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Underground Saviors, Elevated Heroes 2022


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  • Start Date:2022-03-10 19:00:00
  • End Date:2025-03-10 20:00:00
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  • Level:Intermediate
  • Topics:Ethics

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Overview

As part of the important conversation about the history of slavery and its vitality to modern racial justice, join PBA President Kathleen Wilkinson, the Minority Bar Committee, the Commission on Women in the Profession, and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team as they engage in a dialogue with Cynthia Mullock, Esquire, the Executive Director of the Harriet Tubman Museum in Cape May, New Jersey.  Ms. Mullock will discuss Pennsylvania’s and New Jersey’s significance in Harriet Tubman’s life and to the Underground Railroad, show impactful items obtained by the Museum, and explain the importance of diverse community involvement in establishing and maintaining the Museum.  Join the PBA in commemorating Harriet Tubman heroic acts on March 11, the month that she was born, during this interactive seminar.

Recorded in March 2022.

Faculty

Anthony Cox Jr., Esq.

Mr. Cox is an
associate of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and serves as Chair of
the Professional Licensing Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas
of commercial litigation, insurance bad faith litigation, professional
liability, professional malpractice, and tort defense, with a particular
emphasis in civil litigation and professional and occupational licensure
defense. Mr. Cox is also a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion
Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cox practiced as a litigation
attorney at the Pennsylvania Department of State. While in law school, he
served as a judicial intern with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as well as
a student law clerk to President Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt of the
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. He has been named as one of the Top 40
under 40 for The National Black Lawyers, selected in 2020 and 2021; and has
received the Pennsylvania Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Award in
2021 and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Minority Bar Committee Rising Stars
Attorney Award in 2018. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
Bar Leadership Institute, 2020–2021. He is also the Co-Chair of the
Pennsylvania Bar Association Minority Bar Committee. He is a graduate of Widener
University Commonwealth Law School (J.D.) and Old Dominion University (B.S.).

Cynthia Mullock

With a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and team building, Ms. Mullock helps cultivate ideas into boundary-breaking organizations. Drawing on over a decade of General Counsel and C-level experience and 15+ years of general corporate legal experience, she currently advises nonprofit organizations and businesses in financial services, fintech, and technology. Ms. Mullock is currently the Founding Executive Director of the Harriet Tubman Museum, recognized by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the top 10 anticipated museums in the world for 2020, by USA TODAY Readers’ Choice Awards as the #5 Best New Museum in the U.S. for 2021, and by TimeOut Magazine as one of the most exciting museums in the country to visit. She served as General Counsel and CCO of Kindur, a fintech company that is reimagining how we think about planning for retirement through the Silvur app, and as a Founding Partner, GC and CCO of a start-up wealth management business, Snowden Lane Partners, that now manages nearly $9 billion in client assets and growing. Ms. Mullock is also the Founder & CEO of 5 Perry Street, a boutique hotel in development, as well as a partner in the Chalfonte Hotel, the oldest original hotel in America’s first seaside resort in Cape May, NJ; and GC, CCO, and Board Director or Advisor to several technology, financial services and fintech companies and philanthropic organizations. Previously named one of New York Law Journal’s Rising Stars, Ms. Mullock nurtures high-growth environments where dynamic, collaborative, and wildly talented teams drive innovative, paradigm-shifting concepts to change industries, spark magic, foster creativity and promote human progress. As a trusted advisor, Ms. Mullock nurtures deep and lasting relationships that extend well beyond an employment tenure. And with a unique, combined experience in private practice/BigLaw and in-house corporate advisory for both large financial institutions and day-zero, whiteboard-stage exponential growth startups, She continues to serve as board director, equity owner and/or frequent “first call” advisor to many of the organizations that she has engaged with in the past. Ms. Mullock loves building vibrant teams, envisioning big ideas, cultivating aspirational brands and navigating uncharted territory.

Philip Yoon Esq.

Mr. Yoon is Chief Staff Attorney-Legal of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as Administrative Assistant to President Judge Correale F. Stevens, a law clerk to the Honorable John T.J. Kelly, Jr., and chief law clerk to the Honorable James J. Fitzgerald, III, in the Superior Court, as well as law clerk to Justice Fitzgerald in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  He is a 2004 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law and a 2000 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.  He is based in Philadelphia, and is an active member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, having served on the PBA Board of Governors as Minority At-Large Governor and as Chair of the PBA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Team, as a current Philadelphia Bar Association delegate to the PBA House of Delegates, and as an active member of the Law-Related Education, Appellate Advocacy, and Minority Bar Committees.

Kathleen Wilkinson, Esq.

Philadelphia lawyer Kathleen D. Wilkinson, a partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, was the 2021-22 president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Ms. Wilkinson was the 2020-21 president-elect. From April 27 to May 20, 2021, she served as president due to the resignation of the previous president. Her recent efforts to support the organized bar have focused on issues related to attorney wellness and wellbeing in the legal profession as well as issues dealing with the ongoing pandemic. She served on the PBA COVID-19 Task Force that provided timely information to assist lawyers in their practices during the pandemic. She was a member of the Joint Task Force on Continuity of Delivery of Legal Services that issued a comprehensive report offering recommendations such as technology enhancements so that citizens have access to justice during the current pandemic and future emergencies. Ms. Wilkinson is the current co-chair of the Legislative Committee of the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession. She also is a PBA appointed delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates and has served as an ABA delegate for many years. Ms. Wilkinson has represented Philadelphia lawyers on the PBA Board of Governors. She has served in the PBA House of Delegates and has been a member of numerous PBA committees and sections. She is the chair of educational programs for the Federal Practice Committee Executive Council, past co-vice chair of the PBA Planning Committee, a co-chair and past co-vice chair of the PBA Quality of Life/Balance Committee, past co-chair of the Commission on Women in the Profession Quality of Life Committee, past co-chair of the Commission on Women in the Profession and past chair of the PBA Civil Litigation Section. Ms. Wilkinson is a member of other committees, including the Bylaws, Membership Development and Minority Bar committees. She was chair of the PBA Membership Engagement Blue Ribbon Panel on Millennials, Mothers and Minorities. In addition, Ms. Wilkinson served on the board of directors for PBI (Pennsylvania Bar Institute) and was a zone one director for the PABAR-PAC, the PBA’s political action committee, and co-chair of the 2007 PBA Midyear Meeting. She is a Life Fellow of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the PBA, and previously served as the foundation’s zone one director. In 2013, Ms. Wilkinson served as the 86th chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, only the sixth woman to serve in that position in the association’s history. She has filled a variety of leadership roles in the Philadelphia Bar Association since 1998 when she co-chaired the association’s Women in the Profession Committee, and later when she chaired the State Civil Litigation Section in 2005, for which she was one of the founding members in 2004. She was the bar association’s secretary, vice chancellor, chancellor-elect and a member of the bar association’s cabinet. She served on the Board of Governors for a total of 16 years. Ms. Wilkinson was the 2019 chair of the Federal Courts Committee. Ms. Wilkinson received the 2023 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Third Circuit. Ms. Wilkinson was named by named on the Power 100 2022 List of Pennsylvania attorneys by City & State PA, and as a “Power Woman,” and received an award from Main Line Magazine in 2021. Ms. Wilkinson is the recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2019 Sandra Day O’Connor Award, which is presented to a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community. In 2019, Ms. Wilkinson received the C. Dale McClain Quality of Life/Balance Award, an annual award presented by the PBA Quality of Life Balance Committee that recognizes the substantial contributions made by Pennsylvania attorneys in identifying issues relevant to balancing the professional and personal lives of their peers, as well as the progress made in assisting attorneys in maintaining and improving their overall quality of life. She received the Gilbert Nurick Award from the PBA Conference of County Bar Leaders in 2014 for outstanding service to local bar associations. She was the recipient of the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession’s Anne X. Alpern Award in 2008 for her demonstrated leadership in the legal profession and professional impact on women in the law. The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly named her “Woman of the Year” in 2007-2008. Ms. Wilkinson has been named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for many years. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Kean University, which named her “Alumni of the Year” in 2010. She received her juris doctorate from the Villanova University School of Law. In 2013, the Villanova Law Alumni Association named her the recipient of the Gerald Abraham Alumni Association Award for service to the law school. She is also a member of the Alumni Association Board of Advisors of the law school. Ms. Wilkinson was a member of the Executive Council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, a division of the ABA, from 2013 to 2016, and remains an active member of the NCBP Program and Diversity Committees. Wilkinson served on the boards of directors for the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP) and Philadelphia Defender Association. She served on the board of the Forum of Executive Women from July 2014 until June 2016 and was the program chair. She has served on other boards in the community. Ms. Wilkinson is a member of the Chester County Bar Association, Delaware County Bar Association (honorary) and the Montgomery Bar Association. She has been a board member, secretary, and most recently vice-president of programs for the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel in 2020-2021, which presented her with the William J. O’Brien Award for achievements in legal advocacy and improvements in the legal profession in 2016. She is a founding member of Villanova University’s School of Law J. Willard O’Brien Inn of Court, was its first woman president in 2004 and serves as an Honorary Member of the Inn. Ms. Wilkinson received the Inn’s J. Clayton Undercofler III Award for exemplary leadership, integrity and dedication to the rule of law in 2013. Ms. Wilkinson is also a member of the Villanova Law School Alumni Board. A civil litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Ms. Wilkinson is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, defends complex cases involving employment, professional liability, construction, products, toxic tort, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. She also serves as a judge pro tem and special master in state and federal court. Ms. Wilkinson has been a member of Wilson Elser’s Women Attorneys Valued and Empowered (WAVE) initiative that focuses on advancement and well-being of women in the profession.


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