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Stephen Joseph Cipolla

Stephen Joseph Cipolla

also known as Stephen J. Cipolla, Stephen Cipolla

Practice areas:

Contracts & Agreements, Antitrust & Trade Law, Business

Stephen Cipolla

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Contracts & Agreements: 40%
    30 years, 400 cases
  2. Business: 30%
    30 years
  3. Antitrust & Trade Law: 30%
    30 years, 56 cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour)

Payment Types:


Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Michael Charles Doland

    Mr. Cipolla gives consistently accurate, analytic answers which are customized to the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that any client would be looking for in hiring an attorney. He also has special skills rarely found elsewhere, such as antitrust law.


    Michael Doland Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    With a terrific background, both practical and legal, lots of experience, to-the-point and highly accurate answers published to questions at, a successful court case track record, experience writing about the law and speaking about it to other attorneys too (and his web site is very nicely done too), it is easy to see that Attorney Cipolla knows the law extremely well and loves to make sure people get rock solid advice about it. If you have a Trade Law question, he is your answer. Simple as that. I highly recommend him to you.


    Ronald Burdge Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Stephen Cipolla Legal Strategies

169 Greenwood Avenue
Ste. K-2
Jenkintown, PA, 19046



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Special Achievement Award-Reorg. of Electronic Document SystemsMerck Human Health Division2005
Annual Award for Best Marketing ProgramMerck & Co., Inc.2003
Division Staff Award for Management of Antitrust LitigationMerck Office of General Counsel2003
Excellence Award-Revisions to Inventory/DistributionMerck Human Health Division2003
Management Award -- Formation of Merck / Schering Joint VentureMerck & Co., Inc.2000
Special Achievement AwardMerck &
Management AwardMerck & Co., Inc.1993
Woolsack Honor SocietyWoolsack Honor Society1985
D. Arthur Magaziner Award for Human ServiceD. Arthur Magaziner1984

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner / Special CounselCipolla Associates2012 - 2013
Counsel II, Antitrust / CommercialMerck & Co., Inc.1991 - 2011
Litigation AssociatePepper Hamilton, LLP1985 - 1991

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive GroupMember2012 - Present
American Antitrust InstituteMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Friter v. Iolab Corp., 607 A.2d 1111 (Pa. Super. 1992)Iolab Corporation, my client, was dismissed at the summary judgment stage. At trial the plaintiff's won a substantial damages judgment, which was affirmed on appeal.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Contributing writer, ABA Antitrust Law Section publicationPrice Discrimination Handbook (2013)2013
Editorial Board, ABA Section of Antitrust LawPharmaceutical Antitrust Industry Handbook2009
Law Seminars InternationalThe Continuing Marginalization of the Robinson Patman Act2008
Dickinson Law ReviewReturning the Balance to Design Defect Litigation in Pennsylania1985

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Center for ResolutionsMediationCertificate2014
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of PennsylvaniaUS HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WebinarRobinson Patman Update for In-house Counsel2013
Government Regulation of Pharmaceutical PricingAntitrust implications of drug pricing2013
Sixth Annual In-House Counsel Forum on Pharmaceutical AntitrustPharmaceutical Antitrust2012
Corporate Counseling Committee,Price Discrimination Fundamentals2012
Pharmaceutical AntitrustThe Continuing Marginalization of the Robinson Patman Act2008
Annual In-House Counsel Forum on Pharmaceutical AntitrustAvoiding the Appearance of Predatory Pricing by Carefully Crafting Pricing and Distribution Strategies2008
Antitrust Section Annual MeetingThe View from Inside: Managing Antitrust Litigation2003