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White Collar and Government Enforcement Partner Christopher R. Hall Elected Judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Published: 11/05/2021
Services: White Collar and Government Enforcement

(PHILADELPHIA – November 5, 2021) Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP has announced that White Collar and Government Enforcement Partner Christopher R. Hall has been elected judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania, assuming the role on January 3, 2022.

A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Hall has been fighting for equity and equality under the law for more than 30 years. He won the first environmental justice conviction in Pennsylvania against a corporate asbestos dumper in violation of the Clean Air Act, with a $1.5 million settlement for residents whose homes were damaged in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia. He also successfully led the first case against predatory mortgage lending in Pennsylvania, stopping companies that were preying on communities of color in North Philadelphia. Mr. Hall also fought to hold corrupt public officials accountable who siphoned off much-needed funding for public housing in the Logan neighborhood of North Philadelphia. His top priority as a judge will be to ensure that equal justice is served for all and to work to fight systemic racism within the judicial system.

In his practice at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Mr. Hall has focused on the life sciences, health care, financial service, and defense industries, and has deep experience with the Financial Conduct Authority, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and anti-competition, securities, environmental, trade secret, and public corruption laws. He has responded to hundreds of grand jury subpoenas, search warrants, civil investigative demands, HIPAA subpoenas, depositions, and law enforcement requests for interviews—all with an eye toward convincing the government to take no action.