Paul Lantieri III

Partner He / Him / His
Philadelphia

Paul Lantieri III is Deputy General Counsel of the firm.

In addition to advising the firm and its lawyers – and other law firms – on matters of professional responsibility and legal ethics, Paul maintains a diverse counseling and litigation practice. He has a particular focus on advising self-regulatory organizations in the securities and medical certification spheres. Paul is regularly called on to help those organizations develop and implement, and manage risks associated with, self-regulatory rules, policies, and procedures, and to defend them in related litigation and regulatory proceedings.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • Regularly advises a medical certifying board regarding its certification, disciplinary, and internal appeal processes, its policies and procedures, and in related litigation
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for a pharmaceutical company in Lanham Act false advertising litigation brought against a competitor
  • Represented Nasdaq in litigation, regulatory, and government enforcement matters arising from the Facebook IPO; obtained an injunction against an exchange member seeking to assert substantial claims for Facebook IPO trading losses against Nasdaq in arbitration, and a partial dismissal of class claims brought by Facebook investors

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Paul recently represented a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literacy among young adults who read below grade level in intellectual property litigation and successfully negotiated a resolution that ensured the organization retained its content. Among other things, Paul also assisted a nonprofit organization with an overhaul of its governance policies and procedures. He has worked on a number of matters with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, which seeks exoneration for the wrongfully convicted. In addition, with a team from the firm, Paul successfully negotiated structural changes to the voting districts in a North Carolina county after initiating a lawsuit on behalf of several county residents based on the one-person, one-vote guarantee of the U.S. Constitution.

Recognition & Accomplishments

Benchmark Litigation, "Future Star," Litigation, 2018-2022; Under 40 Hot List, 2016

Recipient, The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly's 2008 "Lawyers on the Fast Track" award, given to select young Pennsylvania lawyers whose achievements have distinguished them among their peers

Recognized by People's Emergency Center for volunteer leadership in connection with pro bono services

Speaking Engagements

"The Art of the Deposition," Dealing with Difficult Witnesses and Opposing Counsel, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, November 17-18, 2016

"The Art of the Deposition," Expert Witnesses, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 4-5, 2015

Annual Business Lawyers' Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, November 12, 2008

"IP and the Internet: The Story of GROW AND GO, the Fictional Drink of Summer Games," Ballard Spahr CLE For Free, June 5, 2008

"Hey, Knock It Off: Protecting Fashion Designs," University of Delaware, February 15, 2007

Board Memberships & Community Service

Director and former officer, John Bartram Association

President, North Ardmore Civic Association

LEADERSHIP Philadelphia Core Class of 2007

Credentials 

Education

Harvard Law School (J.D. 2001)

University of Pennsylvania (B.A. and B.A.S. 1998, magna cum laude)

Admissions

Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit