Summer Quarterly Meeting and Reception

Summer Quarterly Meeting and Reception
Building on a Legacy of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In-person registration is now closed.  We are no longer accepting in-person registrations and walk-ins will not be permitted.  
Virtual Registration is still available until 4 p.m. on July 27.

The Philadelphia Bar Association Summer Quarterly will honor the legacy of 
Judge A. Leon Higginbotham with a panel discussing diversity, equity and inclusion from the view of the general counsel’s office at Fortune 500 companies including Exelon, Fidelity National Financial and IKEA. Higginbotham was the first Black U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and a lifelong champion of individual rights. We will also present the 2021 Justice Sonia Sotomayor Award, which honors strong commitment to promoting full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession.

The event will focus how strong bonds and partnerships between the public interest, government and corporate sectors are key as we aim to leverage the power of Philadelphia’s diverse legal community to achieve a more equitable society for all.


  • A panel discussion featuring Gayle Littleton, executive vice president and general counsel, Exelon Corp.; Rodolfo (Rudy) Rivera, chief international counsel, Fidelity National Financial, and Stephani (Stevie) Lewis, general counsel, IKEA North America. Moderated by Marcel Pratt, managing partner, Philadelphia office, Ballard Spahr, who will also discuss the life and enduring legacy of Judge Higginbotham
  • Presentation of the 2021 Justice Sonia Sotomayor Award to Brenda Marrero, executive director of The Public Interest Law Center
  • In-person cocktail reception and networking following the event until 7:30 p.m.

In-person attendees must register by Wednesday, July 21 – in-person guests who do not register in advance will not be admitted to the event. In person guests must follow the current COVID-19 precautions in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the City of Philadelphia, including masks for unvaccinated attendees.

irtual registration closes at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27. A link to the livestream will be sent via email prior to the day of the event. Virtual tickets do not include admittance to the concluding cocktail reception. 

In-Person Attendees:
Judges: Complimentary
Members: $75
YLD or Public Interest/Government Service Members: $55
Law Student Members: $25
Non-Members: $100

Virtual Attendees:
Judges: Complimentary
Members: $25
Non-Members: $50

Thank you to our supporters:

Business Law Section

Criminal Justice Section

Public Interest Section

State Civil Litigation Section

7/28/2021 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Suzanne Roberts Theater 480 S Broad Street
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