Ernest F. Koschineg

Ernest F. Koschineg is a partner in the firm's Philadelphia office.  He focuses his practice primarily on the defense of medical, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as healthcare institutions and contract research organizations involved in personal injury and financial loss claims.  

Ernest F. Koschineg is a partner in the firm's Philadelphia office.  He focuses his practice primarily on the defense of medical, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as healthcare institutions and contract research organizations involved in personal injury and financial loss claims.  

Mr. Koschineg has been designated national coordinating and trial counsel in matters involving defibrillators, pain pumps, bone screws, clinical trials, OTC's, generic drugs, cold therapy products, dietary supplements, medical publishers, joint implants, cardiac devices, latex gloves, skin lasers, morcellators and blood-related products.  He has also been designated lead counsel in a number of class actions and multi-district litigations.  His focus on the healthcare field has allowed him to represent physicians and nurses alike in medical and psychiatric malpractice cases.  The scope of his representation has involved both domestic and international corporations, leading him to practice in over 50 jurisdictions in the United States and  Europe.

Mr. Koschineg is also the co-chair of the Cybersecurity, Information Privacy and Data Security Team.  In this role, he advises clients on data protection practices and regulatory compliance.  Specifically, he works with clients in the healthcare and life sciences sectors to identify and develop data protection plans, analyzes vendor contracts, conducts vulnerability evaluations and counsels on mitigation strategy and remedies.  He also is well-versed in international e-discovery concerning privacy and data protection laws.

Additionally, Mr. Koschineg has an active commercial practice focusing on litigation involving cyber breaches, construction injury and defect, commercial disparagement, food contamination, toxic exposures, insurance coverage, banking and employment disputes.

He has been called upon by clients, legal publishers and BIO International to consult and speak on issues such as professional malpractice, informed consent, FDA regulations, cybersecurity, construction law, financial injury and consumer law.

Mr. Koschineg is an active member of the Defense Research Institute, Professional Liability Underwriters Society, International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mr. Koschineg received his B.S. from Muhlenberg College in 1995 and his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1998.  He also received his LLM from Temple University School of Law in 2004.

He resides in Ambler, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.

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Temple University Beasley School of Law