Jonathan B. Stepanian – Shareholder, Hershey

Jonathan B. Stepanian – Shareholder, Hershey 2016-11-05T08:32:25+00:00
Jonathan B. Stepanian
Phone: 717-533-4444
  • Member, American Bar Association Health Law and Civil Litigation Sections
  • Secretary, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section Governing Council
  • Member, Dauphin County Bar Association, Civil Rules Committee
  • Member, Hershey Rotary Club
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University
  • Editor and principal author, Defense of Medicine: A Health Law and Policy Blog
  • Presenter, “Reducing Vulnerability to Malpractice Claims,” The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, May 2014
  • Presenter, “The Pennsylvania Benevolent Gesture Law,” Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society 2014 Resident Program, April 2014
  • Presenter, “Transparency in Health Care: Good Policy vs. Risky Business,” Pennsylvania Association of Health Care Risk Management, March 2014
  • “Motions in Limine Held Not Dispositive,” ABA Litigation News, August 2013
  • “Supreme Court Closes Class Action Loophole,” ABA Litigation News, July 2013
  • “Truthful Off-Label Marketing Is Protected Speech,” ABA Litigation News, Spring 2013
  • Presenter, “HIPAA and the HITECH Acts,” Medical Records Law Seminar, Lorman Educational Services, January 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • J.D., Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, cum laude, Woolsack Honor Society, 2002
  • B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, political science, 1999

Jon Stepanian focuses his practice on health care law and litigation, including complex medical professional liability defense. He also advises and defends health care providers in connection with professional licensure and administrative agency investigations. As first-chair counsel, he has successfully tried cases to verdict before juries in both federal and state court, including numerous medical professional liability actions on behalf of physicians and other health care professionals.

For hospitals and other major providers, Jon provides guidance on regulatory and accreditation requirements, policy review and preparation, and legal matters on a variety of issues associated with day-to-day operations. His experience includes:

  • Providing legal counsel to health care providers on issues related to patient care, licensure, and other issues ancillary to operation
  • Serving as defense counsel in complex medical professional liability actions on behalf of health care providers
  • Interpreting statutory and regulatory requirements including HIPAA, HITECH EMTALA, HCQIA, MCARE, and other federal and state statutes and regulations in connection with development, compliance, and implementation of hospital policies and practices.

Jon also serves as a leader in the bar, currently as the secretary of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section governing council. He has previously served as a member and treasurer of the council. He also previously served as an associate editor for Litigation News, the national publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation.