Aya M. Salem


  • Louisiana State University
    B.A. 2006
  • Rutgers University School of Law
    J.D. 2010, Dean's Academic Promise Scholar (scholarship recipient)
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • USDC, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • USCA, Eleventh Circuit

Aya Salem, an associate of the Firm, concentrates her practice on new matter development with a specific focus on analyzing securities class action lawsuits, antitrust actions and complex consumer actions. Aya is also a member of the Firm's Lead Plaintiff Litigation Practice Group, which has secured lead plaintiff appointments for the Firm's clients in a number of high profile cases.

Prior to joining the Firm, Aya was a senior associate at one of the leading litigation boutiques in Philadelphia, where she represented Am Law 100 and regional firms in legal malpractice cases and other civil liability matters. Aya also practiced in the area of white-collar criminal defense and securities litigation, with extensive experience representing professionals, corporate clients, and government employees and agencies in federal and state investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, other federal agencies and state regulators. 


Author, “Availability of Attorney Judgment Rule in Pa. Legal Mal Cases”, The Legal Intelligencer (March 2016)

Author, “Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege in DOJ Investigations,” The Legal Intelligencer (May 2015)

Author, “Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in Engagement Agreements,” The Legal Intelligencer (December 2014)


Named to The Legal Intelligencer's 2015 "Lawyers on the Fast Track"

Executive Editor, Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy


American Bar Association, Member of the Philadelphia Young Lawyers' Division White Collar Crime Steering Committee

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member of the Minority Bar Committee

Member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Evidence (2013-2015)