Brett A. Kratz

Harkins Cunningham LLP – Philadelphia, PA

Brett A. Kratz

Brett A. Kratz

Associate

bkratz@harkinscunningham.com
(215) 851-6734


4000 Two Commerce Square
2001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7044


Brett has significant experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, as well as employment and regulatory counseling.  He has represented corporate clients and law firms in a wide array of litigation involving business torts, contract disputes, and insurance coverage.  He has also counseled clients on antitrust, labor and employment, pharmaceutical, mergers and acquisitions, patent, environmental, and corporate law matters.

Brett’s representative experience includes:

-Secured dismissal on employment discrimination claim alleging that various Philadelphia law firms violated Americans with Disabilities Act with regard to hiring practices

-Granted summary judgment on alleged wrongful termination, RICO, and ERISA claim against international chemical corporation

-Counseled shipping client on effects of environmental regulatory schemes and Native American treaty fishing rights on proposed shipping pier

-Defended law firm from complex, multi-million dollar claims of legal malpractice with regard to both transactional business advice and litigation advice provided at trial

-Defended generic pharmaceutical company in antitrust litigation stemming from reverse payment patent settlement with brand-name pharmaceutical company

-Defended major telecommunications company regarding claims of patent infringement alleged by competing major telecommunications company

Education

  • Temple University-James E. Beasley School of Law, 2010, J.D. (Temple Law Review)
  • Columbia University, 2007, B.A.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Maryland
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Clerkships

  • The Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania