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James Joseph Eisenhower

Of Counsel
Primary Office
1500 Market St. 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7304
Fax(215) 575-7200


Kathleen Orth
Direct(215) 575-7269

Jim Eisenhower is a former federal prosecutor who centers his practice on White Collar criminal defense, internal investigations, compliance, ethics and campaign finance matters. A two-time Democratic candidate for Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Eisenhower also served in the Clinton White House on the National Security Council staff. 

Eisenhower served as a member of the faculty and has taught courses at the following institutions: Legal Writing and Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law; an undergraduate Political Science class, Campaigns, Elections, and the Media, at Temple University. Constitutional Interpretation at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Starting in early January, Eisenhower will be teaching Election Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law. 

Representative Experience

  • Represented the Chief of Staff to the Democratic Leader of the House in the Pennsylvania "bonusgate matter".
  • Represented several members of Congress in campaign finance and federal investigations.
  • Represented the former Chief of Staff to Governor Ed Rendell in a federal investigation.
  • Represented the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in the forfeiture of the Foxwoods Gaming License, resulting in a 50 million dollar forfeiture to the Commonwealth, the largest gaming related forfeiture in the history of Pennsylvania.
  • Handled matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and involving wiretaps authorized by Title III of the federal criminal code.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Chair, Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA) – 2007-2011
  • Chair, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency – 2003-2004
  • Democratic Candidate, Attorney General of Pennsylvania – 2000, 2004
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Speeches & Presentations

  • Regular Panelist – WPVI 6ABC “Inside Story”.  

Professional Recognition

  • Edward J. McLaughlin Award for Distinguished Service to Victims, Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia, 2009
  • Eisenhower Fellow, 2002
  • White House Fellow, 1995
  • Sustained Superior Performance of Duty Award – US Department of Justice, 1992
  • Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Performance in the Activities of the Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice, 1988
  • Honors Recruit – US Department of Justice, 1987
  • Marshall Scholar, 1982
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Alternate Biographies





  • M.A., University of Oxford, 1985
  • J.D., Antioch School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., Temple University, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania