One South Broad Street, Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Class Action Defense
A. Richard Feldman
Richard Feldman has been a practicing commercial litigator for more than 30 years. His practice, while wide-ranging, focuses on complex litigation, class action defense, appellate litigation and litigating disputes involving companies in the travel, insurance, financial service, and telecommunications industries.
Mr. Feldman has had extensive experience in representing plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving – in no special order – contract disputes, fraud, secured lending litigation, education law, anti-discrimination law, real estate matters, securities law, business torts, insurance disputes, breach of warranty, disability law, RICO, ERISA litigation, trade secrets, and labor and employment matters. His relevant recent experience includes:
Overturning a jury verdict in 2011 in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on an issue of first impression – that truthful statements cannot form the basis for tortious interference with contractual relations;
Representing a national insurer in an appeal to a state supreme court in a workers’ compensation case;
Representing a major bank in an unfair competition litigation involving the mortgage origination industry;
Winning summary judgment and affirmance on appeal in a multi-million dollar contract dispute between insurance brokers;
Representing a major telecommunications company in a dispute with a state over unclaimed property;
Representing one of the largest automobile clubs in a variety of matters including several class actions as well as individual contract disputes;
Representing a large urban school district in matters involving charter school disputes and labor contracts;
Defending numerous class actions on behalf of insurers, retailers, and real estate developers; and
Representing individuals and employers in various kinds of labor and employment disputes.
Mr. Feldman has been a lecturer in the Temple University Law School LLM in Trial Advocacy Program, and a NITA facility member. He is a former president and member of the Board of Directors of CADEkids, a local charity dedicated to teaching elementary school children to learn how to avoid drug use, violence and other destructive behaviors.
Mr. Feldman is a graduate of Harvard College (B.A. cum laude 1970), and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. summa cum laude 1980) where he was an Executive Editor of the Law Review and Member of the Order of the Coif. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.