Mark A. Aronchick '74 Joins Board of Councilors of Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Mark Aronckick was recently appointed to the The Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Board of Councilors at the society's annual general meeting in November.

Aronchick is a shareholder and litigator at Hangley, Aronchick, Segal & Pudlin in Philadelphia. He was a member of Mayor William J. Green's administration and was appointed as the youngest city solicitor in the history of Philadelphia.

In 1996, Mr. Aronchick became the first person to serve simultaneously as president of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and vice chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He also served as treasurer of the Philadelphia Bar Association and was a member of its Board of Governors in addition to co-chairing its Trial Advocacy Course. Mr. Aronchick served as a member of the Civil Rules Committee and as a member of the Disciplinary Board, both of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He served as a member of the Judicial Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and as a member of the Bench Bar Relations Task Force of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Aronchick has also served as chair of the Board of Ethics of the City of Philadelphia, as a federal and state court appointed arbitrator or mediator, and as a Judge Pro Tem of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County.

He currently serves on the Board of the Defender Association of Philadelphia and on the boards of several other civic and community organizations and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has received numerous awards and citations for leadership of civic and Jewish community organizations and for pro bono public projects.

Mr. Aronchick is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.