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For more than three decades, Stephanie Resnick has been blazing a trail for women to take leadership roles in the practice of law, both within her firm and in the larger legal community. A nationally ranked litigator, she was among the first wave of women to reach the pinnacle of corporate litigation – lead attorney in bet-the-company matters for Fortune 500 clients. Stephanie is Managing Partner of Fox’s Philadelphia office, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the former Chair of its firmwide Litigation Department. A senior trial lawyer, she is Chair of the Directors’ & Officers’ Liability & Corporate Governance practice group.
Stephanie is lauded for her handling of sophisticated business litigation. She regularly appears in state and federal courts and alternative dispute resolution forums, where she has earned a reputation for sound judgment and innovative problem solving. Fortune 500 companies, family-owned businesses and corporate executives call Stephanie when they need a voice of experience to guide them through important and sensitive issues and business needs. A driving force behind numerous high-profile litigation matters, Stephanie has been named for six consecutive years in “The Best Lawyers in America” in Commercial Litigation and as a leading litigation attorney in Pennsylvania by Chambers USA. Benchmark Litigation lists Stephanie among the “Top 250 Female Litigators in America” and as a “Litigation Star” in Pennsylvania, noted by peers for her “easygoing but powerful presence” and for her “ability to handle things calmly while maintaining an unflinching stance.” Stephanie was named by the National Law Journal as a “Trailblazer” in Litigation and has been recognized among the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania,” the “Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania,” and the “Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia” by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine, and for many years has been named as a “Super Lawyer.” Stephanie was selected for inclusion in the inaugural edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™, and received an AV rating in the inaugural Judiciary edition.
In 2019, Stephanie received the Lifetime Achievement Award in The Legal Intelligencer’s Professional Excellence Awards. She is also a recipient of the Sandra Day O’Connor Award, presented by the Philadelphia Bar Association to a woman attorney who has achieved the highest degree of professional excellence and has used her stature in the community to mentor, promote and advance other women lawyers.
A leader in the Philadelphia Bar Association, Stephanie was Chair of the Association’s Board of Governors (2008-09); Chair of the Federal Courts Committee (2004); and Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention (1997). Among her appointed positions, Stephanie served as the Third Circuit Representative to the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which evaluates candidates for the federal judiciary at every level.
Last updated August 2019