ATTORNEY PROFILES

Theodore M. Lieverman

Theodore M. Lieverman

Of Counsel

P: 215-496-0300
E: tlieverman@srkattorneys.com

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1979
New Jersey, 1988
Massachusetts, 1978
U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
1980U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
1982U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
1984U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1984
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Education

J.D. – Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978
B.A. – Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1971

Honors: General and Departmental Honors
Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
Member
Philadelphia Bar Association
Member

Honors & Awards

Listed in Who’s Who in America

Listed in Who’s Who in American Law

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America

THEODORE M. LIEVERMAN

Theodore M. Lieverman is of counsel to the firm. During his more than 30 years of legal practice, he has concentrated on complex civil litigation and appeals, including claims under the Labor Management Relations Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), federal civil rights statutes, constitutional law, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), and antitrust statutes.

Mr. Lieverman was co-lead counsel in a number of class actions, including In re TriCor Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 05-360 (D. Del.) (settled for over $67 million); In re Relafen Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 01-12239 (D. Mass.) (settled for $75 million for indirect purchasers); and lead counsel in Penn Federation BMWE v. Norfolk Southern Corp., C.A. No. 02-9049 (E.D. Pa.) (settled for changes in 401(k) plan, additional protections to participants, money damages and fees). He served as co-counsel for a nationwide class of retirees who sued Campbell Soup for lost medical benefits, Local 56 UFCW v. Campbell Soup Co., 954 F. Supp. 1000, 1003 (D. N.J. 1997), resulting in the creation of a fund in excess of $100 million to fund future benefits.

Mr. Lieverman litigated one of the leading cases issued by the National Labor Relations Board on the use of labor-management cooperation programs in unionized workplaces, E.I. duPont deNemours & Co., 311 NLRB No. 88 (1993). In 2001, he filed an amicus brief on behalf of a number of distinguished historians in the important copyright case of New York Times Co. v. Tasini, 533 U.S. 483 (2001).

Other notable cases in which Mr. Lieverman served as lead counsel include Manufacturers Association of Tri-County v. Knepper, 623 F. Supp. 1066 (M.D. Pa. 1985), rev. in part, 801 F.2d 130 (3d Cir. 1986), cert. denied, 484 U.S. 815 (1987); Local 397 IUE v. Midwest Fasteners, Inc., 763 F. Supp. 78 (D. N.J. 1990), 779 F. Supp. 788 (D. N.J. 1992); Doe v. Borough of Barrington, 729 F. Supp. 376 (D. N.J. 1990); Knoll v. Springfield Township School District, 699 F.2d 137 (3d Cir. 1983), vacated and remanded, 471 U.S. 288 (1985), on remand, 763 F.2d 584 (3d Cir. 1985); and Araujo v. Welch, 742 F.2d 802 (3d Cir. 1984).

During 1995-1997, Mr. Lieverman served as general counsel to the Court-appointed Election Officer who conducted the 1996 officer elections for the 1.4 million members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He also served as general counsel for the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health from 1983 to 1992.

He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Southern District of New York; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Eleventh, D.C. and Federal Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Lieverman has lectured on various legal issues to lawyers and union officials and has been an adjunct professor of law at Rutgers Law School-Camden. In 2011, he participated in the Fulbright Specialists Program by lecturing on electoral reform and U.S. constitutional law at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He also served as an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Mr. Lieverman is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in various editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, The Best Lawyers in America, and Law & Politics’ list of Pennsylvania “Superlawyers.” He has published a number of articles on the law as well as public policy issues. Mr. Lieverman is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Labor Education and Research Association, the American Antitrust Institute, and the American Constitution Society. He earned a B.A. with general and departmental honors in History from Vassar College and a J.D. degree from Northeastern University Law School.

Of Counsel
P: 215-496-0300
E: tlieverman@srkattorneys.com

THEODORE M. LIEVERMAN

Theodore M. Lieverman is of counsel to the firm. During his more than 30 years of legal practice, he has concentrated on complex civil litigation and appeals, including claims under the Labor Management Relations Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), federal civil rights statutes, constitutional law, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), and antitrust statutes.

Mr. Lieverman was co-lead counsel in a number of class actions, including In re TriCor Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 05-360 (D. Del.) (settled for over $67 million); In re Relafen Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 01-12239 (D. Mass.) (settled for $75 million for indirect purchasers); and lead counsel in Penn Federation BMWE v. Norfolk Southern Corp., C.A. No. 02-9049 (E.D. Pa.) (settled for changes in 401(k) plan, additional protections to participants, money damages and fees). He served as co-counsel for a nationwide class of retirees who sued Campbell Soup for lost medical benefits, Local 56 UFCW v. Campbell Soup Co., 954 F. Supp. 1000, 1003 (D. N.J. 1997), resulting in the creation of a fund in excess of $100 million to fund future benefits.

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Mr. Lieverman litigated one of the leading cases issued by the National Labor Relations Board on the use of labor-management cooperation programs in unionized workplaces, E.I. duPont deNemours & Co., 311 NLRB No. 88 (1993). In 2001, he filed an amicus brief on behalf of a number of distinguished historians in the important copyright case of New York Times Co. v. Tasini, 533 U.S. 483 (2001).

Other notable cases in which Mr. Lieverman served as lead counsel include Manufacturers Association of Tri-County v. Knepper, 623 F. Supp. 1066 (M.D. Pa. 1985), rev. in part, 801 F.2d 130 (3d Cir. 1986), cert. denied, 484 U.S. 815 (1987); Local 397 IUE v. Midwest Fasteners, Inc., 763 F. Supp. 78 (D. N.J. 1990), 779 F. Supp. 788 (D. N.J. 1992); Doe v. Borough of Barrington, 729 F. Supp. 376 (D. N.J. 1990); Knoll v. Springfield Township School District, 699 F.2d 137 (3d Cir. 1983), vacated and remanded, 471 U.S. 288 (1985), on remand, 763 F.2d 584 (3d Cir. 1985); and Araujo v. Welch, 742 F.2d 802 (3d Cir. 1984).

During 1995-1997, Mr. Lieverman served as general counsel to the Court-appointed Election Officer who conducted the 1996 officer elections for the 1.4 million members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He also served as general counsel for the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health from 1983 to 1992.

He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Southern District of New York; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Eleventh, D.C. and Federal Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Lieverman has lectured on various legal issues to lawyers and union officials and has been an adjunct professor of law at Rutgers Law School-Camden. In 2011, he participated in the Fulbright Specialists Program by lecturing on electoral reform and U.S. constitutional law at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He also served as an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Mr. Lieverman is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in various editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, The Best Lawyers in America, and Law & Politics’ list of Pennsylvania “Superlawyers.” He has published a number of articles on the law as well as public policy issues. Mr. Lieverman is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Labor Education and Research Association, the American Antitrust Institute, and the American Constitution Society. He earned a B.A. with general and departmental honors in History from Vassar College and a J.D. degree from Northeastern University Law School.

Of Counsel
P: 215-496-0300
E: tlieverman@srkattorneys.com

THEODORE M. LIEVERMAN

Theodore M. Lieverman is of counsel to the firm. During his more than 30 years of legal practice, he has concentrated on complex civil litigation and appeals, including claims under the Labor Management Relations Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), federal civil rights statutes, constitutional law, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), and antitrust statutes.

Mr. Lieverman was co-lead counsel in a number of class actions, including In re TriCor Indirect Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 05-360 (D. Del.) (settled for over $67 million); In re Relafen Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 01-12239 (D. Mass.) (settled for $75 million for indirect purchasers); and lead counsel in Penn Federation BMWE v. Norfolk Southern Corp., C.A. No. 02-9049 (E.D. Pa.) (settled for changes in 401(k) plan, additional protections to participants, money damages and fees). He served as co-counsel for a nationwide class of retirees who sued Campbell Soup for lost medical benefits, Local 56 UFCW v. Campbell Soup Co., 954 F. Supp. 1000, 1003 (D. N.J. 1997), resulting in the creation of a fund in excess of $100 million to fund future benefits.

Learn More

Mr. Lieverman litigated one of the leading cases issued by the National Labor Relations Board on the use of labor-management cooperation programs in unionized workplaces, E.I. duPont deNemours & Co., 311 NLRB No. 88 (1993). In 2001, he filed an amicus brief on behalf of a number of distinguished historians in the important copyright case of New York Times Co. v. Tasini, 533 U.S. 483 (2001).

Other notable cases in which Mr. Lieverman served as lead counsel include Manufacturers Association of Tri-County v. Knepper, 623 F. Supp. 1066 (M.D. Pa. 1985), rev. in part, 801 F.2d 130 (3d Cir. 1986), cert. denied, 484 U.S. 815 (1987); Local 397 IUE v. Midwest Fasteners, Inc., 763 F. Supp. 78 (D. N.J. 1990), 779 F. Supp. 788 (D. N.J. 1992); Doe v. Borough of Barrington, 729 F. Supp. 376 (D. N.J. 1990); Knoll v. Springfield Township School District, 699 F.2d 137 (3d Cir. 1983), vacated and remanded, 471 U.S. 288 (1985), on remand, 763 F.2d 584 (3d Cir. 1985); and Araujo v. Welch, 742 F.2d 802 (3d Cir. 1984).

During 1995-1997, Mr. Lieverman served as general counsel to the Court-appointed Election Officer who conducted the 1996 officer elections for the 1.4 million members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He also served as general counsel for the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health from 1983 to 1992.

He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Southern District of New York; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Eleventh, D.C. and Federal Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Lieverman has lectured on various legal issues to lawyers and union officials and has been an adjunct professor of law at Rutgers Law School-Camden. In 2011, he participated in the Fulbright Specialists Program by lecturing on electoral reform and U.S. constitutional law at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Serbia. He also served as an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Mr. Lieverman is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in various editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, The Best Lawyers in America, and Law & Politics’ list of Pennsylvania “Superlawyers.” He has published a number of articles on the law as well as public policy issues. Mr. Lieverman is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Labor Education and Research Association, the American Antitrust Institute, and the American Constitution Society. He earned a B.A. with general and departmental honors in History from Vassar College and a J.D. degree from Northeastern University Law School.

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1979
New Jersey, 1988
Massachusetts, 1978
U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
1980U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
1982U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
1984U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1984
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Education

J.D. – Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978
B.A. – Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1971

Honors: General and Departmental Honors
Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
Member
Philadelphia Bar Association
Member

Honors & Awards

Listed in Who’s Who in America

Listed in Who’s Who in American Law

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America