Edward Greenberg

Profile

Over the course of his nearly 40-year career, Ed has conducted more than 100 jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals. He represents businesses in civil litigation matters including contracts, products, construction, employment, trademarks, negligence, and insurance, and has handled matters in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and several other states throughout the country. His cases have involved alleged defects in consumer and industrial products, construction errors and delays, trademark infringement, fraud, commercial lease breaches, employment discrimination, insurance bad faith, insurance claims mishandling, retrospective premium overcharges, and negligence in hotels, bars, restaurants, schools, pharmacies, and retail stores. Ed serves as a judge pro tempore conducting mediations in the Dispute Resolution Center of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and as an arbitrator for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. When he is not working, Ed enjoys motorcycle touring, downhill skiing, and cycling.

Representative Experience

  • Upper Moreland Township v. 7-Eleven, Inc.
    Obtained non-jury verdict holding that township’s attempt to impose business privilege tax on $3 billion of client’s gross receipts generated in interstate commerce violated the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.
  • The Gleason Works v. Boninfante Friction Inc.
    Won favorable non-jury verdict for world leading producer of gear manufacturing machines in contract dispute governed by the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Kingsbury, Inc. v. GE Energy Power Conversion UK, Limited
    Obtained early dismissal of federal action alleging defective manufacture of multi-million dollar motor for experimental nuclear fission reactor in South Korea.
  • Accor Franchising v. HI Hotel Group
    Won jury verdict for trademark infringement on behalf of motel franchisor and obtained Third Circuit decision reversing District Court’s finding that a holdover motel franchisee is not a trademark counterfeiter thereby receiving award for treble damages and attorneys’ fees.
  • Danella Companies, Inc. v. PMA
    Successfully tried to verdict insurer’s claim that insured failed to pay premiums due for workers' compensation insurance and defeated insured’s counterclaim seeking compensatory and punitive damages for alleged claims mishandling.
  • Global Contact v. Precision Tube Co.
    Obtained favorable jury verdict against claim that client’s failure to manufacture to specifications copper-nickel tubes caused significant damages to importer of parts for United Arab Emirates desalination plant.
  • Lobianco v. McKesson
    Won summary judgment for pharmaceutical distributor accused of contributing to pharmacy error in dispensing cancer medication.
  • Hymon v. Southland Corporation
    Obtained defense verdict for major corporate client accused of causing death of customer who bought gasoline and used it in kerosene heater.

Credentials

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1980
    Managing Editor, Syracuse Law Review
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.S. Accounting, 1976

Admissions to Practice

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts of Pennsylvania (All Districts)
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey

Activities

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel

Presentations & PUBLICATIONS

  • "Superstars of Litigation." Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE, August 2017. (Presented defense opening statement in catastrophic personal injury case)
  • "Class Actions in New York: Recovery for Personal Injury in Mass Tort Cases." 30 Syracuse L. Rev., 1979.
  • Business Torts: A Fifty-State Guide. Wolters Kluwer, 2018. (Pennsylvania Contributing Editor)
  • Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium. Wolters Kluwer, 2018. (New Jersey Contributing Editor)
  • "Pennsylvania Law Summary." National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association website.

Recognition

  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America©
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, since 2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rating (for more than 30 years)

Community

Testimonials

  • "Ed Greenberg is an expert litigator. He can understand a wide range of topics, brings in other necessary experts and most importantly keeps the focus of the litigation on achieving the best result for his client, not "winning." Ed develops a rich understanding of his client's business and industry, which makes him much more effective than most outside lawyers."
    – David Colletti, 7-Eleven, Inc.

  • "I have worked with Ed Greenberg for over 30 years and have always found his work to be excellent. He is very knowledgeable, always prepared, creative in his approach and easy to work with. Ward Greenberg’s rates compare very favorably with other firms. Ed is efficient and does not overwork matters. Ed has a great deal of integrity and is respected by my business people. I have referred others to Ed on many occasions and they continue to use Ward Greenberg to this day."
    – Alan Rabinowitz, G6 Hospitality LLC