Michael F. Eichert
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Phone: 215-665-3274
Fax: 215-665-3165 michael.eichert@obermayer.com

With over 20 years of service to state and local government agencies, Michael F. Eichert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Obermayer. Mr. Eichert, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, focuses his practice in government procurement, contracting, administration, and related litigation.

Prior to joining Obermayer, he was Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) where he was responsible for providing legal support for all phases of procurement activity, including major public works projects. He represented DGS in several major real estate development projects including the Pennsylvania Convention Center Expansion Project, the Philadelphia Family Court development and the Southport Marine Terminal. Mr. Eichert also served as Deputy General Counsel and Acting Director for Supply Chain Management for the Philadelphia Housing Authority. In this capacity, he was responsible for supervising procurement and contract administration, and assuring compliance with federal procurement policies and regulations.

For the City of Philadelphia, Mr. Eichert served as Chief Deputy City Solicitor for Commercial Litigation and for Appeals & Legislation. He served as lead counsel in numerous cases against the City and represented the City and its officials in cases that produced significant US Court of Appeals decisions on Due Process, Equal Protection, Americans with Disabilities Act, municipal liability under 42 U.S.C §1983, the Voting Rights Act and issues relating to federal jurisdiction.

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