Jeffrey A. Lutsky

Managing Partner

Jeffrey Lutsky


Jeff Lutsky is a well-known litigator, having tried to conclusion more than 75 trials and arbitrations. Jeff concentrates his practice on complex and often high-stakes litigation, and has been recognized by numerous leading trial organizations for his effective advocacy.

In addition to his active litigation practice, Jeff has served as the firm’s managing partner since January 2005 and is responsible for articulating and implementing the strategic vision and direction of the firm, including oversight of the firm’s primary and regional offices and leadership of various firm initiatives in the areas of lateral partner recruitment, technology and diversity.

Jeff’s litigation experience spans a wide range of complex commercial, civil and criminal cases. He routinely represents signature Stradley clients in merger and acquisition disputes; defense of federal securities claims; health care disputes; employment disputes; ERISA claims; shareholder, partnership and derivative claims; class actions; products liability and wrongful death cases; and business torts. He also regularly represents clients, especially those in regulated industries, who are targets, subjects or witnesses in federal or state grand jury proceedings.

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Representative Matters

  • received a unanimous arbitration award for breach of contract in favor of a public company client in a complex merger & acquisition dispute, which resulted in rejection of a sellers’ final purchase price calculation and savings of approximately $25 million
  • obtained a defense judgment for a public company defendant in a securities fraud 10b-5 trial
  • obtained an $8 million jury verdict, following a five-week federal court trial, for a local health care distributor of high-tech medical equipment against a Fortune 500 company for breach of contract, interference with contractual relations and punitive damages
  • obtained a $6.6 million arbitration award for a national engineering firm against the City of Scranton and a neighboring borough, arising out of a termination of a privatization agreement for sewer and water services
  • obtained a complete defense award, including reimbursement of all attorneys’ fees and costs, for a selling shareholder wrongfully accused of fraud and breach of contract in connection with the sale of an electrical contracting company in New York City
  • successfully handled several significant and widely publicized Orphans’ Court trials, hearings and appeals for a charitable trust regarding the finances, administration and operation of The Barnes Foundation
  • procured an award of more than $5 million in favor of two health system clients in a joint venture dispute with another health system
  • obtained an award of $1.67 million, plus payment of attorneys’ fees and costs, and denial of defendant’s counterclaim of $1.5 million, in a construction-related contract dispute between former joint-venture partners
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Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Board of Directors, Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
  • Business Litigation Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees of the University of the Arts
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • The Historical Societies of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and for the Federal Circuit
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Sunday Breakfast Club


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Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Fall Nonprofit: Taking the Lead on Leadership Succession,” Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
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  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business, listed for Pennsylvania general commercial litigation
    • Chambers noted that Jeff is "an experienced trial attorney with expertise in a range of cases including securities, product liability and commercial disputes"  
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent rating
  • YMCA, Volunteer of the Year award
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In The Community

Jeff is chairman of the board of trustees of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and chair of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA. He is also a board member of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia.

In 2011 he was honored with the YMCA’s “Volunteer of the Year” award, which recognized Jeff for his generosity of spirit, hard work and compassion for others.

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