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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.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
July 19, 2016 | Mike Zebe, Staff
The investment management company Vanguard, Valley Forge, has hired Anne E. Robinson as general counsel and managing director of its legal and compliance division. She had been managing director and general counsel, global cards and consumer services, at Citi. Tandigm Health, a West Conshohocken start-up designed to help primary-care doctors manage costs and improve care in Southeastern Pennsylvania, has hired Patrick Adams as president and chief operating officer.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2016
Abington-Jefferson Health has named Orlando C. Kirton as surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Surgery at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. Kirton, a trauma surgeon, served between 1992 and 2001 in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, where he ascended to the rank of major. He had been the Ludwig J. Pyrtek, MD Chair of Surgery and chief of trauma at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn., and professor and vice chair of surgery University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Mark Fazlollah, Staff Writer
Three top officials at the Philadelphia Housing Authority have been ousted in one of the biggest management shake-ups since executive director Kelvin Jeremiah took the helm of the agency three years ago. Barbara Adams, 64, who had served as PHA's general counsel since 2011, said she was told Friday that she was being dismissed but was given no reason. "I'm very proud of what I accomplished," Adams said Wednesday. Adams said she was an "at-will" employee, and as such could be dismissed at any time.
NEWS
August 3, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 25, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
Farah Jimenez, a Philadelphia School Reform Commission member and a former head of the People's Emergency Center, has been named president and CEO of the Philadelphia Education Fund. The independent nonprofit, which champions quality public education in the city and provides scholarships to help students attend college, is scheduled to make the announcement Monday. "We are excited that Farah will be driving Philadelphia Education Fund's continued mission of delivering exceptional outcomes for all Philadelphia students by developing great teachers, and building paths to college and career success," David Baker, chairman of the fund's board of directors, said in a statement.
NEWS
March 25, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
The former general counsel of an Egg Harbor Township, N.J.-based company admitted Wednesday to conspiring to obstruct justice when the company's founders were on trial for defrauding time-share owners. Joshua L. Gayl, 36, former general counsel of VO Financial Corp., pleaded guilty in federal court in Camden to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, prosecutors said. Gayl became general counsel to VO Financial, formerly Vacation Ownership Group, after its employees were charged in 2012 with offering phony consulting services to time-share owners.
NEWS
March 17, 2012 | By John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Friday suspended its top lawyer, less than two weeks before a trial that could shine a spotlight on the role he and other church lawyers played in the handling of decades of child-sex-abuse allegations. In an e-mail to employees and pastors, archdiocesan officials said general counsel Timothy R. Coyne was placed on administrative leave but did not say why. Coyne could not be reached late Friday. Representatives for Archbishop Charles J. Chaput declined to comment.
NEWS
July 27, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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BUSINESS
August 9, 2016
Abington-Jefferson Health has named Orlando C. Kirton as surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Surgery at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. Kirton, a trauma surgeon, served between 1992 and 2001 in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, where he ascended to the rank of major. He had been the Ludwig J. Pyrtek, MD Chair of Surgery and chief of trauma at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn., and professor and vice chair of surgery University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
BUSINESS
July 19, 2016 | Mike Zebe, Staff
The investment management company Vanguard, Valley Forge, has hired Anne E. Robinson as general counsel and managing director of its legal and compliance division. She had been managing director and general counsel, global cards and consumer services, at Citi. Tandigm Health, a West Conshohocken start-up designed to help primary-care doctors manage costs and improve care in Southeastern Pennsylvania, has hired Patrick Adams as president and chief operating officer.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2016
Mike Kelly  has been appointed president of U.S. operations at the specialty pharmaceutical company  Adapt Pharma.  The Dublin, Ireland, company has its U.S. headquarters in Radnor. Adapt Pharma is the maker of the FDA-approved Narcan Nasal Spray, the first naloxone product, or opioid overdose reversal medication, that is made for and can be used by nonmedically trained professionals and laypeople like police and firefighters. He had been a board member and CEO of Covis Pharmaceuticals and a founding member of Azur Pharma.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
It might be Mother's Day, but no one calls Sister Anne Myers Mother Superior anymore. That title - bestowed on Catholic nuns who lead orders of sisters - went away decades ago. Now, Sister Anne, 65, who leads 759 sisters, all members of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, has the rather prosaic title of congregational president. The sisters teach and lead at colleges and schools, serve in hospitals and nursing homes, assist in parishes, and welcome immigrants.
NEWS
April 25, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
Farah Jimenez, a Philadelphia School Reform Commission member and a former head of the People's Emergency Center, has been named president and CEO of the Philadelphia Education Fund. The independent nonprofit, which champions quality public education in the city and provides scholarships to help students attend college, is scheduled to make the announcement Monday. "We are excited that Farah will be driving Philadelphia Education Fund's continued mission of delivering exceptional outcomes for all Philadelphia students by developing great teachers, and building paths to college and career success," David Baker, chairman of the fund's board of directors, said in a statement.
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Mark Fazlollah, Staff Writer
Three top officials at the Philadelphia Housing Authority have been ousted in one of the biggest management shake-ups since executive director Kelvin Jeremiah took the helm of the agency three years ago. Barbara Adams, 64, who had served as PHA's general counsel since 2011, said she was told Friday that she was being dismissed but was given no reason. "I'm very proud of what I accomplished," Adams said Wednesday. Adams said she was an "at-will" employee, and as such could be dismissed at any time.
NEWS
April 19, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
When college tuition rates go up this year - as they will at most schools - one of the driving forces will be the cost to prevent football concussions, combat sexual assault, and keep hackers out of school networks. Responding to growing legal and regulatory requirements and wary of becoming the next crisis in the headlines, colleges and universities have added staff, increased employee training, and overhauled policies. Complying with new laws and regulations has "created a much better environment," said Harvey Kesselman, the president of Stockton University.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2016
Securities trades recently reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission by officers, directors, and principal shareholders of corporations based or having sizable employment in the Philadelphia area. Titles are as reported to the SEC. Comcast Corp. Arthur R. Block , general counsel, sold 1,931 shares at $59.22 to $59.30 Mar. 16 to Mar. 22, and now directly holds 45,356 shares. Epam Systems Inc. Richard Michael Mayoras , director, sold 1,410 shares at $70.56 on Mar. 15, and now directly holds 9,546 shares.
NEWS
March 25, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
The former general counsel of an Egg Harbor Township, N.J.-based company admitted Wednesday to conspiring to obstruct justice when the company's founders were on trial for defrauding time-share owners. Joshua L. Gayl, 36, former general counsel of VO Financial Corp., pleaded guilty in federal court in Camden to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, prosecutors said. Gayl became general counsel to VO Financial, formerly Vacation Ownership Group, after its employees were charged in 2012 with offering phony consulting services to time-share owners.
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