Thomas E. Sanchez

Special Counsel

  • Thomas E. Sanchez
  • Phone: +1 412 497 1036
    Fax: +1 412 291 3103

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    600 Grant Street, Suite 5010
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2802

Thomas E. Sanchez represents corporate clients from various industries in complex commercial litigation. He has experience handling complex single-plaintiff and class actions from inception through trial and appeal, including in cases involving contract disputes, business torts, product liability, patent infringement, unfair competition, business dissolution matters, noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements, and oil and gas energy litigation. In addition to his trial court appearances, Mr. Sanchez also has had lead responsibility for appellate briefing before the Third Circuit and Pennsylvania’s Supreme and Superior Courts. 

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Sanchez clerked for the Hon. Yvette Kane of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. 

Mr. Sanchez is a 2011 magna cum laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, where he was chief articles editor of the University of New Hampshire Law Review, and a magna cum laude graduate of Allegheny College.


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
    - Chief Articles Editor, University of New Hampshire Law Review
  • Allegheny College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2007


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Special Counsel, 2021-present
  • Eckert Seamans
    - Member, 2020-2021
    - Associate, 2018-2020; 2013-2017
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
    - Associate, 2017-2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. Yvette Kane, 2011-2013

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2021

Selected Publications

  • “‘No-hire’ provision in commercial contract between two businesses is unenforceable in Pennsylvania,” Wolters Kluwer, May 19, 2021

  • “Overbroad “No-Hire” (a/k/a “No-Poach”) Provision Unenforceable in Pennsylvania: Five Takeaways from the Winning Trial Team at Eckert Seamans,” Eckert Seamans’ Legal Update, May 13, 2021

  • “Brito v. Major Energy Electric Services, LLC,” Eckert Seamans’ Energy Supplier Litigation Blog, January 14, 2021

  • “Best Practices for Challenging Venue Transfer Orders,” ACBA Lawyers Journal, 2018

  • Co-author, “Best Practices for Avoiding Spoliation,” Law 360, 2015

  • Note, “London, Libel Capital No Longer?,” 9 U.N.H. L. Rev. 469, 2011

Media Hits

  • “Steel Transportation Contract Spat Staying In Pa.” Law360, May 20, 2021

  • “How Eckert Seamans Won Pa. Employment Freedom Case,” Law360, May 4, 2021

  • “Pa. High Court Points Way To Valid Employer No-Poach Deals,” Law360, April 30, 2021

  • “Pennsylvania Top Court Blocks No-Poach Terms in Contract,” Bloomberg Law, April 29, 2021

  • “Broad ‘No-Poaching’ Agreement Is Unenforceable, Pa. Supreme Court Rules,” The Legal Intelligencer, April 29, 2021

  • “Pa. Justices Bar No-Hire Clauses Between Businesses,” Law360, April 29, 2021

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • “Preparing and Defending Against Motions to Transfer Venue,” Eckert Seamans CLE, 2017