Breeana J. Somers

Associate

  • Breeana J. Somers
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1864
    Fax: +1 215 754 4319

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196
    USA

Breeana J. Somers practices in the area of litigation. Ms. Somers is a 2018 cum laude graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was the lead research editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal and earned a certificate in trial advocacy, and a graduate of Temple University.

Representative Matters

  • Zampell Refractories, Inc. v. Helfrich Brothers Construction Services, LLC, Civ. Action No. 1977CV00493 (Essex Cty., Mass. May 3, 2019). Obtained denial of a preliminary injunction motion filed by the plaintiff, a Massachusetts-based refractories company, against its former Vice President.

  • Won dismissal with prejudice of a putative class action, alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act based on efforts to collect a time barred debt, in the New Jersey U.S. District Court on behalf of a bank’s debt collector vendor.

  • Obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s common-law negligence claim brought against an auto finance company in a lawsuit involving identity fraud.

  • Represented a national bank in voidable transfer litigation with a bankruptcy trustee.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2018
    - Lead Research Editor, Temple International and Comparative Law Journal
    - Certificate in Trial Advocacy
  • Temple University, B.A., 2013

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2018-present

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “The Ethics and Challenges of Working Remotely”- challenges of remote working and best practices for managing risk, complying with ethics rules and minimizing impacts on teams and mental health during the pandemic and beyond, May 3, 2021
  • Presenter, "Legal Ethics Rules for Practicing Before Government Agencies," Comcast In-House Attorneys, June 20, 2019

  • Presenter, "Lessons in Legal Ethics for Financial Services Industry Attorneys," TD Bank In-House Attorneys, December 11, 2018