Samuel J. Arena, Jr. is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, where he has concentrated his practice on insurance law, fidelity law, and surety law for over 36 years. A leader in Stradley Ronon’s Insurance Practice Group, and the Chair of the firm’s Fidelity and Surety Practice Group, he represents insurance companies nationally in complex insurance coverage, extra-contractual liability, and fidelity and surety matters. Mr. Arena is a graduate of Ursinus College, B.A., Magna Cum Laude (1979) and Villanova University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude (1983). At Villanova, Mr. Arena was an Associate Editor of the Villanova Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Arena is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel and has been actively involved in the American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) and Litigation Section throughout his legal career. He has held a variety of leadership positions within TIPS, including serving as a member of Section Council (the Section’s governing body), Chair of the Book Publishing Editorial Board, Chair of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, and Vice-Chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee. Mr. Arena also has served on the TIPS Financial Committee, TortSource Editorial Board, Long Range Planning Committee, Task Force on Strategic Alliances, Task Force on Insurance and Corporate Counsel Involvement, and Task Force on Corporate Governance Institute. In 2019, he received the American Bar Association’s Martin J. Andrew Award for Lifetime Achievement in Fidelity and Surety Law.
Mr. Arena has been a frequent speaker, panelist, author, and program chair on current insurance coverage law, fidelity law, and surety law topics. As an Adjunct Professor of Law at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, he created and teaches Advanced Insurance Law: Coverage Disputes with Professor Chaim Saiman.