Stephanie Resnick of Fox Rothschild Appointed as the Third Circuit Representative to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary

August 6, 2009 – Press Releases

Stephanie Resnick of Fox Rothschild LLP has been appointed for a three-year term to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary by ABA President Carolyn Lamm.

The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary consists of 15 members – two members from the Ninth Circuit, one member from each of the other 12 federal judicial circuits and the chair.

The Committee has been evaluating the professional qualifications of all persons nominated for appointment to the federal bench, including the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts and the four territorial courts, for more than 50 years. The Committee’s evaluation of nominees is the only nonpartisan, non-ideological peer review of the professional qualifications of prospective federal judges. The Committee evaluates only a nominee’s integrity, professional competence and judicial temperament. Neither ideology nor politics is considered. Once an evaluation is completed, the Committee sends its report to both the Senate Judiciary Committee and to the administration.

Resnick is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law and Kenyon College. She represents individuals, corporations and boards of directors in all types of business litigation, including matters involving directors and officers’ liability, intellectual property, unfair business practices and competition, shareholder and partnership disputes, health law and physicians’ issues, employment-related litigation, ethics and professional liability.

Resnick previously served as a member and as Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, which evaluates the qualifications of judicial candidates seeking election to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court. Resnick is also the immediate past Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors and was recently appointed to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s Task Force on Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform.

Named one of the leading litigation attorneys in Pennsylvania in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA, Resnick has been selected as one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania” by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine for the past five years. She was also ranked in 2009 as one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania" and the "Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia" by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine.