GEIGER and ROTHENBERG, LLP was founded in 1982 by Alexander Geiger and David Rothenberg. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Geiger was a litigator with a leading regional law firm in Upstate New York, and Mr. Rothenberg was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. Mr. Geiger (who is admitted in both Pennsylvania and New York) is currently the resident partner in the firm's Yardley, PA, office. Mr. Rotherberg (who is admitted in New York only) is currently the resident partner in the firm's Rochester, NY, office. Please click on their names above for complete professional biographies.
Nature and Limits of Our Practice
We practice in both federal and state courts throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Our practice, however, is limited to litigation matters only. Specifically, we group our cases in, Commercial Litigation, Litigation Services for Physicians and Other Professionals, Employment Law and Non-Compete Agreements, and White Collar Criminal Defense.
From our offices in Lansdale, PA, and Rochester, NY, we practice throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, New York City, and Upstate New York. Please visit our Contact page for detailed information.
Free, No-Obligation Telephone Conference
We offer a free, no-obligation telephone conference to anyone wishing to find out more about our firm and the services that we offer. To set up a telephone conference, please send us an email describing your case and giving us your contact information.
We handle all aspects of commercial litigation, including breach of contract claims, trade secrets and unfair competition claims, products liability, personal injury, collections, and insurance and subrogation. We have included some of the reported decisions in our commercial cases in a separate page.
Litigation Services for Physicians and Other Professionals
One area of particular concentration for the firm are litigation services for physicians and other professionals, including defense of Medicare and Medicaid fraud claims and defense of criminal fraud prosecutions; litigation concerning hospital staff privileges, credentialing, hospital quality assurance, and peer review matters; medical and professional practice disputes, including physician employment contracts and covenants not to compete; litigation involving state and federal licensing and regulatory agencies; and litigation pursuant to the Pennsylvania Peer Review Protection Act, the New York Public Health Law and the federal Health Care Quality Improvement Act (HCQIA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Employment Law, Non-Compete Agreements, and Confidentiality Agreements
One area of the law to which we have devoted a great deal of attention and effort over the past 25 years is employment litigation, particularly with reference to covenants not to compete and confidentiality agreements. We have represented individual employees, as well as companies large and small, in disputes involving violations of employment agreements, claimed breaches of non-compete agreements, severance packages and discrimination claims. We have represented college professors, various professionals, brokers and commissioned salespersons, engineers, technical, and hourly employees. On the other side of the ledger, we have also represented Fortune 500 companies, publicly traded and closely held corporations, and small family-owned employers involved in various labor and employment claims, including lawsuits seeking enforcement of employment agreements, confidentiality clauses, covenants not to compete, and separation agreements.
We also handle cases brought pursuant to the following laws:
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Civil Rights Acts of 1866, 1870 and 1871; Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Awards Act of 1976; Civil Service Reform Act of 1978; Equal Pay Act of 1964; Executive Order No. 11246; Fair Labor Standards Act; Government Employee Rights Act of 1991; Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1978; New York Human Rights Law; Older Workers Benefit Protection Act; Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964
A sampling of articles by Mr. Geiger in this area of the law is included.
White Collar Criminal Defense
One of us, David Rothenberg, is a former Assistant United States Attorney, who handles white collar and other criminal defense matters, particularly in federal court. We have included some of the reported decisions in Mr. Rothenberg's criminal cases in a separate page. (Mr. Rothenberg is not admitted in Pennsylvania.)