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Joseph H. Jacovini

Member, Senior Leadership Team; Chair of Strategic & Financial Planning
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1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7090
Fax(215) 575-7200


Madeline Natal
Direct(215) 575-7091

Joseph H. Jacovini regularly counsels public and private clients in complex corporate matters, commercial transactions and litigation, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, investigations, control transactions, and corporate reorganizations. He regularly represents special litigation committees of public corporations. 

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board Member, LaFrance Corporation
  • Trustee, Drexel University, Drexel OnLine, and Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Drexel University 
  • Chairman of the Board, Casa Farnese (Senior Citizen Housing)
  • Board Member, Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia
  • Visiting Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Emeritus Trustee, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Former Acting Chairman of the Board, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Former Board Member, Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security
  • Former Board Member and Chairman, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and Ports of Philadelphia and Camden, Inc., appointed by Gov. Robert P. Casey
  • Former Chairman, Pennsylvania State Education Delegation to People's Republic of China 
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Directors, American Heart Association- Greater Philadelphia
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- Greater Philadelphia
  • Former Chair and Board Member, Beyond Celiac
  • Former Chairperson, REDI Inc.
  • Former Protocol Chief, City Delegation to Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China
  • Representative, City of Philadelphia Delegation to Republic of Argentina
  • President, Ciao Philadelphia Global Network Foundation
  • Chair, City of Philadelphia Richardson Dilworth Award Committee

Professional Recognition

  • Voted as Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year” 2022 in the area of Corporate Law in Philadelphia.
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Corporate Law, 2006–2022
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004–2021
  • Beyond Celia Service Award, 2018
  • The Republic of Italy, Awards of Merit Cavaliere Ufficiale, 1988; Commendatore, 2017
  • The Legal Intelligencer, Lifetime Achievement, 2016
  • Rutgers University, Leap Scholars Leadership Award, 2016
  • Breath of Life Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2015
  • Humanitarian Award, REDI Inc., 2013
  • Preferred Leadership Award, The Justinian Society & Foundation, 2011
  • The Learned Hand Award, American Jewish Committee, 2007
  • American Heart Association, Heart of Philadelphia Award, 2006
  • Drexel University, Honorary degree, 2004
  • The Philadelphia Pinnacle Award, 2003
  • Tenth Annual Purple Aster Award, Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania,1993

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Alternate Biographies



  • M.A., Villanova University, 1967
  • LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1965
  • B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1962

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1965