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Jeannette Brian focuses on complex litigation and appellate work in diverse practice areas, including contract disputes involving commercial and nonprofit enterprises, legal malpractice defense, consumer class actions, and Title IX litigation. In all of her cases, Jeannette collaborates with a lean team of colleagues who nimbly and creatively tackle complex issues and tenaciously pursue favorable resolutions. She partners with the client to identify the client’s problems and goals and develops and implements a comprehensive case strategy, communicating with the client every step of the way.


Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Jeannette practiced commercial litigation law with the Philadelphia firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. Before becoming a lawyer, she worked in the publishing and public relations fields.


State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1992

  • Law Review


Northwestern University, M.A., 1973


University of Pittsburgh, B.A., summa cum laude, 1972


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Life Beyond the Office

Jeannette enjoys walking her dogs and tending her vegetable garden.

Honors & Affiliations

Philadelphia Bar Association