- Chambers USA, Band 2 – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Eastern Pennsylvania (2015)
- Chambers USA, Band 2 – Litigation: General Commercial, Eastern Pennsylvania (2015)
- The Legal Intelligencer, Top Bankruptcy/Reorganization Practice, Pennsylvania (2015)
- The Legal Intelligencer, Best Law Firm Corporate Practices, Pennsylvania (2015)
Since the firm’s inception, the Philadelphia office has been dedicated to playing an active role in helping the surrounding community grow and flourish. The Philadelphia office attorneys and staff regularly work with education-focused nonprofits and various local cultural and historical institutions.
Some recent community efforts include:
Philadelphia Reads is an education-focused, nonprofit initiative that recruits reading tutors to provide one-on-one attention to public school children who may need to “catch up and get ahead” on reading skills. Drinker Biddle has been a Power Partner with Philadelphia Reads for more than 16 years. During each school year, up to 30 children from second or third grade travel by school bus from their public school to the Philadelphia office for one-on-one tutoring assistance one day each week for an hour. Last year, approximately 60 volunteers from the office took time out of their schedules to read with the students.
In tribute to Philadelphia’s cultural and historical significance, Drinker Biddle supports the efforts of three of the most renowned museums in the city: The Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Constitution Center. The Philadelphia office is proud to have representatives on the various boards for all three of these cultural organizations and to continue to support their community events.
City Year Greater Philadelphia
City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that brings together young AmeriCorps volunteers, ages 18-24, who commit to one year of full-time service at a selected school in a high-poverty community. Drinker Biddle’s sponsorship of City Year Greater Philadelphia began in 2004. Our support has helped nearly 100 Corps members provide more than 100,000 hours of direct service to Philadelphia students in need. Many of our lawyers and staff also volunteer their time in support of City Year events annually, such as City Year Days of Service, Holiday Drives for School Supplies and more.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Women’s Leadership Committee led the Philadelphia office in support of Career Wardrobe, a nonprofit organization that empowers women in their transition to work by providing work attire, educational programs, networking tools and opportunities to help them achieve the next level of gainful employment. Through fundraising events and professional clothing donation drives, we look forward to providing many more years of support to Career Wardrobe in its efforts to help break the cycle of poverty for women.