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Stradley Ronon Diversity and Inclusion

Shawn Hendricks Appointed to Justice Rising Advocates Committee

Shawn Hendricks on JRA Committee

On October 16, Shawn Hendricks was appointed to the executive committee of Justice Rising Advocates. JRA – the young professionals’ development organization of Community Legal Services, Inc. – uses substantive, service, and networking opportunities to engage young Philadelphians by broadening their understanding of CLS’s work and why advocacy is crucial to the fight for access to justice for all. 

Stradley Hosts Inclusion Social For All Attorneys

Stradley Inclusion Social October 2018

On October 25, 2018, the Stradley Women Attorneys and Stradley Diversity Committee hosted an inclusion social in the café of the Philadelphia Office. The social was one in a series of events designed to encourage the entire firm - attorneys, support staff, and management - to continue in their support of the firm's diversity and inclusion efforts. The next event in the series is the inclusion lunch hosted by associates Elizabeth Kuschel and Chelsea Biemiller. The topic will be their recently published article, "Improving the Discourse Between Women Associates and Their Firms."

Rebecca Cabrera Awarded Scholarship from the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania

Hispanic Bar Association

On October 17, 2018, the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania awarded Rebecca Cabrera with one of its annual Legal Education Fund scholarships. Ms. Cabrera, a third-year law student at the Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University, will be joining Stradley Ronon in the fall of 2018 as an associate in the Investment Management department. The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund hopes these scholarships will not only promote the success of Latino law students, but also attract more Latino lawyers to practice in Pennsylvania.

Kristen Gibbons Feden Nationally Recognized for Her Role in the Bill Cosby Trial 

Kristen Gibbons-Feden

Kristen Gibbons Feden was interviewed and profiled by several media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, CBS and MSNBC discussing her role in the successful prosecution of Bill Cosby and his recent sentencing. These stories cover Ms. Feden's experience as a prosecutor for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office and how she secured a verdict against Bill Cosby.

Elizabeth Kuschel and Chelsea Biemiller Co-Author Article on Improving the Discourse Between Women Associates and Their Firms

Chelsea Biemiller and Elizabeth Kuschel

Elizabeth Kuschel and Chelsea Biemiller co-authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer regarding the discourse between women associates and their firms. In this article, they discuss the need for more women associates to make equity partner and the ways women can better achieve this goal. To read the article, click here.

Kristen Gibbons Feden Delivers Keynote Address at Victim Rights Law Center Gala 

Kristen Gibbons Feden served as the keynote speaker at the Victim Rights Law Center’s 2018 Shining Star Gala. Ms. Feden, the special prosecutor in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault re-trial and recent conviction, also received the leadership award. All proceeds go toward advancing the mission of VRLC:  to provide free, comprehensive legal services for survivors of sexual violence to help them rebuild their lives, and promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for each and every rape and sexual assault victim.

Gretchen Santamour Speaks at Annual Celebration for the Education Law Center

On September 28, 2018, Gretchen Santamour spoke at the Education  Law Center’s Annual Celebration. The celebration raised funds to support ELC’s mission to ensure access to a quality public education for all children in Pennsylvania. Ms. Santamour currently serves as president of the ELC board and is committed to executing the organization’s mission for quality public education.

Kristen Gibbons Feden Praised by Andrea Constand for Work in Cosby Trial

Kristen Gibbons Feden and Andrea Constand

Kristen Gibbons Feden was lauded by Andrea Constand in an impact statement made after a verdict was secured in the Bill Cosby Trial. Ms. Constand thanked Ms. Feden for her perseverance throughout the trial and her passion for justice for victims of sexual assault.

Deb Hong Receives Most Powerful & Influential Women of Philadelphia Award

Deborah Hong Most Powerful & Influential Woman of the Year

Deb Hong was recently recognized with the Most Powerful & Influential Women of Philadelphia Award at the 9th Annual Philadelphia Diversity & Leadership Conference on September 6. This annual event is held to educate and create local dialogue on diversity and inclusion and to celebrate the wide array of differences in our communities.

Dean Krishna Joins Stradley's Tax Practice Group 

Dean Krishna Joins Stradley Ronon

Dean Krishna, who focuses his practice on domestic and international income tax matters, has joined Stradley’s Philadelphia office as counsel from Dechert. Mr. Krishna advises on U.S. and international mergers and acquisitions, acquisition financing, syndicated lending arrangements, securities offerings, structured finance transactions, business restructurings, and general domestic and cross-border tax planning.

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