Biography

Stephanie Resnick is consistently ranked among the top litigators and is lauded by her colleagues and peers for her strategic handling of high-stakes, complex business disputes in the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and beyond. She has served as lead counsel in numerous high-profile litigation matters.

A senior business trial lawyer, Stephanie is Chair of the firm’s Directors’ & Officers’ Liability & Corporate Governance Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She previously chaired the firm-wide Litigation Department, overseeing more than 200 attorneys, a position she held for seven years. In state and federal courts across the United States, she has earned a reputation for sound judgment and innovative problem solving. Corporate executives, Fortune 500 companies and family-owned businesses turn to Stephanie for solutions to their most difficult and sensitive personal and professional issues.

Stephanie has tried and arbitrated complex business matters, including injunctions and matters needing special and urgent relief. Among other things, she handles the following types of litigation:

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Family business disputes
  • Class actions
  • Intellectual property
  • Directors' and officers' liability
  • Unfair business practices and competition
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Corporate governance
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Health care/physician issues
  • Employment related litigation, including restrictive covenants
  • Defamation and media issues
  • Ethics and professional liability
  • Insurance and reinsurance issues

In recent years, Stephanie has received a remarkable collection of accolades from the most prestigious ranking organizations in the world.

She has been named in “The Best Lawyers in America” in Commercial Litigation for the past five consecutive years, and as one of the leading litigation attorneys in Pennsylvania by Chambers USA, which noted that she "is one of the best litigators in the city – aggressive, driven, responsive." Benchmark Litigation lists Stephanie as one of the “Top 250 Female Litigators in America” and as a "Litigation Star" in Pennsylvania noted by peers for her “easygoing but powerful presence” and for her “ability to handle things calmly while maintaining an unflinching stance.” Stephanie was also selected for inclusion in the inaugural edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™, which includes less than five percent of women lawyers, and has been added every year since.

For many years, Stephanie has been named as a “Super Lawyer” and one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania.” She was one of only 10 women included in a list of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania” by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine, which also recognized her as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia.”

Stephanie is also a recipient of the coveted Sandra Day O'Connor Award, presented by the Philadelphia Bar Association. Named for the first woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, the award has been conferred annually since 1993 on a woman attorney who has achieved the highest degree of professional excellence in her field and has visibly used her position and stature in the community to mentor, promote and advance other women lawyers.

    Stephanie serves as a member of the Corporate Executive Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

    Beyond Fox Rothschild

    Stephanie volunteers for numerous nonprofit organizations. She is a former Chair of Women's Way, the nation's oldest and largest funding federation for services for women and children.