Philadelphia Bar Foundation Welcomes Six New Trustees


PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Bar Foundation welcomes Stewart L. Cohen, Esq., Nicholas D. Feden, Esq., Matthew A. Grubman, Esq., Cheryl Maddox, Esq., Karen E. Schneck, Esq., and Pauline Markey, Esq. to join their Board of Trustees. Their expertise in a variety of areas will advance the Bar Foundation’s mission to promote equal access to justice and development of the Equal Justice Center project in Philadelphia.

Cohen is a partner at Cohen, Placitella & Roth PC, and focuses on complex civil litigation including medical malpractice, workplace accidents and class actions. He has been deeply involved in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board, the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania, and the Board of United Cerebral Palsy.

Feden is the Co-Chair of the Administrative and Federal Appeals Department at Disability Justice, the disability advocacy arms of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano. He advises attorneys regarding legal issues arising in federal courts with application to administrative hearings. Feden is a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Social Justice Law project, and a member of the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society.

Grubman is an associate at Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky. He focuses on motor vehicle and premises liability cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. While in law school, Grubman worked for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Complex Litigation Center and as an Equal Justice Fellow for Community Legal Aid Society in Wilmington, Delaware.

Maddox is General Counsel at PFM Asset Management LLC. She develops, manages and directs the corporate legal function of PFM. Maddox is a member of the Lackawanna College Board of Trustees and Yeadon Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors.

Schneck is is Assistant General Counsel of Employment at Johnson Matthey, a global science and chemicals company, and a leader in sustainable technologies. Karen has served as in-house employment counsel within the chemicals and financial services industries since 2006.  She brings particular expertise in providing legal support and advice to human resources on the full range of labor and employment issues.

Markey is a partner at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP. She focuses her practice on United States federal income tax, including corporate and partnership tax, tax-exempt entities, tax controversy, and executive compensation. Markey is also involved with the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania.

Through programs, grants, and partnerships, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation removes barriers to justice, engages the community in support of civil legal aid, and builds system-wide capacity in order to strengthen the provision of quality legal services and to ensure that all individuals understand their rights to equal justice under law.