Joseph F. O'Dea, Jr.

Chair, Litigation Department at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Joseph F. O'Dea, Jr.

Joseph F. O'Dea, Jr.

Chair, Litigation Department at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Biography

Joe O'Dea is the chair of Saul Ewing's Commercial Litigation Practice. A Princeton University educated civil engineer, Joe has almost 25 years of experience representing clients in high exposure commercial litigation matters.

Joe has worked extensively for several of the nation’s largest defense/aerospace companies. He has led teams of professionals in numerous other complex civil litigation matters, including currently serving as national coordinating counsel for a Pennsylvania-based global manufacturer in products liability litigation.

Joe was recently engaged by a global security and technology company to represent it in a high exposure litigation pending in the Court of Chancery in Delaware. He also recently defended a national facilities maintenance company in a three week trial in the Commerce Program of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Joe has represented many other companies in various industries in complex commercial litigation over his career. Other representative cases include serving as lead counsel for the nation's leading horticultural products manufacturer in a seven year litigation involving claims of breach of a distributorship agreement, an asset purchase agreement, and an agreement of sale and antitrust violations. Joe also has served for decades as lead counsel for one of the nation's largest environmental services company in litigation pending throughout the northeastern United States.

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Vice Office Managing Partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

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Co-Chair, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

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Chief Operating Officer at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

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Chair, Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

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Joseph F. O'Dea, Jr.
Chair, Litigation Department at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1986

Since its founding in 1953 as part of Villanova University, Villanova Law had educated more than 10,000 lawyers who have taken their place in the profession. You will find them on the benches in federal and state court houses; as members of state and federal legislatures and in high government office (the former governor of Pennsylvania is a VLS grad); leading corporations, major law firms and public interest agencies; teaching and writing; and practicing at the very highest levels. Learn more about our history. Villanova is at once modern, yet rooted in tradition.

B.S. in Civil Engineering
Class of 1982

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Memberships
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The Pennsylvania Bar Association is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students in Pennsylvania, United States. As of 2013, the Association had about 28,000 members and offers membership benefits including publications, practice support, networking, and continuing education

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Current

The Philadelphia Bar Association, founded in 1802, is the oldest association of lawyers in the United States. It is a keystone in the ongoing developments of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania legal systems. Attorneys, judges, and politicians alike look to the Philadelphia Bar Association for guidance on controversial legal issues; and for an organized meeting ground for professional support and information sharing. Non-lawyers of the Philadelphia community count on, and look to, the Philadelphia Bar Association for general information on how to address their legal issues and where they can go to find additional information and help. With more than 200 years of dedicated service to stand on, the Philadelphia Bar Association is firmly rooted in the Philadelphia community as a steady and reliable bellwether.

Career History
Chair, Litigation Department
Current

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP is an American private company with domestic subsidiaries, that operates as a law firm.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Current

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP is an American private company with domestic subsidiaries, that operates as a law firm.

Political Donations
$1,000
2009

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$500
2006

Senator from Pennsylvania

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar
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