Stephen Pennartz represents private and public sector clients in a wide variety of ERISA health and welfare matters, including analyzing benefit claims and appeals, handling HIPAA privacy and mental health parity matters, and performing M&A due diligence.

Prior Experience

Before joining Faegre Drinker, Stephen was an associate at a D.C.-based law firm that focused on benefits, retirement and health care law. In this role, he focused on employee benefits and gained experience representing clients across a range of industries, from health insurance issuers to private equity buyers to a major U.S. airline.

Personal Interests

A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, Stephen is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. He is also a classically-trained pianist and self-taught guitarist.


Bar Admissions



University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. Virginia Tax Review - Executive Editor (2017)

George Washington University
B.A. in International Affairs, summa cum laude (2010)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Innocence Project

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association


  • Phi Beta Kappa
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