Meet Our Chancellor
Mary F. Platt
Mary F. Platt is a litigator at Fineman Krekstein & Harris P.C., with extensive experience representing corporate clients in individual cases and class actions. A longtime leader in the Philadelphia Bar Association, Platt looks forward to increasing member engagement, adding value to membership, and helping it develop a plan that will keep the Association focused on its core values and goals over time.
"As a trade association, we need to dedicate ourselves to serving the interests of our members, improving our system of justice, and supporting the rule of law, while ensuring that the Association has the financial wherewithal to carry out its mission," said Platt.
In her leadership roles at the Association, Platt has served as Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and as a member of the Board of Governors. She also chaired the Law Practice Management Division and the Federal Courts, City Policy, Women in the Profession, Justice Brennan Distinguished Jurist Award and Fidelity Award (now known as the PNC Achievement Award) Committees. For several years, Platt served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Women's Law Project, a volunteer for Philadelphia VIP, and judge pro tempore in the Philadelphia Commerce Court Case Management Program.
Platt is an honors graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown University Law Center. She started her legal career and worked for 31 years at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP in Philadelphia, where she was an equity partner for 22 years, a vice chair of the Litigation Department, and a member of the Professional Responsibility and Technology Committees.
Platt and her husband, Earl Ekas, live in Newtown Square, Pa., and have a son and a daughter.