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Gerald A. McHugh, Jr. L’79 has been named President of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Philadelphia Bar. McHugh is a shareholder in the Philadelphia office of Litvin, Blumberg, Matusow & Young.

Barbara S. Mishkin L’79 has been named vice chair of the truth in lending sub-committee of the American Bar Association’s committee on consumer financial services. She is a partner in the consumer financial services group at Reed Smith LLP, Philadelphia.

Kenneth J. Warren L’79, a partner with Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP, and Chairman of its Environmental Law Practice Group, and was elected Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources at the ABA’s annual meeting in Chicago. Warren has also been selected by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to serve as its general counsel.

Barbara A. McDonnell L’80, Colorado deputy attorney general for state services, was appointed general counsel for the Community Colleges of Colorado in July. McDonnell was in private practice with the law firm of Sherman and Howard from 1982 to 1987, handling cases involving mental health and developmental disabilities. She was director of the Colorado Department of Institutions when it merged with the Department of Social Services and was appointed executive director of the new Colorado Department of Human Services.

David L. Cohen L’81 was named by Philadelphia Mayor John Street to the city’s newly created Council of Economic Advisors to lure more business to the City of Philadelphia and to examine the city tax structure that appears to inhibit potential businesses from coming to Philadelphia. Cohen, presently the Chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews Ingersoll of Philadelphia also served as Chief of Staff to ex- Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell during his administration.

Philip R. Recht L’81 has been confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council as a member of the Board of Transportation Commissioners which has oversight responsibility for traffic flow, traffic safety, and parking, and works with other agencies to improve transit service for the city. Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn appointed Recht to the commission for a term ending in 2005. Recht was the Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the U.S. Department of Transportation during the Clinton Administration from 1995-1999. He served as Chief Counsel of the Department of Transportation from 1994-1995.

Philadelphia Magazine Ranks the “76 Smartest Philadelphians”
Dean Adler W’79, L’83 - Partner, Lubert-Adler
David L. Cohen L’81 – Chairman, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP
Betsy Z. Cohen L’66 - CEO of The Bankcorp.com, Chair and CEO, RAIT Investment Trust, and founder of Jefferson Bank
Stephen Goodman L’65 – Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
James R. Ross L’52 - Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of Pennsylvania
The Honorable Frederica Massiah-Jackson L’74 - President Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
The Honorable Louis H. Pollak Dean, Penn Law School (1975-1979), Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
David Rudovsky, Senior Fellow, Penn Law School & Partner, Kairys Rudovsky Epstein & Messing
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