Jennifer Philbrick McArdle

Jennifer Philbrick McArdle is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP, where she specializes in commercial litigation and media and intellectual property law. 

Ms. McArdle has a broad range of business litigation experience, including in contract, tort, trade secrets, professional liability, insurance, securities, consumer fraud, and other areas of law.  She counsels clients ranging from major financial institutions and Fortune 100 companies to startups and individuals on these matters, advocating in both state and federal court, as well as in arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution forums, and assisting with strategic decision-making outside of the litigation context.  Ms. McArdle also regularly advises clients in connection with the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, and in employment matters, particularly those involving restrictive covenant, confidentiality, and intellectual property issues. 

Ms. McArdle also has significant experience in media and intellectual property law.  For example, Ms. McArdle counsels clients in connection with copyright registration and litigation, pre-publication review, defamation claims, reporters’ rights issues, requests for information under state and federal freedom of information laws, claims under the Lanham Act, trademark prosecution, and practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board.  She regularly represents corporations in the financial, media and publishing, entertainment, insurance, technology, and consumer goods industries in these matters, as well as individuals.

Ms. McArdle regularly presents educational sessions for clients and other groups, particularly on subjects related to media law and legal ethics.  She is also an author of the chapter explaining important considerations for in-house counsel in hiring and working with local and specialized outside counsel in the treatise Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel (Robert L. Haig ed.) (Thomson Reuters & ACC).      

Ms. McArdle is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Colorado. She is a member of the American Bar Association and its section for Intellectual Property Law, where she sits on a variety of Copyright Division Committees.  She is also a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Media Law Resource Center.  Ms. McArdle has been qualified as a mediator for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Ms. McArdle was rated by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.1 The Super lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at the Super Lawyers website

Prior to joining the firm, Ms McArdle was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York.  Ms. McArdle also clerked for the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.  Ms. McArdle earned her undergraduate degree (B.A.) cum laude from Harvard University and her law degree (J.D.) from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as an editor of the Columbia Law Review and the American Constitution Society Moot Court program.  

Outside of her legal practice, Ms. McArdle sits on the Board of Trustees of the Egan Maritime Institute in Nantucket, Massachusetts, as well as Coney Island Prep, a public charter school in Brooklyn, New York.  She is also active on various committees of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.  

  • 1. Selection to the Super Lawyers list is not subject to, nor does it indicate approval by, the courts to which Ms. McArdle is admitted to practice.

Contact Information



(212) 404-8763


Practice Areas: 


Columbia University (J.D.) Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Harvard University (B.A..) Cum Laude


New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the District of Colorado