- Chambers USA, Band 2 – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Eastern Pennsylvania (2017)
- Chambers USA, Band 3 – Litigation: General Commercial, Eastern Pennsylvania (2017)
- 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. Lawyers 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. The program’s goal is to ensure that all children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. The Philadelphia Reads program was established in 1997 by the Mayor’s Office to help kids who were not provided a fair start in life due to poverty and struggling school districts. The “Power Partners” program matches corporations, law firms and other organizations with children from public school classrooms for weekly reading sessions.
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.
The Women’s Leadership Committee leads 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.