Stephen F. Raiola


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Practice Areas

District of Columbia
New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania

J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., magna cum laude, College of the Holy Cross

STEPHEN F. RAIOLA has years of experience focusing on litigation and investigations, including first amendment, intellectual property, appellate, product liability, mass torts, class actions, and commercial litigation. Before making the decision to return to Pittsburgh, Mr. Raiola spent four years with a leading international law firm in Washington D.C.  During that time he served as:

  • National counsel for a distributor in the nationwide opioid litigation.
  • Trial counsel for a branded pharmaceutical company in a patent matter.
  • Successfully represented clients as lead counsel in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and the Ninth Circuits.

Prior to his relocation to Washington D.C., he was an associate at an international law firm in New York City and clerked for Judge D. Michael Fisher on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Active in community service, Mr. Raiola has performed hundreds of hours of pro bono legal services and has served in several leadership roles in the Federalist Society. Most recently, Mr. Raiola served on the Board of the D.C. Young Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. During his three-year tenure on the board, he organized events with former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and accomplished Supreme Court litigator Kannon Shanmugam.

Mr. Raiola is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center where he was a Rowing National Champion.

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