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Stradley Ronon Announces First-Ever Recipients of Stradley/Barristers' Association Diversity Scholarship

November 04, 2016
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PHILADELPHIAStradley Ronon and The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia are proud to announce that Rutgers University School of Law – Camden student Shareda Coleman and Temple University Beasley School of Law student Sara Mohamed are the inaugural recipients of the Stradley/Barristers’ Association Diversity Scholarship. Coleman and Mohamed will join the firm as summer associates in May 2017, with Coleman splitting her time between Stradley Ronon and Campbell Soup Company, and Mohamed splitting her time between Stradley Ronon and firm client InterDigital, Inc. In addition to the paid nine-week summer associate position, Coleman and Mohamed will also receive a $5,000 scholarship. 

“We’re proud to support these two outstanding students and look forward to welcoming them to the firm this spring,” said William R. Sasso, Chairman of Stradley Ronon.

The scholarship selection committee includes Stradley Ronon Partner Deborah Hong; InterDigital Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary Jannie Lau; Campbell’s Senior Labor and Employment Counsel Jennifer Nocito; and The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia Immediate Past President Shabrei Parker. Coleman and Mohamed were selected because of their strong academic credentials, commitment to diversity, and the valuable insights and contributions their personal experiences will bring to the workplace.      

Coleman received her B.A. from Rutgers University – Camden, and has worked as a summer associate at Fox Rothschild and as a legal intern at Console & Hollawell. Mohamed received her B.A. from Temple University. She is a research assistant for Temple Law Professor Kathryn Stanchi and a legal intern with Biotelemetry.  

Stradley Ronon maintains a strong commitment to fostering diversity and full and equal participation inclusion of diverse attorneys. The firm has a long and proud history of supporting diverse attorneys and diversity initiatives, including being a founding member of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG), an organization of law firms and corporate counsel promoting minority-lawyer hiring and retention in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

About the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia
Established in 1950, the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc.’s purpose, then and now, has been to address the professional needs and development of Black lawyers in the City of Philadelphia through programs such as seminars, cultural events and publications. The Barristers’ Association provides programming, outreach and education for lawyers, jurists, law students and the Greater Philadelphia community at-large. For more information, visit:

About InterDigital
InterDigital develops technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. The company solves many of the industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index. InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc. For more information, visit:

About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, “Real food that matters for life’s moments.” We make a range of high-quality soups and simple meals, beverages, snacks and packaged fresh foods. For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that connect them to each other, to warm memories and to what’s important today. Led by our iconic Campbell’s brand, our portfolio includes Pepperidge Farm, Bolthouse Farms, Arnott’s, V8, Swanson, Pace, Prego, Plum, Royal Dansk, Kjeldsens and Garden Fresh Gourmet. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo. To learn more about how we make our food and the choices behind the ingredients we use, visit   

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