Fox Rothschild Sponsors Pittsburgh Business Times Diamond Awards Honoring Local CEOs for Third Straight Year

April 27, 2012 – Press Releases

For the third straight year, Fox Rothschild LLP sponsored the Pittsburgh Business Times’ annual Diamond Awards honoring top presidents and CEOs in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

At the ceremony, held at the Lexus Club at PNC Park, Bill Stang, managing partner of Fox Rothschild’s Pittsburgh office, assisted editor Howard Burns in presenting the awards, congratulating the winners and describing their unique leadership qualities. Of the 15 honorees, Stang introduced four, including Mona Pappafava-Ray, president and CEO of the General Carbide Corporation; Karen Dunn Kelley, CEO of Invesco Fixed Income; Michael Cherock, president of AE Works; and Patrick O'Brien, president and CEO of First Federal Savings Bank.

In his remarks, Stang said: “On behalf of my partners, I would like to congratulate all of you as finalists for the effort and sacrifice you have made to get to the top. We are especially proud that one of our clients, Rick Senft, CEO and president of Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services, is among this year’s award recipients.

“We are excited about the breakfast series for the winners past and present. We think the breakfast series will give all of us the opportunity to look at high-end best management practices in an open round table environment where we can learn from each other’s experiences.

“It’s also my pleasure to tell you about our law firm, Fox Rothschild. We pride ourselves in being a go-to law firm for CEOs of mid-market to large corporations. This is one reason we have grown to be one of the nation’s 100 largest law firms, with more than 500 lawyers in 16 cities coast to coast, including Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Whether it’s major corporate transactions and counseling … or high stakes commercial litigation … our lawyers have a track record of working closely with CEOs and their in-house general counsel. If your company is facing a life-changing event, and you are not sure you are being adequately served, or are in need of a different kind of expertise, we welcome the opportunity to discuss how an association with Fox Rothschild could benefit you. “

Members of the Diamond Awards judging panel were some of last year’s awardees, including Yvonne Campos of Campos Inc., Will Knecht of Wendell August Forge, Gary DeJidas of GAI Consultants Inc., Paul C. Rizzo of Paul C. Rizzo Associates Inc., John Innocenti of UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside and Michael Robb of the Center for Community Resources..