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Michael J. Newman
Practice Groups:
Insurance Coverage

Columbia Law School
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
One Logan Square
18th & Cherry Streets, 27th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6933
Phone: 215.496.7055
Fax: 215.568.0300


Michael Newman is a driven commercial litigator known for his thoughtful consideration of clients’ needs and his ability to find intelligent solutions to complex legal problems. With extensive experience counseling clients facing serious allegations such as securities fraud, insider trading, and breach of fiduciary duties, Michael has successfully represented directors, officers, and corporations in a wide variety of complex commercial and corporate governance cases. In addition, Michael has broad experience in complex commercial litigation involving contractual disputes and insurance coverage issues. He has also defended both corporations and individuals facing government investigations.

His commitment to justice is distinguished by his pro bono representation, which includes prisoners’ rights cases and the rights of parents seeking to regain custody of their children under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Michael’s dedication to the community in which he lives is demonstrated by his involvement with various nonprofit organizations including Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, where is on the Steering Committee for the Lemon Society of Philadelphia, the Spruce Foundation, and Mighty Writers. In addition, Michael is a graduate of Young Involved Philadelphia’s Board Prep program.

He is a 2006 graduate of Columbia University School of Law, where he served as Staff Editor for the Human Rights Law Review. While at Columbia he was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for his superior academic achievement and earned the Parker Center for Foreign and Comparative Law’s Certificate of Achievement. He also collaborated with students from the Columbia Journalism School to develop a Symposium on Law and Journalism. He received his BA, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002.  


Columbia University School of Law, New York, New York, 2006, JD

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002, BA, cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • Named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star as the result of a statewide survey of lawyers, 2013
  • Columbia University School of Law, Human Rights Law Review, Staff Editor
  • Columbia University School of Law, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2005 and 2006
  • Parker Center for Foreign and Comparative Law, Certificate of Achievement, 2006


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


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