Clifford Sacalis

Associate

sacaliss@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8874
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

Clifford Sacalis is experienced in a diverse range of commercial litigation before federal and state courts, including breach of contract, fraud, and business torts; insurance matters; financial services class actions; and mortgage banking and construction litigation.

Cliff has experience defending insurers and insurance brokers against fraud, negligence, and antitrust claims. He has also represented insurers in complex coverage disputes. In June 2013, Cliff was a trial team member for a case in which the team received a federal jury verdict on behalf of an insurance broker client after a six-day trial.

Cliff also has significant experience in mortgage-related litigation defending lenders and servicers in putative class actions involving claims and defenses under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), and various state laws. In addition, Cliff has defended lenders and servicers in complex construction loan disputes.

Cliff was a member of Ballard Spahr's 2011 summer associate class and served a clerkship with the Pennsylvania Superior Court in summer 2010.

Publications

Contributor, "Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Civil Practice Manual, 17th Edition," June 1, 2015

"Use Law School Skills To Adapt in the First Year," The Legal Intelligencer, September 10, 2013

Recent Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Cyber-Insurance: An Integral Part of Any Commercial Insurance Program," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, July 11, 2016

"Civil Practice and Procedure in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas," Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE, June 17, 2015

Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 2012, magna cum laude)
Managing Editor, Villanova Law Review Symposia; Member, Order of the Coif

James Madison University (B.A. 2009)

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit