Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller is proud to announce that Jon L. Cochran and Robert A. Wiygul have been elected shareholders of the firm. Both attorneys are litigators who practice in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Jon Cochran represents financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in a wide range of complex matters before federal and state courts, including fiduciary duty litigation, civil rights, ERISA, employment, and contract disputes. He also maintains an active pro bono practice and serves on the Executive Board of the Homeless Advocacy Project, a legal services organization that provides advocacy and representation to homeless individuals and families.

Jon is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he received the Francis Wayland Prize for Litigation and was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal. He earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Washington and Lee University. Prior to joining the firm, Jon served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jan DuBois of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2010 – 2011) and the Honorable Dolores Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2011 – 2012). He has been recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star since 2015.

Robert Wiygul is a trial and appellate lawyer who focuses his practice on commercial litigation, environmental litigation, and complex insurance coverage litigation.  His recent trial results include obtaining a complete defense verdict in a jury trial of a commercial dispute.  He also successfully tried a non-jury environmental matter before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, and then briefed and argued the appeal before the Commonwealth Court, which affirmed the Board’s judgment in his client’s favor.  In his appellate practice, Rob has successfully prosecuted and defended appeals in state and federal courts, including securing reversal of a $4 million adverse judgment before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and has filed amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on issues of constitutional and statutory law.  He is also committed to pro bono work and serves on the Board of the Public Interest Law Center, where he co-chairs the Litigation Committee.

Rob graduated from Yale Law School, where he was the Co-Editor-in-Chief and the Book Reviews Editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. He holds a C.Phil. from the University of California, Berkeley (reflecting advancement to candidacy in a Ph.D. program in history), and earned his Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in England. Rob is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College, where he also earned Highest Honors in History and Honors in Philosophy. Following law school, he served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, then-Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.