Nicholas Pennington and Jonathan Scobie Named Stevens & Lee Shareholders

VALLEY FORGE, PA, and PRINCETON, NJ, January 3, 2019 – Stevens & Lee today announced that Nicholas H. Pennington and Jonathan A. Scobie have been named shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2019.

Nicholas H. Pennington focuses on a broad range of complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. He regularly represents corporations in a wide variety of contractual disputes as well as complex litigation, including trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, antitrust and consumer fraud disputes.

Mr. Pennington also has experience in internal investigations and white collar criminal litigation. Prior to going into private practice, Mr. Pennington was a Special Attorney with the Delaware Attorney General’s Drug and Vice Nuisance Abatement Unit. While in law school, he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Robert B. Kugler, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Pennington earned a J.D., cum laude, from Drexel University School of Law in 2009, an M.S. from the University of Tennessee in 2001 and a B.A. from Furman University in 2000.

Jonathan A. Scobie concentrates his practice in employment litigation and counseling, and handles a variety of employment-related matters in federal court, state court and arbitration forums across the country. Mr. Scobie defends wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other similar types of employment claims, and litigates and defends claims involving restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. He also represents financial institutions, broker-dealers and individual advisors in the securities industry in litigation predominantly involving restrictive covenants in employment contracts and in regulatory proceedings.

Mr. Scobie was formerly an attorney in Central Appellate Research of the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts in Trenton, NJ. In this capacity, he drafted bench memoranda analyzing a wide range of issues under federal and state law, including labor and employment matters. Before that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Parrillo in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, as a legal intern for the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law, and as a legal intern for the Honorable Richard B. Klein of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Scobie received a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2008 and a B.A. from the University of Washington in 2005.