Abby L. Sacunas focuses her practice on business disputes, products liability and antitrust prevention and defense. She successfully represents clients in the life safety, pharmaceutical, medical device, telecommunications and athletic equipment industries.
As national trial counsel for certain of her clients and acting outside general counsel to others, Abby has extensive experience litigating in state and federal forums throughout the United States where she has obtained everything from full defense verdicts to summary judgment decisions on behalf of her clients.
She additionally counsels clients on labor and employment, regulatory and compliance issues as a way to proactively manage and limit risk, especially given the rise in trade secret, privacy, data and cybersecurity concerns.
Abby is the managing editor of the Products Liability Prevention & Defense Blog, which provides regular updates on product liability trends, decisions and litigation prevention tactics for defendants and potential defendants.
Abby’s antitrust work involves mergers, government investigations, litigation, and counseling. She routinely advises clients in a variety of industries with respect to merger clearance and related due-diligence, general counseling on antitrust, consumer protection and advertising issues, litigation, and legislative issues.
Abby acts as outside general counsel to entrepreneurial businesses, skillfully and proactively navigating risk while representing the full scope of their commercial business interests. This includes but is not limited to, managing labor issues and disputes, defending and enforcing non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements and litigating other employment-related claims.
Abby also assists startups and entrepreneurs as a team member of COpilot, Cozen O’Connor’s multidisciplinary initiative designed for emerging companies to gain insight from corporate, litigation, intellectual property and employment attorneys, download corporate formation documents and connect with funding sources.
Abby serves on the board of directors for the Riddle HealthCare Foundation, a charitable organization that encourages philanthropic support of Riddle Hospital in Media, Pa. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association and an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee.
Abby earned her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 2005, magna cum laude, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif, was a member of the Syracuse Law Review and earned a Corporate Counsel Certificate from the Center for Law and Business Enterprise. She earned her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, cum laude.
- Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
- Syracuse University, B.A., cum laude, 2002
BAR ADMISSIONS : New Jersey; Pennsylvania
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court
- Supreme Court of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court — Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court — New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- American Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Insurance Society of Philadelphia
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Riddle HealthCare Foundation Board of Directors
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