Joseph E. Samuel, Jr.
Joseph E. Samuel, Jr. is an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department, where he represents clients in a diverse range of industries with a practice focused on appellate, intellectual property, and complex commercial litigation matters. Additionally, Joe has litigated cases against governmental agencies in specialized courts, including the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in its original jurisdiction. Joe has experience at all stages of litigation in state and federal court, from the filing of initial pleadings, to handling complicated discovery issues, and through resolution and appeal.
Joe also advises clients on Pennsylvania election law issues and has worked as a political consultant for campaigns at the federal, state, and local level. In 2016, he helped oversee the successful disqualification of a congressional candidate in one of Pennsylvania’s largest petition challenges in Commonwealth Court.
Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Joe was a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Elizabeth T. Hey in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also worked as a Certified Legal Intern in Villanova University’s Federal Tax Clinic where he represented taxpayers in IRS assessment and collections matters, including cases before the United States Tax Court.
Joseph earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He was a member of the editorial board of the Villanova Law Review, he completed a Litigation Concentration, and he served as a teaching assistant for civil procedure, property, and legal writing. Joseph received his B.A. degree, cum laude, in Political Science and Spanish from West Chester University.
- Obtained complete defense verdict in defamation and false light action in favor of Transport Workers Union Local 234’s former president, its key officers, and members of its Executive Board brought by an unsuccessful candidate for the union’s presidency. The plaintiff sought punitive damages and approximately $675,000 in compensatory damages. After a six-day jury trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, the jury returned a verdict for our clients on all counts.
- Successfully represented specialty wine dealers and restaurants in securing mandamus relief and a declaratory judgment against the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
- Represents and counsels a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company in various matters including trade secret infringement and compliance with federal health care statutes
- Represents a world-class battery scientist in litigation against various federal and state governmental entities
- Represents a leading medical device company in litigation for alleged infringement of a design patent
- Author, “In Latest Chapter of NFL Concussion Litigation Saga, NFL Fights With Its Insurers—and Its Insurers Fight Amongst Themselves—Over $1 Billion in Coverage,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Spring 2022
- Mentioned in, “Quinn Emanuel Can’t Escape Insys Ch. 11. Suit Over Payments,” Law360, October 2021
- Co-author, “U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Fair Use Defense Under Copyright Law as Tech Innovators Win Significant Victory in Google v. Oracle,” April 2021
- Mentioned in, “How Montgomery McCracken Popped Pa. Liquor Control Fight,” Law360 Pulse, April 2021
- Co-author, “COVID-19 Update: Leagues, Schools Grapple With Legal Issues as New Wave of Virus Impacts Play,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Fall 2020
- Co-author, “TikTok Rulings May Clarify Scope Of Economic Powers Law,” Law360, December 2020
- Co-author, “Legal Battles Over Trump Administration’s TikTok Ban Reach Appellate Courts,” November 2020
- Co-author, “Rebutting the Presumption of Insolvency During a Pandemic,” ABI Journal, November 2020
- Co-author, “Preference Payments in Bankruptcy: Rebutting the Presumption of Insolvency during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” June 2020
- Co-author, “Resuming Play After COVID-19: Potential Liability & Best Practices for Leagues, Teams, Coaches, and Athletic Trainers,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Spring 2020
- Noted, “Restaurants sue the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board over wine handling fees,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2020
- Noted, “Liquor Board Must Allow for Direct Sales of Specialty Wines, Court Rules,” The Legal Intelligencer, May 2020
- Noted, “Court Tackles Direct Wine Deliveries Amid COVID-19 Shutdown in Its First Livestreamed Session,” The Legal Intelligencer, April 2020
- Noted, “Wine dealers sue the PLCB over allegedly illegal shipping restriction,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 2020
- Author, “LIFE SUSTAINING BUSINESSES UPDATE: Wolf Administration Clarifies Which Businesses Must Close and Provides Additional Guidance on Waivers and Other Issues,” March 2020
- Co-author, “Insurance Is Not Killing Football, Other Contact Sports – It’s Making Them Safer,” Sports Medicine and the Law, Fall 2019
- Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
- West Chester University
Bankruptcy Judge in Eastern District of New York Grants Summary Judgment in Favor of Five Defendants Represented by Montgomery McCracken
Montgomery McCracken attorneys Edward Schnitzer and Joseph Samuel represented five preference defendants in adversary proceedings brought by the Litigation Administrator in the Décor Holding, Inc. bankruptcy pending in the Eastern […]
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Greenlights Class Claims Against Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and Orders Them to Pay Damages and Attorneys’ Fees
On May 27, 2022, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court published two related opinions permitting damages claims to proceed against the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) and ordering them to pay petitioners’ […]
Quinn Emanuel Can’t Escape Insys Ch. 11 Suit Over Payments
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP can’t dodge a suit filed in Insys Therapeutics Inc.’s Ch. 11 case over $90,000 paid to the firm just before the bankruptcy filing, a Delaware […]
U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Fair Use Defense Under Copyright Law as Tech Innovators Win Significant Victory in Google v. Oracle
On April 5, 2021, the United States Supreme Court held that tech giant Google, which used code from the Oracle-owned computer programming language “Java” to create the interface for Android […]