Deborah Winokur





Deborah advises clients on risk management, ethics, and professional responsibility issues arising within their law firms and practices. Deborah also works with stakeholders within the firm to advise on ethical aspects of pending matters and to assure adherence to ethical standards and compliance with firm policies. In addition, she advises firm management on lateral recruitment and integration. 


Deborah handles pro bono representations, including representing clients through the Support Center for Child Advocates, Defender Association of Philadelphia, Campaign for Working Families Tax Clinic, Volunteers for the Indigent Program and Homeless Advocacy Project. She is a lecturer in law and teaches a course in Professional Responsibility and Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. 


Deborah earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from Columbia University School of Law.


Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month: Spotlighting Our Hispanic Federal Jurists

October 20, 2021

Deborah Winokur co-authored an article for the Fall 2021 issue of Houston's Legacy newsletter of the PBA Minority Bar Committee.

Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Working Remotely

September 25, 2020

Deborah Winokur co-authored an article in the PLI Chronicle discussing how now is a good time to re-visit your approach to remote working and making sure you are practicing good hygiene with respect to these issues: confidentiality, competence and communication.

Ethical Issues with Remote Work During COVID-19 [Alert]

March 30, 2020

Bill Gericke and Deb Winokur discuss lawyers and law firm's ethical obligations when working remotely and outsourcing work.


  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., cum laude, 1995
  • Pennsylvania

Co-chair, Professional Responsibility Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association Professional Guidance Committee

Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility,

Pennsylvania Bar Association Professional Liability Committee

Pennsylvania Bar Association Civility in the Professional Committee