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Danielle Banks and Kristen Gibbons Feden to Present at Tucker Law Group’s CLE Program

October 23, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Partner Danielle Banks and Attorney Kristen Gibbons Feden will serve as panelists at Tucker Law Group’s CLE, entitled “Standing on the Shoulders: The Black Philadelphia Lawyer,” on October 26 in Philadelphia. Banks’ panel, “History of Black Lawyers in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania,” will discuss black lawyers in white law firms, black lawyers in government, and black women lawyers and judges. Feden’s panel, “How Race Matters in the Adversary Process,” will explore whether and how race matters at various stages in the civil and criminal litigation process.

Banks devotes a significant amount of her practice to defending employers against employment discrimination claims, including claims brought under Title VII, Section 1981, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. She also defends governmental entities against Section 1983 claims. Additionally, Banks handles matters on behalf of colleges and universities.   She also handles matters on behalf of religious entities.

Feden is an experienced litigator with experience handling civil and criminal cases. Feden concentrates her litigation practice on employment discrimination cases, securities litigation, and other complex commercial litigation. Through her practice, Feden conducts internal investigations for corporate, governmental, and educational clients. Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, she was Assistant District Attorney in the Trials Division of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, where she served as captain of the Elder Abuse Unit and the Domestic Violence Unit, and as a member of the Sex Crimes Unit. During her tenure in the District Attorney’s Office, Feden investigated and prosecuted all types of criminal cases, including cases of abuse, neglect, rape, sexual violence, internet crimes against children, financial exploitation against elders and homicides. Her most notable case was Commonwealth v. William H. Cosby, where she played a critical role in the first trial, which resulted in a hung jury, and the second trial where a conviction was attained.

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Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in eight strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

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