April 13, 2011
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Tuesday named a new general counsel to replace Roosevelt Hairston Jr., who was fired and is under investigation in the alleged theft of $1.7 million from the hospital. Jeffrey Kahn, who joined the hospital in 1994 as assistant general counsel, is taking over the office, said Steven M. Altschuler, chief executive officer. "The position of general counsel demands the highest standards of integrity and loyalty, and Jeff possesses both," Altschuler said in a news release.
November 12, 2014 |
Cozen O'Connor said Monday that James D. Schultz, since 2012 general counsel to Gov. Corbett, had returned to the firm to serve as chair of its government law and regulatory affairs practice. As general counsel, Schultz was the chief legal adviser for the executive branch of state government and in that role he supervised some 500 lawyers serving in 36 executive branch agencies and independent boards and commissions. Prior to this service in the Corbett administration, Schultz had been a litigator with Cozen O'Connor.
August 3, 2012 |
One top SEPTA lawyer retired last month and a second remains on paid administrative leave as part of an ongoing shake-up of the legal department at the transit agency. As The Inquirer reported last week, the agency's former general counsel is being paid about $250,000 through August 2013, although he left SEPTA in March. The new chief lawyer, James Jordan, said Wednesday the changes were part of a "rethinking" of the management of the department undertaken because of complaints from staff about low morale and favoritism.
July 28, 2012 |
SEPTA's former chief attorney will continue to get his $172,744-a-year salary for 18 months, although he has not been at work since March. Nicholas Staffieri was replaced as general counsel in September by James B. Jordan, SEPTA's assistant general manager for public safety. Staffieri was named counsel to the SEPTA board, which previously had been part of his job as general counsel. In March, the counsel to the board position was eliminated, and Staffieri was named of counsel and left the transit agency's Center City headquarters.
February 11, 2013
Villanova University's board of trustees has elected Catherine M. Keating chair and Paul A. Tufano vice chair. Keating is head of investment management, Americas, at J.P. Morgan. Tufano is executive vice president, general counsel, and president of government markets at Independence Blue Cross. New board members include: Peter G. Gori , pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Andover, Mass.; Elizabeth T. Mazzeo, chief operating officer of Bloomberg L.P.; Robert J. McCarthy, chief operations officer for Marriott International Inc.; and Patrick M. McMahon, CEO and co-chief investment officer of MKP Capital Management L.L.C.
August 5, 2014
K'nex , the Hatfield maker of toys, has promoted Rachel Robbins to vice president, legal affairs and general counsel, from associate general counsel. She had been a partner in the commercial litigation group at Cozen O'Connor. James S. Raphae l has been appointed chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Program at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia . Raphael was associate chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and will continue as director of Einstein's Hand Surgery Program.
April 5, 2012 |
The Delaware River Port Authority will replace its top lawyer next month with a former aide to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Richard Brown, 68, of Philadelphia, will retire as general counsel, and Danielle McNichol, who joined the DRPA on Wednesday as deputy general counsel, is to take his place. McNichol, 43, of Glen Mills, is former counsel to the chairman of the PUC and was an associate vice president of human resources for the Temple University Health System and counsel to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
May 19, 2015 |
Lawyers for Gov. Wolf , who campaigned for competitive bidding and lower fees in state legal contracts, told one of the state's biggest employers to hire three Philadelphia law firms - not just the one it wanted - as a condition for routine state and federal tax breaks last month. Back in March, the University of Pennsylvania Health System wanted to borrow up to $400 million for building projects in Philadelphia, Chester County Hospital , and Radnor outpatient offices.