Jennifer Philbrick McArdle


  • Jennifer Philbrick McArdle
  • Phone: +1 212 404 8763
    Fax: +1 212 818 9606

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1130
    New York, NY 10169-0079

Jennifer Philbrick McArdle is vice chair of the Commercial and Antitrust Litigation division of Duane Morris' Trial Practice Group. Ms. McArdle practices in the areas of commercial litigation and media and intellectual property law. Ms. McArdle has a broad range of business litigation experience, including in contract, tort, trade secrets, professional liability, insurance, securities, consumer fraud, and other areas of law. She counsels clients ranging from major financial institutions and Fortune 100 companies to startups and individuals on these matters, advocating in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution forums, and assisting with strategic decision-making outside of the litigation context. Ms. McArdle also regularly advises clients in connection with the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts and in employment matters, particularly those involving restrictive covenant, confidentiality and intellectual property issues. 

Ms. McArdle also has significant experience in media and intellectual property law. She counsels clients in connection with copyright registration and litigation; pre-publication review; defamation claims; reporters’ rights issues; requests for information under state and federal freedom of information laws; claims under the Lanham Act; trademark prosecution; and practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.  She regularly represents corporations in the financial, media and publishing, entertainment, insurance, technology and consumer goods industries in these matters, as well as individuals.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Ms. McArdle served as judicial clerk to the Hon. Naomi Reice Buchwald of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. McArdle is a 2009 graduate of Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as an editor of the Columbia Law Review and the American Constitution Society Moot Court program, and a cum laude graduate of Harvard University.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property and Media Law
  • Insurance and Professional Liability


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2009
    - Staff Editor, Columbia Law Review
    - Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Harvard University, B.A., cum laude, 2004


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2020-present
  • Satterlee Stephens LLP
    - Partner, 2017-2020
    - Associate, 2013-2016
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    - Associate, 2010-2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    - Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Naomi Reice Buchwald, 2009-2010

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
    - Copyright Litigation Committee
    - Copyright and Social Media Committee
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
    - Litigation Affinity Group
    - IP & Technology Law Affinity Group
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Media Law Resource Center
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
    - Qualified Mediator

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014, 2016-2020

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Egan Maritime Institute
    - Secretary and Member, Board of Trustees
  • Coney Island Prep
    - Board of Trustees
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
    - Family Committee
    - Former Secretary, Currents Council
  • Nantucket Conservation Foundation Associates
    - Former Vice-President and Social Media Chair

Selected Publications

  • Author, Chapter explaining important considerations for in-house counsel in hiring and working with local and specialized outside counsel in the treatise Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel (Robert L. Haig ed.), Thomson Reuters & ACC
  • Author, Chapter on Fashion Law, Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts (Robert L. Haig ed.), Thomson Reuters & ACC
  • Author, White paper addressing First Amendment concerns in connection with a prosecution of the media under the Espionage Act, MLRC, September 2019

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "Major Stories in Media Law Over the Course of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Recovery," Duane Morris COVID-19: Navigating Forward Webinar Series, May 20, 2021
  • Presenter, Pace University’s China-U.S. Publishing Program, annually