Ethan J. Barlieb


  • Cornell University
    B.S. 2003
  • University of Miami School of Law
    J.D. 2007, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • USDC, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • USDC, District of New Jersey

Ethan J. Barlieb, a partner of the Firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of ERISA, consumer protection and antitrust litigation.  Ethan received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 2007 and his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 2003. 

Prior to joining Kessler Topaz, Ethan was an associate with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, where he worked on various commercial, securities and employment matters.  Before that, Ethan served as a law clerk for the Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  


Ethan J. Barlieb, HOPE VI Revitalization Grants: Weighing the Problems and Benefits and Considering Solutions in the Context of Liberty City, Miami, 15 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 201 (Spring 2007).

Joseph D. Mancano & Ethan J. Barlieb, The FCPA: Can Your Company Survive the Wave?, The Legal Intelligencer, (July 21, 2011).

Gaetan J. Alfano & Ethan J. Barlieb, Pennsylvania Causes of Action, The Legal Intelligencer, 2nd Edition.

Ethan J. Barlieb, A Win for Card Issuing Banks Victimized by Data Breaches, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, Spring 2015 Newsletter.


Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) 


American Association for Justice

Community Involvement

Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador
University of Miami School of Law, Young Alumni Committee
Louis D. Brandeis Society