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.
November 5, 2015 |
Comcast Corp. promoted Lynn Charytan, 50, to executive vice president and general counsel of its cable division nationwide. She had been senior vice president of legal regulatory affairs in Washington and replaces Doug Gaston, who is retiring for personal reasons, the Philadelphia-based cable giant said. Charytan joined Comcast in 2010 from the law firm WilmerHale. She will be based in Philadelphia with an office in Washington.
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.
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.
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.
May 22, 2014 |
NEW YORK - Before the 76ers found out their place in the NBA draft lottery, Brad Shron had already won a smaller lottery. The team's executive vice president and general counsel was the lucky choice to sit in a sequestered room about an hour before the televised lottery and find out the results. Many in the Sixers organization wanted to be there, but Shron was the choice. "I guess they trusted me to understand the process and to stay in the room," Shron said. "I'm the general counsel, so I guess they knew I'd be following the rules.
March 17, 2012 |
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.
September 7, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - The Corbett administration has hired Chester County lawyer William H. Lamb to represent the commonwealth in the federal same-sex marriage suit. Lamb, a Republican and chairman of the West Chester-based firm Lamb McErlane, is one of the most prominent figures in the Pennsylvania legal community, having served on the state Supreme Court and as district attorney for Chester County. The lawsuit, filed in July by 10 plaintiffs in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, alleges that their civil rights were violated by the state's ban on gay marriage.