate
White Collar Crime
Workers Compensation

Locations

  • Philadelphia, PA
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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