Philadelphia associate Riley H. Ross III has been selected as one of the Legal Intelligencer's "Lawyers on the Fast Track" for 2009. This annual honor recognizes lawyers under 40 in Pennsylvania who “have worked tirelessly in their professional, personal and civic lives to improve the legal landscape and the future of others.” These “future leaders of the state's legal community” are selected by a panel of judges that include practitioners, state and federal judges, in-house counsel and legal recruiters, and are profiled in a September 28, 2009, special supplement to the Legal Intelligencer and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly. In his profile, the Legal noted Riley’s practice in white-collar defense, criminal and civil health care fraud defense and his work representing the city of Philadelphia in state and federal investigations. His service to the firm as member of the associate committee and the diversity development and retention committee was also highlighted, as was his pro bono work. Riley serves on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization that works to secure the exoneration, release from imprisonment and restoration to society of innocent persons. Riley helped establish the organization, which is housed at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.