Kelley Hodge Named a Pennsylvania Trailblazer by The Legal Intelligencer

November 17, 2020 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Kelley B. Hodge, who was named to the list of 2020 Pennsylvania Trailblazers by The Legal Intelligencer.

This special supplement profiles “agents of change…who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancement of their practice.”

A legal trailblazer on multiple fronts, Hodge is an accomplished litigator, trial attorney and compliance adviser with two decades of experience in the areas of higher education, investigations, school safety, civil rights, labor and employment, criminal law and state and federal policymaking. Well-versed in the nuances of Title IX compliance, Hodge recognized that Pennsylvania schools would be scrambling to meet new mandates amid having to adjust entire curriculums to the pandemic.

“I knew it was going to be a lot for schools to try to get done, even in the most normal of circumstances,” Hodge said in an interview with The Legal.

Hodge and Fox Rothschild’s Education Law Team quickly partnered with the Pennsylvania Association of School Personnel Administrators and the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit to create the Title IX Compliance Toolkit – a six-hour webinar-based training program that condenses more than 2000 pages of regulatory details into digestible policies, procedures and implementation outlines. As a direct result of the training, more than 110 school districts across Pennsylvania achieved Title IX compliance.

Known for her legacy of leadership and innovation, Hodge was the first African American woman to lead the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office in its 167-year history where she spearheaded key initiatives addressing juvenile justice and school violence in roles with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. She was also the first independently identified Title IX Coordinator at the University of Virginia, where she designed and implemented the institution's first-ever sex- and gender-based harassment policies across 11 schools.

She earned her J.D. from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Virginia. She is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.