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U.S. News & World Report Lists LSSC in Best Law Firms in Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2022

U.S. News & World Report listed LeVan Stapleton Segal Cochran in the Best Law Firms in Pennsylvania for First Amendment Law (Tier 1 ranking).

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Celebrating the Homeless Advocacy Project

Oct 19, 2022

LSSC was delighted to celebrate another banner year for the Homeless Advocacy Project at its 2022 Annual Benefit on October 13, 2022 at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia. The firm served as a Champion Sponsor of the event.

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Champion Sponsor of the Homeless Advocacy Project

Oct 6, 2022

We are proud to be a 2022 Champion Sponsor of the 2022 Annual Benefit of the Homeless Advocacy Project, which provides free legal services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. Jon L. Cochran is the President of the HAP Board and a longtime volunteer for the organization.

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Law360: “Pa. GOP Can’t Challenge Fracking Ban, 3rd Circ. Rules”

Sep 16, 2022

John S. Stapleton was mentioned in Law360’s coverage of Yaw v. Delaware River Basin Commission regarding LSSC's successful defense on appeal of the Delaware River Basin Commission’s ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin.

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Lowry Yankwich Joins LeVan Stapleton Segal Cochran

Sep 15, 2022

Lowry graduated Harvard Law School cum laude in 2022 and earned his BA in History from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors and distinction.

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Eli Segal Listed in 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Sep 6, 2022

Eli Segal has been recognized in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of First Amendment Law and Litigation - First Amendment. 

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Tad LeVan Interviewed by WHYY-FM Regarding Challenge to Pennsylvania’s ChildLine Registry

Aug 16, 2022

Tad LeVan was interviewed by WHYY-FM regarding a major constitutional challenge LSSC recently filed regarding Pennsylvania's ChildLine Registry.

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LSSC Files Major Constitutional Challenge to Pennsylvania’s ChildLine Registry

Aug 11, 2022

In a significant pro bono effort, LSSC and co-counsel Community Legal Services and Professor Seth Kreimer of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, filed a major constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's ChildLine Registry.

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Jon L. Cochran Honored by the The Legal Intelligencer at the Pennsylvania Legal Awards

Jun 29, 2022

The Legal Intelligencer honored Jon L. Cochran as a Lawyer on the Fast Track at the Pennsylvania Legal Awards ceremony at the Regency Ballroom in the Loews Hotel Philadelphia.

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Eli Segal Ranked in Chambers USA for First Amendment Litigation

Jun 20, 2022

For the third year in a row, Chambers USA has ranked Eli Segal in the area of First Amendment Litigation - USA - Nationwide.

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LSSC Attorneys Listed in Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Publications

Jun 19, 2022

Multiple LSSC attorneys appear in the 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars publications.

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LSSC Sponsors BalletX’s The Premier Party at The Mann Center

May 16, 2022

LSSC is proud to sponsor BalletX’s The Premier Party at the Mann honoring Mark Aronchick of Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller.

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LSSC Sponsors Juvenile Law Center’s 2022 Leadership Prize Celebration

May 12, 2022

LSSC is proud to sponsor Juvenile Law Center’s 2022 Leadership Prize Celebration honoring Cyntoia Brown Long, Dorothy Roberts, and Thomas Grisso, Ph.D.

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LSSC Sponsors Volunteer UP Legal Clinic’s Annual Gala

May 5, 2022

LSSC is proud to sponsor the Volunteer UP Legal Clinic’s annual benefit to support the Clinic’s mission of providing legal services to the underserved communities in southern New Jersey.

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Jon L. Cochran Named to The Legal Intelligencer’s Lawyers on the Fast Track list

May 4, 2022

The Legal Intelligencer named Jon Cochran to its distinguished Lawyers on the Fast Track list.

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Tad LeVan Named to Law360’s 2022 Pennsylvania Editorial Advisory Board

Apr 25, 2022

Peter (Tad) LeVan, Jr. has been selected to Law360's 2022 Pennsylvania Editorial Advisory Board.

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Cochran and Stapleton Author Chapters in Pennsylvania Practice Treatises

Apr 23, 2022

Lexis-Nexis recently published the latest edition of the 2022 Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice and Pre-Trial Practice treatises. John S. Stapleton and Jon L. Cochran serve on the treatises' advisory boards and authored and edited several chapters.

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LSSC Sponsors Independence Visitor Center Corporation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Apr 5, 2022

LSSC is proud to sponsor Independence Visitor Center Corporation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration.

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Law360: “3rd Circ. Unsure Pa GOP Can Undo Del. River Fracking Ban”

Mar 31, 2022

John S. Stapleton was mentioned in Law360’s coverage of Yaw v. Delaware River Basin Commission regarding the defense of the Delaware River Basin Commission’s ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin.

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Law360: “Dispute Between Oil Tycoon’s Attys Won’t Go To Pa. Court”

Mar 18, 2022

John S. Stapleton was mentioned in Law360’s coverage of Marks & Sokolov v. McMinimee, a significant multijurisdictional dispute concerning legal malpractice and related claims.

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Legal Intelligencer: “Phila. Firm’s Dispute Over $7.7M Attorney Fee Stayed in Federal Court”

Mar 17, 2022

John S. Stapleton was mentioned in the Legal Intelligencer’s coverage of Marks & Sokolov v. McMinimee, a significant multijurisdictional dispute concerning legal malpractice and related claims.

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Law360: “Vanguard Faces Investor Class Action over ‘Massive’ Tax Bills”

Mar 14, 2022

Peter (Tad) LeVan, Jr. was mentioned in Law360’s coverage of Verduce, et al. v. Vanguard Chester Funds, et al., a significant class action complaint filed by LSSC and co-counsel for breach of fiduciary duty and related claims concerning tax consequences related to sell-offs of assets in target retirement funds.

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Litigation Boutique Changes Name to LeVan Stapleton Segal Cochran

Feb 4, 2022

In recognition of the contributions by Jon L. Cochran and Eli Segal to the firm, we proudly announce our name change to LeVan Stapleton Segal Cochran LLC.

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LSSC Presents CLE on Confidentiality Orders at the ACC Litigation Institute

Feb 3, 2022

Jon L. Cochran and Peter (Tad) LeVan, Jr. joined Lucy Halatyn of Jacobs and Tonya M. Harris of PPL Corporation at the 2022 ACC Greater Philadelphia Litigation Institute to present the course Confidentiality Orders in Litigation: Why Every In-House Counsel Should Care.

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Law360: “Cashless Pay Co. Says Insurer Owes It $5M In Securities Row”

Jan 6, 2022

Eli Segal was mentioned in Law360’s coverage of Cantaloupe v. Axis Insurance Company regarding claims concerning over $5 million in coverage for underlying securities actions.

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Eli Segal Interviewed on SiriusXM POTUS Politics

Jan 6, 2022

Eli Segal was interviewed extensively by Laura Coates on The Laura Coates Show on SiriusXM POTUS Politics to discuss Sean Hannity’s invocation of the First Amendment in response to the House January 6 Select Committee’s request for Hannity’s cooperation with its investigation.

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Welcome Tara Amenhauser!

Jan 3, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Tara Amenhauser has joined the firm as administrator and senior paralegal.

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Eli Segal Joins Growing Litigation Boutique

Jan 3, 2022

Effective January 1, 2022, business litigator Eli Segal joined our growing litigation boutique, lateralling from Troutman Pepper where he was a partner and had worked for 13 years.

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Jon L. Cochran Elected President of the Homeless Advocacy Project’s Board of Directors

Jan 1, 2022

2022 marks the start of Jon L. Cochran’s term as President of the 40-member Board of Directors of the Homeless Advocacy Project.

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LSSC Sponsors Program for Military Families

Nov 11, 2021

This Veterans Day, we are pleased to sponsor a virtual wine tasting to raise proceeds to support memberships and camp scholarships for military families to the YMCA of the Pines, a true jewel of the Philadelphia and South Jersey community.

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Sponsor of Annual Benefit of the Homeless Advocacy Project

Oct 7, 2021

We are proud to sponsor the Annual Benefit of the Homeless Advocacy Project, which provides free legal services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. Jon L. Cochran is the President-elect of the HAP Board and a longtime volunteer for the organization.

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Law360: “High Court Won’t Review 3rd Circ. Nix Of SEPTA Ad Policy”

Oct 4, 2021

John S. Stapleton is mentioned in Law360’s coverage of Center for Investigative Reporting v. SEPTA, a significant First Amendment victory for LSSC client Reveal for The Center for Investigative Reporting, which culminated in the United States Supreme Court’s denial of SEPTA’s petition for a writ of certiorari.

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Tad LeVan Completes Term as Chair of the Board of Project 440

Sep 1, 2021

After 6 successful years, Peter (Tad) LeVan, Jr. recently completed his service as Chair of the Board of Directors of Project 440.

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Reuters: “State senators appeal dismissal of Penn. Fracking ban lawsuit”

Jul 12, 2021

John S. Stapleton is mentioned in Reuters’ coverage of Yaw, et al. v. Delaware River Basin Commission, in which LSSC client Delaware River Basin Commission obtained the complete dismissal of a legal challenge by certain state senators and municipalities to the Commission’s ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin.

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Philadelphia Inquirer: “America’s Oldest Theater Wants to Shut This South Philly Actress Up”

Jun 14, 2021

Peter (Tad) LeVan, Jr. is quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s coverage of LSSC client Jenna Pinchbeck’s efforts to stand up for women, BIPOC, trans, and disabled artists in the Philadelphia theater community.

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Law360: “GOP Senators Lack Standing In Fracking Suit”

Jun 11, 2021

John S. Stapleton is mentioned in Law360’s coverage of Yaw, et al. v. Delaware River Basin Commission, in which LSSC client Delaware River Basin Commission obtained the complete dismissal of a legal challenge by certain state senators and municipalities to the Commission’s ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin.

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Law360: “EmblemHealth Unit Must Face Suit Over NYC Health Plan”

May 21, 2021

Peter (Tad) LeVan, Jr. is mentioned in Law360’s coverage of Plavin v. EmblemHealth, where LSSC and co-counsel are defending a class action complaint alleging that an insurer made misleading statements about reimbursement for out-of-network services under a comprehensive benefits plan.

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Jon L. Cochran Joins the Firm as Partner

Mar 31, 2021

Jon L. Cochran has joined the firm as a partner, lateralling from Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller where he was a shareholder.

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Law360: “Greens Say PA. GOP Sens.’ Fracking Ban Suit Now Moot”

Mar 11, 2021

John S. Stapleton is mentioned in Law360’s coverage of Yaw, et al. v. Delaware River Basin Commission, in which LSSC client Delaware River Basin Commission obtained the complete dismissal of a legal challenge by certain state senators and municipalities to the Commission’s ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin.

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Law360: “Insurer Issued Memo On How To Deny Virus Claims, Suit Says”

Feb 8, 2021

John S. Stapleton is mentioned in Law360’s coverage of Keystone PF Acquisition LLC v. Affiliated FM Insurance, regarding the complaint filed by the firm concerning denial of coverage for business losses due to COVID-19.

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Law360: “3rd Circ. Nixes SEPTA Ad Policy As Unconstitutional”

Sep 15, 2020

John S. Stapleton is mentioned in Law360’s coverage of Center for Investigative Reporting v. SEPTA, a significant First Amendment victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for LSSC client Reveal for The Center for Investigative Reporting.

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