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Stephanie K. Benecchi
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7282
F: 215-731-3665

Cherry Hill Office

LibertyView
457 Haddonfield Road
Suite 600
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

P: 856-488-7700
F: 856-488-7720

Biography

Stephanie K. Benecchi is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. Stephanie’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, including IP litigation and class action defense as well as white collar defense and government investigations. Stephanie has experience with litigation matters at all stages, from pre-suit investigations through resolution and settlement.

Stephanie is also a member of the firm’s interdisciplinary Intellectual Property litigation team, where she works collaboratively with our seasoned IP professionals to defend against infringement claims and prosecute intellectual property claims in federal court.

Stephanie has represented senior executives in the health care industry in conjunction with government investigation and has experience with investigations focusing on labeling and monitoring of medical devices as well as pharmaceutical sales practices. She has also defended clients against False Claims Act litigation.

Stephanie’s class action defense work has focused on defending consumer fraud litigation based on product label statements.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Stephanie was an associate with a commercial litigation firm in New York, where she handled high-stakes civil litigation, corporate investigations, and insurance coverage in federal and state courts.

Selected Representations

  • C.R. Bard et. al. v. Medical Components Inc., No. 2:17-cv-00754-HCN-DAO (D. Utah, admitted pro hac vice) – Defending Medical Components in patent litigation regarding infringement claims as to method patent and identification patents concerning implanted ports.
  • C.R. Bard v. Medical Components, No. 2:12-cv-00032-RJS-DAO (D. Utah, admitted pro hac vice) – Defending Medical Components in patent litigation regarding infringement claims as to identification patents concerning implanted ports and prosecuting counterclaim for infringement.
  • Wisniewski v. Hero Nutritionals, Inc. (N.D. Ill., admitted pro hac vice) – Represented Hero Nutritionals in a putative class action regarding “Made in the USA” label claims on vitamin products. Favorably resolved litigation on an individual basis.
  • Guerra v. Hero Nutritionals, Inc. (E.D.N.Y.) – Represented Hero Nutritionals in a putative class action regarding “All Natural Fruit Flavors and Colors” label claims on vitamin products. Favorably resolved litigation on an individual basis.
  • Represented a South Jersey hospital in conjunction with negotiation of an agreement with a Philadelphia University and resolution of associated Title IV issues.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

Honors & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019-2021)

Academic Achievements

  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D.)
    • Staff Member, Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law
    • Mary Anne Dickey Memorial Scholarship
  • Columbia University (B.A., with honors)
    • Varsity Women’s Swim Team