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James Joseph Eisenhower

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


Judy Palumbo
Direct(215) 575-7197

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 serves as a member of the faculty and is a professor of 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".
  • Represents a member of Congress.
  • 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

  • Pennsylvania
  • Michigan
  • 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
  • United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania