Harvey Freedenberg

Harrisburg, PA
100 Pine Street | Harrisburg, PA 17101
T 717.237.5267
F 717.260.1693

Harvey practices in the Intellectual Property Group and leads its Litigation Division, as well as being a member of the Litigation and Injunction Groups. He joined the firm in 1976 and was elected to membership in 1983. Calling upon his more than 35 years of trial experience to represent clients in all phases of intellectual property litigation, he regularly practices before various state and federal courts throughout the United States, as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Harvey has represented diverse clients in jury and non-jury trials of trademark, copyright and patent cases. He has lectured widely for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and other organizations on the subjects of trial practice, procedure, evidence and intellectual property litigation. Harvey also has extensive experience with all forms of alternate dispute resolution. Since 2006, he has served as a certified mediator on the Pro Bono Mediation Panel of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.


Harvey is listed in both Best Lawyers in America® and Pennsylvania SuperLawyers® in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation. In 2010 he was selected by his peers as one of the inaugural group of Masters of the William W. Lipsitt Inn of Court of the Dauphin County in 2010. In addition to his active practice responsibilities, Harvey serves as Firm Counsel and Chair of McNees Wallace & Nurick’s Ethics and Conflicts Committee.

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Dickinson School of Law, Adjunct Advocacy Professor 1987-1995
  • American Bar Association, Member Litigation Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member Intellectual Property and Litigation Sections
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Board of Directors 1981-1984; Court Rules Committee Chairman 1980-1986
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Board of Directors 1992-1998
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee, Member, 2012 
  • Dauphin County Library System, Member Board of Trustees, 1998-2005, 2008-;
    President 2002-2003
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, Past President; Chair of the Cardozo Society; Member Leadership Development Committee; Community Review Editorial Board; CEO Search Committee Chair
  • Beth El Temple, Vice President; Worship Committee Chair
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Certified Mediator
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, 2009-present
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Intellectual Property Law Litigation, Patent Litigation, 2010-2015
  • Cultural Enrichment Fund, Board of Directors
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  • Dickinson College, B.A., 1973, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1976, Journal of Law Reform, 1974-1975 (Editor, 1975-1976)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1976

Court Admissions

  • PA Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1977
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1986