The following is a portion of a list of pro bono volunteers who assisted Philadelphia VIP in 2012:

• Phillippe Weisz

• Alisha Welch

• Ralph Wellington

• James Wells

• Jennifer Welsh

• Joseph Welsh

• Melanie Wender

• Rachel Wener

• Marc Wenner

• Lawrence Wentz

• Kimberly West

• Adrienne Wetmore

• Teresa White Swoope

• Megan Whitehill

• Matthew Whitehorn

• Lisa Whiteley

• Jennifer Wieclaw

• Tammy Wilder

• Brian Wiley

• Adam Wilf

• Kathleen Wilkinson

• Lindsay Willett

• Angelina Williams

• Erik Williams

• G. Thomas Williams

• Lindsey Williams

• Raymond Williams

• Benjamin Wills

• Blake Wilson

• Montgomery Wilson

• Sharon Wilson

• Lauren Winchester

• Stephanie Winegrad

• Heather Winett

• Nancy Winkelman

• Sandra Wintner

• Loretta Wise

• Christopher Wisniewski

• David Wisniewski

• Thomas Witt

• Stephanie Wittenberg

• Ezra Wohlgelernter

• Ronald Wolf

• Eli Wolfe

• J. Matthew Wolfe

• Rachel Wolfe

• Karenina Wolff

• Darla Woodring

• Matthew Woodward

• Diana Wu

• A. Nancy Yarzabek

• David Yavil

• Kathryn Young

• Jared Zane

• Deborah Zateeny

• Bernard Zbrzeznj

• Jennifer Zegel

• Lisa Zeises

• David Zelikoff

• Yueyi Zhang

• Jennifer Zimmerman

• Lee Zimmerman

• Robert Zimmerman

• Marc Zucker

The Legal will be publishing for the first time the Best Law Firm Corporate Practices supplement in 2013, honoring the top general corporate practices, as well as specialty transactional areas including: Real Estate, Finance and M&A, Bankruptcy/Reorganization, Non-litigation IP and Corporate Governance.

Firms of all sizes are invited and should submit themselves for consideration. The deadline is March 4. Full instructions are available at Contact for more information.

The Legal will be presenting lifetime achievement awards as part of its 170th anniversary and is accepting recommendations for attorneys from all corners of the profession who have left an imprint on the legal history of Pennsylvania over the years. Contact Ben Seal at by February 27 for information on nominating a candidate.


Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller associate Adena Herskovitz participated in the American Bar Association‘s Philadelphia Community Outreach Program, presenting a course titled "Basics of Architect Agreements and Construction Contracts."

Herskovitz and co-presenter Bernard Lee discussed how to negotiate agreements with architects and contractors.


White and Williams added five attorneys to the firm:

• Aaron Byrd-Leitner, an associate in the litigation group.

• E. Alexander Hammershaimb, a junior associate in the subrogation department.

• Marc Penchansky, who concentrates his practice on commercial litigation with a focus on appellate representation.

• Adrianna Yanez, a member of the plaintiff’s personal injury group.

• Felix Yelin, a member of the products liability and toxic torts and environmental groups.


Tsiwen Law, an attorney with Law & Associates, is set to be honored with the A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award during the Pennsylvania Bar Association‘s 25th annual Minority Attorney Conference, "A Vision for the Next 25 Years."

The conference, scheduled March 14-15 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Hotel, will feature speakers and panel discussions offering perspectives on immigration policy, racial profiling, the future of education, social media, criminal diversionary programs and expungements, and the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


The Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society at the Community College of Philadelphia is set to host a variety of legal events for the 14th annual Law and Society Week, which runs from February 25 to March 1.

The week of legal events will offer lectures, presentations, art exhibits, legal resources and more.

Events are scheduled to be held at the college’s main campus and regional centers and will be broadcast on Comcast channel 53 and FIOS channel 21. •