Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

4 Star Rating     2 reviews 
Main Office:

Centre Square West, 1500 Market Street, 38th Floor, | Philadelphia | PA | 19102

Phone: 215-972-7777 | Fax: 215-972-7725

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Year of establishment 1921 Number of partners 137
Number of offices 16 Partner to associate ratio 1.90
Biggest office Philadelphia Percentage of women attorneys 29.30
Number of attorneys 219 Percentage of minority attorneys 11.00
Number of associates 71 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.50
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Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: The firm needs to downsize or create more opportunities for employees to advancement. This firm is large so it seems this cannot be remedied as much.

Pros: This firm goes above expectations to make you feel at home. With accommodating workspaces, flexible hours, and a great staff its second nature to expand your abilities as an attorney here.

Cons: Finding advancement opportunities within the firm is challenging. This firm is growing very rapidly, competition is fierce. As time goes on it's becoming much more difficult to advance within the firm because of this.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Be ready to work from day one and bill as much as you can. If you want to impress your bosses at this firm, you will have to start earning as much business as you can.

Pros: This firm charges its clients top dollar, which is good if you're a partner. Whether you make partner here is up to you. There are chances to advance, but not many. The partners at this firm will not welcome just anyone into the fold -- only the best associates.

Cons: You will find this environment ruthlessly competitive. The clients may balk at the enormous bills they will have to pay, which may endanger the firm's future business. There are few clients out there who can afford this type of representation.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Our roots can be traced to attorney and art collector John G. Johnson, the most prominent and influential Philadelphia lawyer of the late 19th century. Mr. Johnson tried 182 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and practiced law until his death in 1917, whereupon he bequeathed his collection of more than 1,200 paintings to the citizens of Philadelphia. Despite his death, attorneys who practiced under the esteemed Mr. Johnson continued to work together and founded in 1921 the genesis of what has evolved to become the present-day Saul Ewing LLP. Since 1921, Saul Ewing has grown from four lawyers in one office in Philadelphia, to 270 lawyers in 11 offices in six states and the District of Columbia. Remarkably, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is the firm's oldest client, having been with the firm since 1921. Over the years, the firm has served many of the region's most important businesses and institutions through the terms of 16 presidents of the United States and six wars, during a period when the East Coast evolved from an industrial center to the world's leading area for knowledge, healthcare and technology. It is a period in which our lawyers and staff have seen typewriters morph into computers, rotary telephones into cell phones, and the World Wide Web accessible to them in hand-held BlackBerrys. Saul Ewing is proud to have grown and been transformed with the region it serves.

Practice Areas

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Business and Finance
  • EB-5
  • Immigration and Foreign Investments
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Private Client
  • Real Estate Services
  • Regulatory
  • Compliance and Government

Hiring Criteria

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

We seek highly-motivated individuals with strong academic performance, demonstrated leadership, excellent communication skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and ties to the office of interest.

Pro bono

From our senior partners to our new associates, Saul Ewing LLP acknowledges and embraces the responsibility of each lawyer to provide pro bono publico service to those who cannot otherwise afford legal representation. Recognizing the growing severity of the unmet legal needs of the poor and disadvantaged, Saul Ewing launched "We're All In," a firm wide pro bono initiative, in 2005. Our firm has pledged to give a minimum of 25 hours per attorney to help meet the overwhelming needs of the indigent, abused and neglected children, the homeless, and other interests in the community. Saul Ewing is a proud participant in the Pro Bono Institute's Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge, a unique benchmark for pro bono service among large law firms

We provide both transactional and litigation services that address a wide range of issues related to advance personal planning, housing, elder abuse, consumer protection and predatory lending, denials by the Veterans Benefits Administration, problems with job re-entry after active military service, Social Security, and other public benefits and more.

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Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP Awards and Recognitions

Andrew Palmieri Honored with Alexandria Chamber of Commerce's 2011 Chairman's Award

Benchmark Honors Saul Ewing's Baltimore Office with Maryland Firm of the Year Award

Benchmark Nominates Saul Ewing for Diversity Award and Maryland Firm of The Year; Saul Ewing Offices in Four States And Nine Attorneys Included in Litigation Guide

Diversity Leader Receives PBA Special Achievement Award

Firm honored with Mayor's Business Recognition Award

Firm honored with Mayor's Business Recognition Award

Frederick Strober Honored with Rodeph Shalom's Joshua Award

Holland presented the "Robert Christianson Award"

IRS amends whistleblower regulations to expand eligible whistleblowers and potentially increase award amounts

IRS Whistleblower Claims Increase After Whistleblower Convicted in Tax Scheme Receives Record-Setting $104 Million Award

Joel R. Burcat Chosen For Distinguished Service Award

Partner Connie Foster honored with the Central Penn Business Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award

Partner Michelle N. Lipkowitz named a Leadership in Law award winner

Riley Selected for New Jersey Law Journal "40 Under 40" Award

Saul Ewing Associate Honored with 2011 Alex Fee Memorial Pro Bono Service Award

Saul Ewing Attorney Rep. Brian K. Sims Selected to Receive 2015 Stonewall Award

Saul Ewing Attorney to be Honored with Presidential Award by Bar Association of Baltimore City

Saul Ewing Litigation Partner Michelle N. Lipkowitz Receives Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Distinguished Women's Award

Saul Ewing LLP Accepts Citizens Bank Pro Bono Award

Saul Ewing LLP Accepts Pro Bono Award from Pennsylvania Bar Association

Saul Ewing LLP Honored with Fresh Artists Corporate Vision Award

Saul Ewing LLP Partner Receives Robert M. Bell Award

Saul Ewing LLP to receive "FIRM DIVERSITY AWARD"

Saul Ewing LLP Wins United Way's Community Alliance Award

Saul Ewing Partner Honored with Central Penn Business Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award

Saul Ewing Partner Honored with Judge Learned Hand Award

Saul Ewing Partner to be Honored with National Judge Learned Hand Award

Saul Ewing Receives Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award

Saul Ewing sponsors Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award Reception

Sims Wins Diverse Attorney of the Year Award

Warren Presents Dauphin County Bar Association's Morrison Award


While Saul Ewing convened its first Diversity Committee in the mid-1990s, the effort intensified in 2001 when the Committee was restructured to include key decision makers. Next, the Firm retained Dr. Arin Reeves of the Athens Group, who conducted a needs assessment and talked to attorneys and staff and gleaned information that resulted in Saul Ewing's Strategic Plan for Diversity.

An eleven-member Diversity Committee pursues the plan's goals and objectives. One of the Committee's traditions has become the Firm's Annual Diversity Retreat, a popular event that is held each Fall and draws attorneys from throughout the Firm. In 2008, conversations among Diversity Committee members led to the establishment of our Women's Development Initiative, and, in 2011, the Diversity Committee inspired a second affinity group, our LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Group. The Firm is proud of its accomplishments and how Firm management has made diversity a key business priority.

Summer associate program

Saul Ewing's Summer Program is narrow in focus while also involving students in all aspects of Firm life on a broad basis. We choose law students who we believe have all the qualities needed for long-term success. To submit your resume click on How to Apply.

We provide students with real world work experience for a true and reliable sense of what it's like to be a full-time associate. Throughout the summer you will get both practical training and candid feedback. We also provide meaningful support and guidance through experienced Program leadership, mentors and writing advisors.

All of these pieces add up to a fantastic program and is why it consistently earns stellar reviews from the exceptional law students who experience the Saul Ewing Summer Program firsthand.


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