Bazelon Less Feldman PC A. Richard Feldman

Practice Areas

Bar/Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia (Inactive), 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 1984
  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2014

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1980) Summa Cum Laude,
    Order of the Coif,
    Law Review: Executive Editor, 1979-1980
  • Harvard University (B.A., 1970) Cum Laude
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A. Richard Feldman

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Richard Feldman has been a practicing commercial litigator for more than 30 years. His practice, while wide-ranging, focuses on complex litigation, class action defense, appellate litigation and litigating disputes involving companies in the travel, insurance, financial services, and telecommunications industries.

Mr. Feldman has had extensive experience in representing plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving – in no special order – contract disputes, fraud, trade secrets, and labor and employment matters, secured lending litigation, education law, anti-discrimination law, real estate matters, securities law, business torts, insurance disputes, breach of warranty, disability law, RICO, and ERISA litigation.  His relevant recent experience includes:

  • Representing a major land owner in a 2013 suit over an appraisal award involving a $20 million dollar parcel in Center City Philadelphia;
  • Successfully defending on appeal a judgment in favor of a pharmaceutical company in 2013 in a New Jersey case involving an alleged failure to bargain in good faith pursuant to a letter of intent;
  • Winning an appeal on behalf of a national insurer in the Connecticut Supreme Court in 2013 in a major workers’ compensation case;
  • Defeating a class action against a membership organization on a motion to dismiss, and gaining affirmance on appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 2013;
  • Representing a major bank in an unfair competition litigation involving the mortgage origination industry that concluded in 2012;
  • Overturning a jury verdict in 2011 in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on an issue of first impression – that truthful statements cannot form the basis for tortious interference with contractual relations;
  • Winning summary judgment and affirmance on appeal in New Jersey in a multi-million dollar contract dispute between insurance brokers;
  • Representing a major telecommunications company in a dispute with the State of Delaware over unclaimed property;
  • Representing an automobile club in a variety of matters, including several class actions as well as individual contract disputes;
  • Representing a large urban school district in matters involving charter school disputes and labor contracts;
  • Representing a motor vehicle insurance organization in numerous appellate matters;
  • Defending numerous class actions on behalf of insurers, retailers, and real estate developers; and
  • Representing individuals and employers in various kinds of labor and employment disputes.

Mr. Feldman has been a lecturer in the Temple University Law School LLM in Trial Advocacy Program, and a NITA faculty member. He is a former president and current member of the Board of Directors of CADEkids, a local charity dedicated to teaching elementary school children to learn how to avoid drug use, violence and other destructive behaviors.

Mr. Feldman is a graduate of Harvard College (B.A. cum laude 1970), and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. summa cum laude 1980) where he was an Executive Editor of the Law Review and Member of the Order of the Coif.  Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Henry J. Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.