Abraham C. Reich of Fox Rothschild to Receive AJC’s 2012 Judge Learned Hand Award

January 3, 2012 – Press Releases

American Jewish Committee's 2012 Judge Learned Hand Award will be presented to Abraham C. Reich, co-chair and partner at Fox Rothschild LLP. The award will be bestowed on Reich at a dinner to be held at the Rittenhouse Hotel on January 25.

The Judge Learned Hand Award was established in honor of the senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1924 to 1951 and is presented to leaders in the legal profession who demonstrate dedication to the American legal tradition and the spirit of civic activism. Past recipients have included former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham, Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Tom Leonard, Joseph Jacovini, and Charisse Lillie, among many others.

“We are delighted to honor Abe for his years of service to the profession and the community,” said Morton J. (Mickey) Simon, Jr., AJC president. “When you consider his years of teaching, writing and lecturing on ethics and professional responsibility, along with his overall record of involvement and accomplishment, you can see why the award is so richly deserved.”

Reich has spent his entire career in the Philadelphia office of Fox Rothschild, steadily moving up the ranks. Named one of the leading litigation attorneys in Pennsylvania by Chambers USA, Reich’s practice involves all aspects of business litigation, including antitrust, securities, trade secrets, intellectual property matters, legal ethics and professional responsibility, alternative dispute resolution and other corporate matters. He also represents lawyers and serves as an expert witness in legal ethics, professional responsibility and law firm matters.

In addition to his practice, Reich also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Connecticut and received his law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He is currently a member of the Temple Law School’s Board of Visitors.

A past Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Reich has also represented the Philadelphia Bar for the past 15 years as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association.

A few years ago, the Philadelphia Bar Association recognized Reich’s extensive history of service by honoring him with the Wachovia Fidelity Award, presented annually for “significant accomplishments in improving the administration of justice.” He was also honored in 2010 by Temple University with its Certificate of Honor for Distinction in the Practice of Law.

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Co-chairs for the 2012 Judge Learned Hand Award event are Mark Aronchick, Alan Feldman and Stephanie Resnick. Honorary Chairs are Murray Shusterman and Joseph Smukler.

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