A rising star in litigation

Rebecca has been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star each year since 2012.

Patent Case Management in the EDPA

Rebecca’s article “Managing Patent Infringement Discovery in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania” is based on her experience representing clients in patent litigations in this district in the absence of local patent rules or other case management guidance specific to these cases.

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Justice for kids

Rebecca represents the class of juvenile victims of the worst judicial scandal in Pennsylvania history in the “Kids-for-Cash” litigation, for which the Hangley Aronchick team received the Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s prestigious Pro Bono award.

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Rebecca Santoro Melley is a dedicated commercial litigator known for her practical approach to the legal process and thoughtful, fact-based solutions. With experience litigating in both federal and state courts, she has been active with cases involving intellectual property law, real estate law, franchise law, and general commercial litigation matters.

Her commitment to justice is evident through her pro bono representation, including her work in 2014 as part of the firm’s team in Whitewood v. Wolf, obtaining the landmark ruling declaring Pennsylvania’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples to be unconstitutional. She has also served as co-counsel with Juvenile Law Center in a federal civil suit arising out of the Luzerne County “kids-for-cash” scandal. In 2010, Rebecca and another Hangley Aronchick lawyer received the Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s prestigious Pro Bono Award for their efforts in this case.

Rebecca is a 2007 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, summa cum laude, where she was an articles editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor. Before joining Hangley Aronchick she clerked for The Honorable William H. Yohn, Jr., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Honors & Awards

Named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star as the result of a statewide survey of lawyers, 2012 – 2017

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Articles Editor

University of Pennsylvania Law School, Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor

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