November 16, 2009
Alfano is Recipient of 15th Annual Beccaria AwardGaetan J. Alfano, a name partner of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP and chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors, has been named the recipient of the 15th Annual Beccaria Award, presented by the Criminal Justice Section and The Justinian Society. Cesare Beccaria, an 18th century Italian scholar, was an early proponent of many of the tenets of modern criminal law. His visionary work is credited with aiding the subsequent European penal code reform and the eventual development of the American criminal justice system. This year marks the 210th anniversary of his death.
The Beccaria Award is presented annually to a judge, scholar or practitioner for outstanding contributions to the cause of justice and the advancement of legal education. The award was presented on Nov. 16 at a ceremony at City Hall.