Wendy Rothstein of Fox Rothschild LLP Elected to Board of Norristown Zoological Society

December 6, 2010 – Press Releases

Wendy Rothstein, partner in the Blue Bell office of Fox Rothschild LLP, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Norristown Zoological Society, a nonprofit organization that owns and operates the Elmwood Park Zoo.

Rothstein will join prominent business and community leaders charged with overseeing Zoo programs, supporting the Zoo through time and money and enhancing its mission of fostering an appreciation of wildlife and their habitat that will inspire active participation in conservation. In 1985, the Norristown Zoological Society became an official nonprofit organization, and assumed control of Elmwood Park Zoo from the Borough of Norristown. Since its inception, the Society has implemented various expansions of the Zoo including doubling the Zoo’s size in 2002. The Zoo, founded in 1924, welcomes more than 130,000 visitors annually.

One of the top litigators in Montgomery County, Rothstein’s diverse litigation practice includes commercial and business litigation; alternative dispute resolution including commercial arbitrations and mediation; employment litigation involving restrictive covenants, trade secrets, fiduciary duties, defending employers targeted by employment discrimination lawsuit and defending wage and hour lawsuits; and real estate, tax assessment and land use and zoning litigation.

Widely known and respected in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Rothstein worked in the courthouse prior to law school and spent her entire legal career there since 1982. Rothstein also served as chair of the firm’s Montgomery County Litigation Department from 1996 through 2008.

Rothstein is a member of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery County Bar Associations and serves on the Bench Bar, Judiciary and Civil Rules Committees of the Montgomery County Bar Association. She has served as a Court appointed Discovery Master since 2001. She earned her J.D. from the University of Baltimore in 1982 and her B.S. from Temple University in 1978, graduating cum laude from both.

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