Howard R. Flaxman of Fox Rothschild Honored With City of Hope’s Spirit of Life® AwardSeptember 19, 2012 – Press Releases
Howard R. Flaxman, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Fox Rothschild LLP, will be honored with City of Hope’s Spirit of Life® Award at a reception presented by the Tri-state Labor & Management Council on September 20, 2012.
The reception, which will be held at Tendenza (969 N 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA), will serve as a fundraiser for City of Hope, an independent biomedical research, treatment and education institution leading the fight to cure cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.
The Spirit of Life® Award is presented to outstanding philanthropists who exemplify City of Hope’s mission through their actions.
A dynamic leader who is heavily involved in his community, Flaxman has held several leadership roles in Easttown Township, Pa., including township supervisor and chair, board president and trustee of the public library, and school director and president of the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. At Fox Rothschild, Flaxman plays a lead role in vetting the firm’s charitable contributions.
Flaxman focuses his legal practice on labor and employment law and ERISA matters, with emphasis on the service, health care and hospitality industries, as well as educational institutions and public and private sector clients in collective bargaining and labor contract administration, ERISA suits, internal investigations, discrimination suits, wrongful termination suits and counseling and litigation avoidance. He has extensive experience in representing ERISA Plan administrators and fiduciaries and litigating ERISA cases for multi-employer funds and single employer plans.
Flaxman is on the board of directors for The Committee of Seventy and The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. He is a member of The American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and The Philadelphia Bar Association. Flaxman earned his J.D., cum laude, from The University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1971, and his B.A. from Harpur College at Binghamton University.