Associate Dean for Professional Engagement
Heather Frattone is the Associate Dean for Career Planning and Professionalism at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to returning to Penn Law, Heather served as Executive Director of Policy and Planning for the School District of Philadelphia, where she worked closely with Chief Executive Officer Paul Vallas to plan and direct policy development for School District programs and initiatives. While at the District, Heather was also charged with leading a team responsible for revising the District’s disciplinary process and developing and implementing alternative programs for students who were at risk of not reaching high school graduation. Immediately following law school, Heather worked in the litigation department at Dechert as well as the government relations and litigation departments at Kleinbard Bell & Brecker. As a law student, Heather interned with the Honorable Marjorie Rendell, served as a clinical student in the Public Defenders Association, and was a Louderback Legal Writing Instructor. Prior to Penn Law, she worked as an intern in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs under President Clinton and at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. Heather received her B.S. in Economics from Wharton cum laude in 1994 and her Penn Law degree cum laude in 1998.