Welcome New Trustees

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation Welcomes New Trustees

PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 9, 2023

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation welcomes:  Daniel Aiken, Esq., Melanie Foreman, Esq., Patrick Howard, Esq., Jennedy Johnson, Esq., and Krystal Kane, Esq. to the Board of Trustees.

Aiken is the Partner in Charge of Faegre Drinker’s Philadelphia office. In his practice, Aiken represents employers in class action and other lawsuits. Foreman is a shareholder in the Casualty Department of Marshall Dennehey, where she represents insured and self-insured entities against claims in state and federal court. Johnson is an assistant general counsel at PECO Energy Company, advising senior management in all areas of regulatory law, including utility and administrative law and ethics. She also represents the company in matters before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Howard is a partner at Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky who co-leads the firm’s Class Action Practice Group. Howard has successfully represented consumers, businesses, and municipal entries in class action litigation stemming from consumer fraud, false advertising, product liability, and antitrust violations. Kane serves as the Pro Bono Attorney at Blank Rome. In her role, Kane oversees the firm’s pro bono program, including coordinating the firm’s pro bono clinics, training, and corporate partnerships, and finding opportunities to increase the firm’s pro bono involvement.

Philadelphia Bar Foundation President Meredith Auten, Esq. celebrates the addition of the newest trustees, “These individuals bring their expertise and accomplishments to further the mission of equitable access to equal justice for all Philadelphians. Their leadership will advance the Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s mission to remove barriers to justice, engage the community in support of civil legal aid, and build system-wide capacity to deliver on the promise of equal justice under law.”

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation provides programs and creates partnerships to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities across the full spectrum of need. Robust funding from caring individuals and law firms throughout the region allow the Philadelphia Bar Foundation to reinvest in our communities. By providing grants and technical assistance in support of quality legal services, addressing unmet legal needs, and providing education on matters in the public interest, the Bar Foundation removes barriers to justice and engages the community to support civil legal aid and build system-wide capacity to serve all Philadelphians and people throughout Pennsylvania.