The Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel (PADC) is proud to announce the election of Daniel J. Ferhat, Esquire, a partner with White and Williams LLP, as 2020-2021 President at its recent Annual Meeting. Also elected as officers of PADC for the upcoming year are: William J. Ricci, Esquire, of Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey as Vice President - Operations, Kathleen D. Wilkinson, Esquire, of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman Dicker LLP as Vice President - Programs, Stephen Bruderle, Esquire, of Margolis Edelstein as Treasurer and Colleen E. Hayes, Esquire, of Wade Clark Mulcahy as Secretary.

Also elected at the Annual Meeting were new Executive Committee members Kenneth S. Butensky, Esquire, of the City of Philadelphia Law Department, Jennifer S. Coatsworth, Esquire, of Margolis Edelstein, Daniel T. Fitch, Esquire, of Stradley Ronon, Sang Woo Lee, Esquire, of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Jason W. Poore, Esquire, of White and Williams LLP, and Lauren M. Steins, Esquire, of Deasey Mahoney & Valentini LTD.

Lauren K. Brown, Esquire, of Campbell Conroy & O’Neil was elected as Young Lawyer Representative and John C. McNamara, Esquire, was re-elected as PADC’s Privileged Member.

PADC is an association of lawyers engaged in the defense of civil damage claims. Organized in 1947, PADC marked its 70th year of operation in 2017, making it the oldest continuously operating local defense organization in the United States. It includes over 300 members from Philadelphia and surrounding counties. It has been named the outstanding organization of its kind by Defense Research Institute (DRI), the national organization of defense groups.