Mark Aronchick '74 Named Chair of Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
From the Hangley Aronchick website:
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller announced today that, to help achieve its long-term goal of thriving well beyond the generation of its founders, Mark A. Aronchick and Ronald P. Schiller will be named, respectively, the firm’s Chair and Vice-Chair effective January 1, 2014. David B. Pudlin will continue as President and CEO. This change is the first significant leadership change in the firm’s nineteen-year history, and it is the first step in the firm’s succession planning process under which key leadership roles in the firm will transition from the firm’s founders and others who have been with the firm for many years to the talented attorneys who later joined the firm at the beginning of their careers or came to the firm as laterals.
William T. Hangley, a Co-Founder of the firm and its Chair since its inception, said: “Letting go of the reins of leadership is a little bit scary, particularly in these challenging times for law firms, but Mark Aronchick has been great in everything he has tried. He’s been a great Bar Association Chancellor, a great City Solicitor, and a great lawyer, partner and friend. If anybody can preserve the special culture of this place and rise to the challenges of 21st Century practice, Mark can do it.”
Hangley will continue his bet-the-company trial practice, and he will continue to serve on the firm’s Board of Directors.
Co-founding shareholder Mark Aronchick has a diverse national trial and appellate practice. Most recently, he is leading the Hangley Aronchick litigation team in a case of national significance - a constitutional attack on Pennsylvania’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages in the first such case in the country following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor.
“I hope to build on the great leadership that Bill Hangley provided over the past nineteen years,” said Aronchick, “and I look forward to working with Ron Schiller and David Pudlin. The firm is poised and ready for the future and will continue to be a source of outstanding legal counsel to our clients and a magnet for the best legal talent. With this change, we are preserving our existing culture of excellence while simultaneously propelling the firm forward with a new generation of leadership.”
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