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Penn Law lecturer selected as Philadelphia City Solicitor

December 16, 2015

Penn Law lecturer Sozi Pedro Tulante has been selected by Mayor-elect Jim Kenney as Philadelphia’s next City Solicitor.

Tulante is currently an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. At Penn Law, he teaches Professional Responsibility, which tackles the ethical obligations imposed on criminal prosecutors by the U.S. Constitution and the Modern Rules of Professional Responsibility. His course covers ethical issues likely to be involved in a prosecutor’s decision making, such as prosecutorial discretion, discovery practice, the use of cooperating defendants or informants, plea negotiations, and trial conduct.

Tulante is a graduate of Philadelphia’s Northeast High School, and he received a BA from Harvard University in 1997 and a JD from Harvard Law School in 2001. In 1983, his family fled political persecution in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) and settled in Philadelphia.

Prior to working as a federal prosecutor, he was an associate and shareholder at the Philadelphia law firm of Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin and a law clerk to the Honorable Reginald C. Lindsay of the U.S. District Court of the District of Massachusetts. He was also an associate at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston.