Washington, D.C. – Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner and Sauber LLP today announced that Philip A. Sechler, formerly a partner with Williams & Connolly LLP, has joined the firm as Partner. Sechler will focus on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on business and financial disputes, real-estate matters, class-action defense, and professional negligence suits.
Sechler began practicing over twenty-five years ago. He worked at Williams & Connolly from 1990 to 2013, where he gained substantial trial and arbitral experience in matters throughout the country. He also has substantial appellate experience, having argued before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, and D.C. Circuits, and the appellate courts of Maryland, Florida, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. From July 2013 through 2016, he was a Distinguished Visitor/Professor from Practice at Penn State Law School, where he taught classes in Evidence, Advocacy, and Professional Responsibility. “We are delighted that a nationally known and highly experienced litigator like Phil has decided to join our firm. We are pleased that we can expand the breadth and depth of services we can provide our clients,” said partner Richard Sauber.
“Robbins Russell is an extraordinary firm, with an impressive collection of very smart and able lawyers, deep experience in high-stakes litigation, and a firm commitment to excellence.” added Sechler. “I look forward to joining the lawyers at Robbins Russell in their sophisticated and client-oriented practice.”
Sechler received his J.D. summa cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, and his B.S. with high distinction from the Pennsylvania State University. After law school, he clerked for Judge Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Second, Third, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the District Courts for the District of Columbia and Maryland.
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