Salvatore Picariello, Commercial Litigator Joins Pepper Hamilton in Orange County

Irvine, Ca. – January 7, 2009 (LAWFUEL) – Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that Salvatore Picariello, a litigator experienced in complex commercial matters and class actions, has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Orange County, California, office.

Mr. Picariello has litigated a wide range of business disputes in state and federal courts, including claims of unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, RICO violations and fraud. He also has substantial experience representing clients in the areas of property torts, false advertising and securities matters.

His experience extends into labor and employment matters, including wage-and-hour class actions and claims for wrongful discharge, employment discrimination and related torts. Earlier in his career, he was an investigator for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

“Sal Picariello is a valuable addition to Pepper’s on-the-ground litigation team in California,” said Sharon R. Klein, the partner in charge of the firm’s Orange County office. “His experience in many aspects of commercial and employment litigation will be an asset to our litigation and corporate clients here, and his presence will enhance our opportunities to serve additional clients in a variety of matters.”

Mr. Picariello joined Pepper Hamilton from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Irvine.

Mr. Picariello is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D. 1995), San Diego State University (M.A. 1989) and Occidental College (A.B. 1987). After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (1995 to 1997) and the Honorable Robert E. Cowen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1997 to 1998).

About Pepper Hamilton

Pepper Hamilton LLP ( is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers in seven states and the District of Columbia. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.

The firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, with more than 100 lawyers, represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country.

Pepper Hamilton’s Orange County lawyers assist clients with intellectual property and trademark protection and maintenance, commercial transactions involving technology and outsourcing, general corporate and securities matters, and litigation involving complex commercial, intellectual property and employment matters. The office was established in 2004.

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