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Law Alumni Society Leadership

Members of the Board gathered for a Board Meeting at the Law School.

OFFICERS

President
Leslie Altus
L’83
Hewlett, NY

 

Vice President
Sarah Rosen
L’10
New York, NY
Alumni Engagement Chair
Michael Saslaw
L’82
Dallas, TX

Development Chair
Andy Margolis
C’84 L’87
Penn Valley, PA

Student Life Committee Co-Chair
Henry Hoberman
C’82, L’85
New York, NY

Student Life Committee Co-Chair
EJ Borrack
L’90
New York, NY

 

 

BOARD OF MANAGERS

Leslie Altus
L’83
Hewlett, NY
Dick Atkins
L’62
Philadelphia, PA
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Amanda Aycock
C’07 L’10
New York, NY
Amanda is a litigation associate in the New York office of Gibson Dunn. She maintains an active pro bono practice, recently speaking at the conference of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women on using the law to empower women around the world.
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Leona Barsky
L’84
New York, NY
Leona is a human resources attorney and consultant and an employment and labor arbitrator and mediator in Manhattan.
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Joe Beller
L’59
Wynnewood, PA

Michael Benn
L’07
New York, NY
Michael is a Partner in Wachtell’s Restructuring and Finance Department. He represents borrowers with respect to all types of financing for mergers and acquisitions.
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Franklin Best
L’70
Chester Springs, PA
Matthew Blank
C’03 WG’08 L’08
New York, NY
Matthew is a Co-Founder of Blank Property Group (“BPG”). Prior to forming BPG in 2011, he was a Senior Equity Analyst at Long Pond Capital LP, which is a long/short hedge fund focused on the real estate sector.
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Seth Blinder
L’02
New York, NY
Seth is a Vice President at Goldman Sachs.
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Jeffrey Blumenfeld
L’73
Washington, DC
Jeffrey is a partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, where he chairs the firm’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice. His practice focuses on competition and policy issues facing technology companies.
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EJ Borrack
C’86 L’90
New York, NY
EJ is the General Counsel at the Stilwell Group, a shareholder activist hedge fund. Previously, she was the General Counsel at Wealthfront, a robo-advisor, and the CCO for a group of private investment partnerships at Farley Capital. She started her legal career as a litigation associate at Cozen O’Connor following a clerkship for The Honorable J. Sydney Hoffman in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. She is proud to have completed the year-long clinical program at the Defender Association of Philadelphia during her last year at Penn Law.
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Joe Carapiet
L’08
Washington, DC
Joe is chief counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
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Catherine Carr
L’79
Philadelphia, PA
Sara moved to Denver after graduating from Penn Law, where she has been working at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher since the fall of 2012. At Gibson she has worked on matters related to corporate governance, antitrust, and healthcare issues, among others.
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Chao-Ming Chen
GL’08
Wynnewood, PA
Abbi L. Cohen
L’83
Philadelphia, PA
Abbi, recognized as a leading environmental lawyer by Chambers USA for more than a decade, focuses her practice on evaluating environmental liabilities and providing compliance advice for transactions.
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Kipp Cohen
L’94
Philadelphia, PA
Kipp is a Partner at Blank Rome, specializing in M&A.
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Enrique Conde
L’05
Miami, FL
Enrique is a Shareholder (Corporate and Securities) for Greenberg Traurig.
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Alyson Cooke
L’89
Silver Spring, MD
Alyson works with Chairman Barbara Boxer on the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, managing all of the presidential nominations over which the Committee has jurisdiction. In this capacity, she frequently interacts with the White House, Office of Government Ethics, and every nominee and respective agency for which they have been nominated to serve. She also manages matters before the Committee involving the national real estate portfolio of the General Services Administration.
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Ryan Cooper
L’14
Boston, MA
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J. Raul Cosio
L’85 Miami, FL
Raul is a partner at Holland & Knight, a firm he has practiced at his entire legal career. He is a member of the commercial litigation, securities litigation and international litigation and arbitration practice groups, with experience in various matters including banking fraud, foreclosures and lease disputes.
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David Crichlow
L’89
New York, NY
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Kristen Dama
L’07
Philadelphia, PA
Kristen is a Staff Attorney in the Public Benefits Unit of Community Legal Services.
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Ed Dandridge
L’89
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Kevin Dermody
L’16
Philadelphia, PA
Kevin is a Corporate Associate in the Philadelphia office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he focuses on commercial and technology transactions.
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Jimmy Fanelly
L’09
Los Angeles, CA
Jimmy is the Director of Business and Legal Affairs (International and Emerging Networks) for Fox Sports International.
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Scott Fast
L’94
Philadelphia, PA
Scott is General Counsel at Day & Zimmerman in Philadelphia. He is lead counsel regarding all mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, corporate governance, and insured matters. Scott is also a member of the ECM Executive Leadership Team.
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Rachel Flipse
L’10
Washington, DC
After spending some time in private practice and another government agency, Rachel transitioned in October 2016 and is now a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Rachel lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and son.
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Ben Folkinshteyn
C’02, L’06
New York, New York
Ben was previously an Adjunct Professor with Fordham University’s School of Law.
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Gerald S. Frim
C’80, GSE’80, L’84
Newton Centre, MA
Gerry is an attorney at the McCormack Firm in Boston, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance coverage, bad faith and tort defense. He has over 21 years of experience in civil litigation and insurance law. Gerry practiced in Los Angeles for 12 years, representing prominent thrift and loan companies, real estate developers, physician groups, and private businesses, before moving to Boston and focusing on insurance coverage and defense litigation.
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Leeza Garber
L’11
Philadelphia, PA
Leeza Garber, Esq. is a published cybersecurity and privacy attorney, working in-house at a cybersecurity and digital forensics company from Philadelphia and New York City. She is also an on-air expert for FOX and CBS in Philadelphia.
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Gerardo Garcia-Fiad
GL’02
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gerardo is Corporate Counsel SA for Alcatel-Lucent in Buenos Aires.
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Darren Goodman
L’11
New York, NY
Mr. Goodman is counsel at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, specializing in employee benefits and executive compensation law.
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Gail Gottehrer
L’92
Hartford, CT
Gail is a Partner at Akerman LLP.
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Andre K. Gray
L’09
New York, NY
Andre is a corporate associate at Paul Hastings LLP in New York City. He was previously an associate in the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
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Jane Siegel Greene
C’91, L’95
New York, NY
Rachel is officially “retired” from the NY Bar and lives in New York City. She has three children and does quite a bit of volunteer work for her children’s schools and a couple of other organizations.
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Bernard Gross
W’56 L’59
Philadelphia, PA
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Adam Haberfield
L’98
Montvale, NJ
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Haley Heyer
L’09
New York, NY
Haley was formerly a litigation associate at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York City. She currently lives with her husband and daughter in New York City.
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Alicia Hickok
L’01
Philadelphia, PA
Alicia is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where she focuses on appellate practice.
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Henry Hoberman
C’82 L’85
Demarest, NJ
Marion Hubing
CHE’64 L’90
Valley Forge, PA
Aaron Katzel
L’97
New York, NY
Aaron Katzel has extensive experience as a business leader, chief operating officer, procurement professional and attorney. Most recently, Aaron served as the Head of AIG’s Legal Operations Center, where he created the company’s first-ever global legal operations function and for 6 years led a group of 80 professionals responsible for managing the pricing and other terms applicable to the over 1500 law firms responsible for delivering more than $2 billion in legal services annually to AIG and its insureds worldwide. Prior to his 10 year tenure at AIG, Aaron practiced transactional law at Sullivan & Cromwell and Willkie Farr & Gallagher, in New York, Paris and Frankfurt.
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Marc Kesselman
L’96
Dallas, TX
Marc is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Dean Foods Company.
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Jason Kleinwaks
L’14
San Francisco, CA
Inti L. Knapp
L’00
Seattle, WA
Inti is a Managing Director at Harris Legal Search, a legal recruiting firm in Seattle. Previously she worked at Linkletter Walsh and Perkins Coie LLP.
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Lori Knauer
L’89
Swarthmore, PA
Lori is Corporate Counsel, Employee Benefits, at E. I. du Pont and Company in Wilmington, Delaware. Before joining DuPont in 1998, she worked with law firms in Philadelphia, and clerked for the Honorable Robert S. Gawthrop, III on the Eastern District.
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Jennifer Krevitt
L’92
New York, NY
Jennifer is Vice President of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
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Esther Lander
L’97
Washington D.C.
Esther has returned for a second stint at Akin Gump LLP in Washington, DC, after nearly 9 years at the Department of Justice. In 2006 she started as the Principal Deputy Chief in the Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Esther practiced labor and employment law with Akin Gump LLP. Esther is Board member Marion Hubing’s daughter.
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Cletus Lyman
L’71
Philadelphia, PA
Andy Margolis
C’84 L’87
Penn Valley, PA
Andy is President of Margolis Realty Co.
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Dan Markind
W’80, L’83
Philadelphia, PA
Dan is Partner and Chair of the Corporate and Business Departments for Weir & Partners LLP.
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Lynn Marks
L’79
Philadelphia, PA
Lynn is the Executive Director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts.
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Aimee Martin
L’13
Hoboken, NJ
Kim (McCoy) Upham
L’11
Dallas, TX
Gwen Mesco
L’10
Los Angeles, CA
Gwen has worked in private practice, in the Obama White House, and for The Walt Disney Company. She is also a comedy writer and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, and a director of the UCB Corps Volunteer program.
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Steven Messner
L’14
Houston, TX
Steven is a trial attorney focused on commercial litigation ranging from high-stakes to general disputes for plaintiffs and defendants around the country. Steven is Chair of Penn Law’s Houston Alumni Chapter.
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Cathryn Miller-Wilson
L’93
Philadelphia, PA
Cathryn Miller-Wilson is the Deputy Director of HIAS Pennsylvania, and prior to that, was most recently a Visiting Reuschlein Clinical Teaching Fellow at Villanova University School of Law. She graduated from Tufts University in 1989 and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1993. In 2004 she was awarded the Penn Law Alumni Society’s Young Alumni Award for Professional Achievement. She co-founded, while in law school, the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic (CASAC) and today sits on the board of that organization. She is the primary author of Pennsylvania’s Standby Guardianship Act which became law in December, 1998.
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Andrew Morton
L’00
Washington, DC
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Chris Murray
L’01
Indianapolis, IN
Chris is an attorney at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., focusing his practice on litigation, primarily representing management in employment-related cases. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Fred I. Parker on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and then practiced in Chicago at Mayer Brown LLP before returning to Indiana.
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Andrea Patton
L’99
Boston, MA
Andrea practiced at King & Spalding in Atlanta before moving to Boston with her young family, where she has become involved with several regional non-profit organizations, including the Aspergers Association of New England.
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Paul Presburger
L’87
Encino, CA
Kenneth Racowski
L’02
Philadelphia, PA
Kenneth is of Counsel at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.
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Carolina Ramirez
L’09
New York, NY
Carolina is Investment Director for Vannin Capital.
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Pilar Ramos
L’97
Purchase, NY
Pilar is the General Counsel, North America, at Mastercard. She is responsible for all legal, regulatory, government, and franchise affairs in Mastercard’s North American markets.
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Donyale Reavis
L’99
Haddonfield, NJ
Donyale is an intellectual property attorney and partner with Reavis & Associates, PC and the Program Manager of CORE (College Opportunity Resources for Education), a citywide scholarship organization which has awarded $26M to Philadelphia graduating high school seniors over the past six years. She currently has an entertainment and non-profit law practice, and is co-founder of Spring Garden Pictures, a youth-focused film organization, the successor to an earlier youth media literacy organization.
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Brielle Madej Rey
L’08
Philadelphia, PA
Jason Ridloff
W’93, WG’98, L’99
New York, NY
Jason is currently Managing Director at BlackRock, Inc. He previously served as a Director of Energy and Infrastructure at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) & Co., which he joined in 2008. Previously, he was a Director of Private Equity at the firm. Before KKR, Jason spent more than 10 years at Credit Suisse/Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he was involved in a broad range of merger and acquisition, leverage finance, restructuring, and merchant banking transactions along with working in investments.
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Brenda Robinson
L’03
Matteson, IL
Sarah Rosen
L’10
New York, NY
Sarah is Associate Legal Counsel for the Union Square Hospitality Group.
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Daniel Rotko
L’15
Philadelphia, PA
Daniel is a first-year litigation associate in the Life Insurance and Annuities practice group at Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Philadelphia office.
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Cheryl Saban
C’82 L’85
Greenwich, CT 
Cheryl is an employment law partner at Paul Hastings LLP’s NY office, where she celebrated my 30th anniversary in June 2017. She serves as the firm’s Professional Personnel Partner and in-house counsel on partner and employment issues. Cheryl splits her time between her home in Greenwich, Connecticut and Luzern, Switzerland where her husband is an expat. She has a son, Lucas, who graduated from Penn, is working for a Congresswoman in WDC, and is applying to Law School. Her daughter, Jackie, graduated from Tulane and recently moved to NYC where she works in public relations.
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Michael A. Saslaw
L’82
Dallas, TX
Mike is a lawyer with Vinson & Elkins LLP in Dallas.
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Raffaele Scalcione
GL’02, GRL’10
Milan, Italy
Raffaele is admitted to practice law in Italy and the State of New York. Raffaele has worked on a variety of matters involving securities regulation, commercial and civil litigation and corporate transactions, both in the United States, Italy and internationally. Raffaele concentrates his practice on securities, capital markets and corporate governance matters, as well as complex litigation and significant corporate transactions. He also actively works on matters in connection with internal corporate investigations and potential international whistleblower matters. He earned his Master in Laws and Doctorate of Judicial Science from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Raffaele is fluent in English and Italian, and is proficient in Spanish.
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Harper Seldin
C’11, L’14
Philadelphia, PA
Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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Corey Ellen Sharkey
L’07
Philadelphia, PA
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Philip Shecter
C’09 L’14
San Francisco, CA
Philip is an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, specializing in complex commercial and employment litigation.
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Jane Greene Siegel
C’91 L’95
New York, NY
Phil Sivin
L’96
New York, NY
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Meredith Slawe
L’05
Philadelphia, PA
Meredith is Co-Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Class Actions practice, representing businesses in a range of industries in class actions across the country. She is also Co-Chair of the firm’s cross-practice Retail Industry Group.
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Gigi Sohn
L’86
Washington, DC
Gigi was the president and co-founder of Public Knowledge. She worked for the Ford Foundation, and now works for the US Federal Communications Commission as Counselor to the Chairman of the FCC.
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Steve Stoute
L’14
Havertown, PA
Steve is currently an associate at Dechert LLP, where he has been practicing for over three years. His practice focuses on corporate and securities matters, which includes capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and corporate governance matters. Steve resides in Havertown, PA with his wife, Alison, and daughter, Isabelle.
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David C. Williams
L’10
Philadelphia, PA
Sarah Hammer Williams
WG’99, L’11
Haverford, PA
Sarah is the Director of the Office of Financial Institutions Policy at the US Department of the Treasury. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a Master of Studies from Oxford University.
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Neal Wilson
L’91
Arlington, VA
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The Hon. Flora Barth Wolf
L’80
Philadelphia, PA
Judge Wolf is a judge of the City of Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, assigned to the Family Court. She sits in Dependency Court and hears cases involving abused and neglected children and families in need of everything from a roof over their heads to sophisticated psychotherapy to respect and acknowledgement.
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Kam S. Wong
L’94
Woodside, NY
Kam is currently Vice President, Planning and Administration, in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, for Prudential Financial, Inc. Prior to joining Prudential, she was a senior trial attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she litigated cases against employers such as Morgan Stanley, Plaza Hotel, Tavern on the Green, and Bloomberg LP.
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Su Ming Yeh
L’04
Philadelphia, PA
Su Ming is the Managing Attorney at the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, where she represents prisoners and other institutionalized individuals on their civil rights claims. She is also the current Wone Fellow at Penn Law, where she co-teaches the Civil Practice Clinic.
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EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Past President
Laura K. Christa

L’80
Los Angeles, CA
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Past President
Rick D’Avino
L’80
Riverside, CT

Past President
Arlene Fickler
L’74
Philadelphia, PA

Past University of Pennsylvania Law School Dean Michael A. Fitts
Philadelphia, PA

Past President
Jim Golden
L’80
Merion Station, PA 

Association of Alumnae
Marion Sokal Hubing
L’90
Valley Forge, PA

Penn Alumni
Lisa Holzsager Kramer
L’70
Bedford, NY

Past President
Arthur W. Lefco
L’71
Conshohocken, PA

Order of the Coif
Alfred W. Putnam, Jr.
L’78
Ardmore, PA

Past President
David Richman
L’69
Ardmore, PA

Past President
Richard E. Rosin
L’68
Elkins Park, PA

Past President
Tai Chang Terry
L’80
New York, NY

Stella Ming Tsai
L’88
Philadelphia, PA
Stella is a business litigation partner at the Philadelphia office of Archer & Greiner P.C. with a practice concentrating in ethics and regulatory compliance. Prior to Archer & Greiner, Stella served as Chair of Administrative Law at the City of Philadelphia Law Department from 2000-2003 and was appointed to Philadelphia’s Zoning Code Commission to help rewrite the City’s outdated zoning code to facilitate sustainable growth. She is incoming President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, immediate Past Chair of the Women’s Law Project Board of Trustees and a member of the Family Planning Council Board of Directors.
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