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Helen Pudlin L'74

Lecturer in Law

Ms. Pudlin recently retired from the PNC Financial Services Group where she served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.  She served as General Counsel for more than 18 years and was a member of the Executive Committee of the corporation.  Before joining PNC, she was a partner in the law firm of Ballard Spahr, where she was a commercial litigator and the co-chair of the firm’s health law group.

Pudlin is on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is on the Board of Advisors of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Law and Economics. She is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Wistar Institute and is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Pudlin also has served as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, on the Board of Trustees of Lankenau Hospital, on the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Natural Sciences, on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and on the House of Delegates and Judiciary Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  She is a Vision 2020 Visionary Delegate, a national initiative convening women leaders from across the United States with the purpose of advancing women’s equality by the year 2020.  In 1997, she was honored as one of the Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business.  In 2005, she received the Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  In 2007, she was named to Diversity Journal’s list of Women Worth Watching in 2008.  In 2010, she was honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Legal Intelligencer.  In 2011, she was honored at the Girls Inc. 2011 New York Luncheon Celebrating Women of Achievement and received the Pennsylvania Most Powerful and Influential Women Award by the National Diversity Council.

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