Business Law

One of the Philadelphia Bar Association's oldest and largest sections, the Business Law Section offers business lawyers numerous educational opportunities across a broad range of substantive areas as well as opportunities to network with other attorneys sharing similar professional interests. The Section's committees plan continuing legal education programs and keep their members up to date on current events in more than a dozen substantive areas.

The goal of the Business Law Section's Web pages is to provide Section members with up-to-date information that they can use in their practices.

If the activities of the Business Law Section and its committees have the potential to benefit you and your practice, we invite you to print out a copy of our membership form and become a member.

On behalf of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, we invite you to participate in our LinkedIn group. The group was formed so members can participate in professional conversations about substantive topics relating to business law. As a member of the group you can follow discussions of interest or participate more actively by leading discussions and commenting about current topics related to the practice of business law.

Please join our LinkedIn group today to get all the benefits section membership has to offer.

CLE - Business Law Section's Spotlight on In-House Counsel
Diversity in Law and General Counsel's Role as Business Advisor

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Program registration and cocktails: 6 p.m.
Program: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Networking Reception: 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
1 Substantive credit

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
33rd Floor
1200 Market St.

Register here

Kirkland Hicks, Esq. and Anne Robinson, Esq.
Executive VP & General Counsel, Lincoln Financial Corporation and General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Fund Secretary, Vanguard, respectively

Moderated By:
Brennan J. Torregrossa, Esq.
VP and Associate General Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline Co-Chair, Corporate In-House Counsel Committee

This program, hosted by the Business Law Section in conjunction with the Corporate In-House Counsel Committee, will provide a unique perspective on the state of diversity in the legal profession and the increasing role played by general counsel as business advisor as well as counselor at law. Our featured speakers will flesh out how general counsel, through their roles, can encourage diversity and inclusion within their organizations and on the legal teams handling their matters. Also, they will discuss how gaining the confidence and respect of clients as a trusted business advisor pays off for their businesses.

Business Law Section Annual Reception

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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If I want to continually add materials to the website, do I always have to go through my Section's website liaison?

No. First-time requests must be approved by the Section's website liaison. Any additional updates can be sent directly to the Bar Association's web manager.

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