Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.), former Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, is a shareholder at Saxton & Stump and focuses his practice on internal investigations, arbitrations and mediations, monitorships and receiverships.

Current Practice

As Co-Chair of the firm’s Investigations and Criminal Defense practice, Judge Stengel leads a team of attorneys who conduct fair and thorough internal investigations for corporations, educational institutions, governmental agencies, municipalities and other organizations across the country. The team is also uniquely qualified to handle Title IX investigations and sexual misconduct grievances for individuals and higher education institutions, serving as counsel or hearing officers.

Judge Stengel’s reputation for fairness and insight makes him a sought-after arbitrator and mediator. He leads a team of neutrals at Optimal Dispute Resolutions, a rapidly growing regional and national alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider.

In addition, Judge Stengel works with Saxton & Stump’s Labor and Employment and Intellectual Property groups, having significant experience in various kinds of employment cases as well as in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. He is also a member of the firm’s Attorney and Judicial Ethics and Discipline practice, led by Hon. Robert A. Graci (Ret) and frequently consults for the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice by examining and strengthening arguments for trial.

Recent Notable Matters

  • Special Investigator in the National Football League’s (NFL) Concussion Settlement program
  • Chair of the Independent Oversight Committee for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program (IRRP)
  • Special Master in complex civil cases in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and for the District of Delaware

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