Educating Law Students on the Rights and Needs of Workers 25th Anniversary Philadelphia Virtual Awards Program honoring Mary Anne Moffa For her achievements on behalf of workers Philadelphia, PA April 13, 2022
Board Resolution to Establish the Mary Anne Moffa – Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship WHEREAS: In her more than 20 years of service as Executive Director of the Peggy Browning Fund, Mary Anne Moffa devoted her life to building the Peggy Browning Fund into the premier organization in the country devoted to educating and inspiring idealistic law students to pursue careers using their legal talents to serve working people by advancing social, racial, and economic justice; and WHEREAS: Mary Anne Moffa has touched the lives of hundreds of Peggy Browning Fellows with her warmth and concern and has earned their love and respect; and WHEREAS: It is fitting in this 25th anniversary year of the Peggy Browning Fund for the Board of Directors to establish the Mary Anne Moffa – Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship in her honor. THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT: Starting with the Summer of 2023 and continuing thereafter in every year in which the Peggy Browning Fund (PBF) grants Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships, PBF will grant a fellowship to be known as the ‘Mary Anne Moffa-Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship,’ Educating Law Students on the Rights and Needs of Workers
This year, we celebrate 25 years of the Peggy Browning Fund by paying tribute to our inspiration, Peggy Browning, and to our recently-retired Executive Director, Mary Anne Moffa. Peggy was a very special person – a Member of the National Labor Relations Board; an extraordinary labor lawyer; a skilled ice skater; a hiker; a loving wife and mother; a caring friend and true supporter of the collective bargaining process. PBF was established in 1997 by her friends and family to continue her life’s work – helping workers. We thank Mary Anne Moffa for growing our organization exponentially to the size it is today, and we thank everyone who’s support helped us become the preeminent organization in the country for encouraging and recruiting new lawyers for the labor movement. Our central program is a 10-week summer fellowship in which law students are matched with the needs of a pool of 72 mentoring organizations across the country, including unions, worker centers, nonprofit worker advocacy organizations, and union-side law firms. This year, we received a record number of applications for this program, and we’re happy to report that we’ve awarded 102 Summer Fellowships so far with just a few left to be filled. We wish each one of them a productive and memorable experience. PBF’s annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference has been highly successful in developing a greater understanding, passion and commitment to issues facing workers in this changing world. Over 3,000 students have participated since 1999. Last year, the pandemic didn’t stop us as we switched to an online event. This year, we plan to celebrate in-person! We can't thank Mary Anne Moffa enough for her 20+ years of dedicated and passionate leadership.
Our positive reputation has grown our community of participating law schools to 157. In 2022, we are planning our regional Advocating for Workplace Justice workshops at law schools this fall to encourage law students to consider careers in the labor movement. We plan for these workshops to be a hybrid version or in-person. We are proud of the impact our programs have had on the law students we serve and the added value our fellows have brought to the labor movement. We are just as proud of the many PBF Fellows and Alumni who have protested for, marched for, and worked for social and economic justice and fought against systemic racism. We continually look for ways to support them in these most vital efforts. Thank you for helping us keep Peggy’s dreams and goals alive! Joseph Lurie, President & Founder
Board of Directors Officers Richard J. Brean Chair Retired General Counsel United Steelworkers Pittsburgh, PA Joseph Lurie President and Founder Peggy Browning Fund Philadelphia, PA Lucas R. Aubrey PBF ’06 Partner Sherman Dunn, P.C. Washington, DC Julie Gutman Dickinson Partner Bush Gottlieb Glendale, CA Antonia Domingo, PBF’13 Associate General Counsel United Steelworkers Pittsburgh, PA Samantha Dulaney General Counsel IATSE New York, NY David Jury General Counsel United Steelworkers Pittsburgh, PA Danielle E. Leonard Partner Altshuler Berzon LLP San Francisco, CA Ingrid Nava Associate General Counsel SEIU Local 32BJ New York, NY John K. Pierre Chancellor Southern University Law Center Baton Rouge, LA Vincent F. Pitta Managing Partner Pitta LLP New York, NY Maneesh Sharma Associate General Counsel AFL-CIO Washington, DC Jay Smith Shareholder Gilbert & Sackman Los Angeles, CA Patrick J. Szymanski General Counsel Change to Win Washington, DC Melissa S. Woods Partner Cohen, Weiss & Simon LLP New York, NY Michael L. Artz PBF ’00 Vice Chair & Secretary Associate General Counsel AFSCME Washington, DC James C. Kokolas, CPA Treasurer Managing Partner Calibre CPA Group PLLC Bethesda, MD Members
Advisory Board Randi B. Bandman Robbins Geller Rudman &Dowd LLP Boca Raton, FL Richard A. Brook Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. New York, NY Eugene G. Eisner Eisner Dictor & Lamadrid, P.C. New York, NY Fred Feinstein Consultant to Unions and Other Worker Advocacy Organizations DC & MD Ruben J. Garcia William S. Boyd School of Law University of Nevada, Las Vegas Lisa M. Gomez Cohen, Weiss & Simon, LLP New York, NY Jonathan P. Hiatt Former Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO Washington, DC Cyrus Mehri Mehri & Skalet, PLLC Washington, DC George R. Murphy Murphy Anderson PLLC Washington, DC Jessica Drangel Ochs SEIU Local 32BJ New York, NY David Prouty SEIU 32BJ New York, NY Craig Rosenbaum Chicago News Guild Chicago, IL Daniel W. Sherrick Trustee, UAW VEBA Detroit, MI Robert A. Sugarman Sugarman & Susskind, P.A. Miami, FL Marley S. Weiss University of Maryland School of Law Baltimore, MD
About Our Honoree Mary Anne Moffa Mary Anne Moffa was the Executive Director of the Peggy Browning Fund from 2001 to 2021. During her tenure, she managed a more than five-fold increase in fellowships, expanded PBFs National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conferences, oversaw the development of regionalAdvocating forWorkplace Justice workshops throughout the country, and added other complementary programming for Peggy Browning Fellows and Alumni. Working in partnership with Joe Lurie and other Board members, with her talented and devoted staff, and with gifted attorneys from countless mentor organizations, Mary Anne is proud to say that together they built PBF into a strong, viable organization with a national reach, well-positioned to continue its vital work well into the future. The significant number of Peggy Browning alumni who have gone on to pursue careers advocating for workers’ rights will have a lasting impact and are a fitting legacy for her efforts. Mary Anne devoted her entire career to not-for-profit programs, most notably at several community mental health/ mental retardation centers in Philadelphia and nearby counties, culminating in positions as Executive Director at two of the largest such agencies in the country. Her programs received wide recognition for state-of-the art programming for severely mentally ill youth. She also consulted with other not-forprofit organizations regarding programming, organizational development, and grant writing.
Mary Anne received her B.A. degree from Chestnut Hill College, M.A. from Temple University, and did post-graduate work in non-profit program administration at the NIMH Staff College, at Penn State University and at the University of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Virtual Awards Program Host Committee We gratefully recognize the friendship, guidance and support provided by the members of the Host Committee, whose hard work and dedication helped make this event a success. Michael Artz Lucas Aubrey Richard Brean Rachel Del Rossi Julie Gutman Dickinson Antonia Domingo Samantha Dulaney Niraj Ganatra David Jury Rhonda Gelman Kelley James Kokolas Danielle Leonard Joseph Lurie John Pierre Vincent Pitta Maneesh Sharma Jay Smith Patrick Szymanski
Former Philadelphia Peggy Browning Awardees John Truesdale Richard L. Trumka Hon. Robert Brady Thomas J. Kelly Samuel Staten, Sr. Wendell Young III James A. Williams Ted Kirsch John J. Sweeney James P. Hoffa Anna Burger John J. Dougherty Karen Detamore David R. Fillman Thomas P. Gallo Henry Nicholas Edward F. Mooney Richard Bloomingdale Samuel Staten, Jr. Walter Higgins Pasquale Bianculli Alan Symonette John Kane Joan Parker Wendell Young IV Ryan N. Boyer Margaret R. Brogan Gary Masino Neal Bisno Walter DeTreux Michael Barnes Esteban Vera, Jr. Mariann Schick PA Convention Center IBEW Local 98 Ironworkers Local 401 Laborers’ Local 332 Kenneth Egger Patrick Eiding Samuel H. Pond Ralph H. Colflesh Catherine Scott Nicole Hunt Joel Weissblatt
2022 Fellows* Arianna Adirim-Lanza American University Washington College of Law National Employment Lawyers Association Sadiyah Ahmad DePaul University College of Law Drivers Union WA, Teamsters 117 Xhoana Ahmeti CUNY School of Law Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Mustafa Alemi University of Washington School of Law Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Camilla Allison University of New Mexico School of Law New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty Angela Altieri American University Washington College of Law United Steelworkers Sierra Alvernaz University of Oregon School of Law Northwest Workers' Justice Project Marcus Andrews Ohio State University Moritz College of Law O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue LLP Olivia Angel Fordham University School of Law Fair Work Center Grace Anzalone Tulane University School of Law Murphy Anderson PLLC Emma Barudi New York University School of Law AFSCME Monica Brokenborough University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Communications Workers of America Daniel Bromberg Cornell Law School Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Haven Campbell University of Pittsburgh School of Law United Steelworkers *List incomplete at time of printing.
2022 Fellows* Jade Chowning Yale Law School Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Andrey Chun Sarmiento Widener University Commonwealth Law School Justice at Work (Pittsburgh) Hannah Cohen Smith University of Michigan Law School United Steelworkers Carlie Diserio West Virginia University College of Law AFL-CIO Sonum Dixit University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Rothner, Segall & Greenstone Zoe Dobkin University of Texas at Austin School of Law Sugar Law Center Megan Dougherty Penn State Law Beins, Axelrod & Keating, P.C. Casey Doyle Columbia Law School New York State United Teachers - NY, NY Grace DuBois American University Washington College of Law Center for Progressive Reform Namita Dwarakanath University of Pittsburgh School of Law Women's Law Project - Pittsburgh Amirah Ellison University of Minnesota Law School Stratigic Organizing Center Jillian Etheridge University of Mississippi School of Law Dillard Law Firm Matthew Fernandes University of California, Berkeley School of Law Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld Isabel Flores Ganley University of California, Los Angeles School of Law Raise the Floor Alliance *List incomplete at time of printing.
2022 Fellows* Abbigail Frerick University of Minnesota Law School Arnold, Newbold, Sollars & Hollins, P.C. Jessica Fullilove Northern Illinois University College of Law Chicago News Guild (School-Year 2021-2022) Esi Fynn-Obeng University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Teamsters Local Union No. 117 Maleeha Ghaznavi University of California, Hastings College of the Law Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll Amelia Goldberg New York University School of Law Make the Road New Jersey Mimi Goldberg Cornell Law School Make the Road New York David Gonsier Brooklyn Law School New York State United Teachers - NY, NY Alicia Graziano Northeastern University School of Law Stratigic Organizing Center Zoe Grimaldi University of California, Hastings College of the Law International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) Apurva Gunturu University of Texas at Austin School of Law Global Labor Justice/ International Labor Rights Forum Frank Harrison Michigan State College of Law Satter Ruhlen Law Firm, PLLC Philip Herman Washington University in St. Louis School of Law American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Jeffrey Higgins University of Connecticut School of Law AFSCME Dylan Holmes Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld *List incomplete at time of printing.
2022 Fellows* Lauren Hunady University of Washington School of Law Teamsters Local Union No. 117 Amanda Jimenez CUNY School of Law National Employment Law Project (New York) Leo Jobsis Rossignol William & Mary Law School American Federation of Teachers, AFLCIO Courtney Kirbis University of Alabama School of Law Adelante Alabama Worker Center Ayushi Kokroo Drexel University Kline School of Law Justice at Work (Philadelphia) Travis Lavenski Harvard Law School Segal Roitman, LLP Nina Leeds University of Michigan Law School New York State United Teachers - Latham, NY Tyler Lingafelt Rutgers Law School-Newark Hotel and Gaming Trades Council, AFL-CIO Dustin Loosbrock University of Minnesota Law School International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Julian Lutz University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 19 Elizabeth Machado Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers LLP Juan Madrigal University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Community Legal Services, Inc. Bailey Markowski Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Sherman Dunn, P.C. Frances Maurer Washington University in St. Louis School of Law SMART, SMW Local Union No. 104 *List incomplete at time of printing.
2022 Fellows* Donald McCullough New York University School of Law Pyle Rome Ehrenberg Mac McMechan New York University School of Law Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Taliah Mirmalek University of California, Berkeley School of Law Equal Justice Center Tomas Molina University of Wisconsin Law School CASA Danya Moodabagil Loyola University Chicago School of Law National Legal Advocacy Network Nicolette Moore CUNY School of Law Farmworker Justice Peter Morgan Harvard Law School Hayes Dolce LLP Justin Moyer Georgetown University Law Center Communications Workers of America Caroline Murphy Georgetown University Law Center Laborers' Int'l Union of North America Justin Onwenu Columbia Law School UAW Isabel Oraha University of San Diego Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld Estefania Palacios George Washington University Law School Justice at Work (Boston) Katie Parker Georgetown University Law Center AFSCME Kinnari Patel University of Wisconsin Law School National Employement Law Project (Berkeley) *List incomplete at time of printing.
2022 Fellows* Viraj Patel Temple University, Beasley School of Law UFCW International Union Kaitlyn Pavia Brooklyn Law School Cohen, Weiss & Simon LLP Zakary Pearsall University of Georgia School of Law Dillard Law Firm Ricardo Perez University of Minnesota Law School Murphy Anderson PLLC Elizabeth Pudel CUNY School of Law Cohen, Weiss & Simon LLP Grace Quigley Chicago-Kent College of Law UFCW International Union Jessica Rahmoune Boston University School of Law Greater Boston Legal Services Adilene Ramirez Southwestern Law School Workers Defense Project Heather Ramirez CUNY School of Law Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss, LLP Peter Rawlings New York University School of Law Spivak Lipton LLP Kenneth Revoredo University of Richmond School of Law Migrant Justice Ilena Reynoso Arellano University of Massachusetts School of Law National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) Brady Root Saint Louis University School of Law Hammond & Shinners, P.C. Sophia Ruff Michigan State College of Law Major League Baseball Players Association *List incomplete at time of printing.
2022 Fellows* Hugh Schlesinger CUNY School of Law Communications Workers of America Jacqueline Scoboria Villanova Law School Women's Law Project (Philadelphia) Krishnan Sethumadhavan New York University School of Law National Treasury Employees Union Swathi Shanmugasundaram University of California, Los Angeles School of Law Gilbert & Sackman Paul Sindberg University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Chicago News Guild Brandon Smith Temple University Beasley School of Law National Federation of Federal Employees Emma Steiner University of California, Irvine, School of Law Legal Aid at Work Philip Tapley University of Georgia School of Law New York State United Teachers - Latham, NY Heather Ramirez CUNY School of Law Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss, LLP Peter Rawlings New York University School of Law Spivak Lipton LLP Anthony Tenney University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Drivers Union WA, Teamsters 117 Kaleb TerBush University of Michigan Law School UAW Ryan Thomas Villanova Law School LIUNA Mid-Atlantic Region Organizing Committee Maceo Torres-Trujillo Brooklyn Law School Levy Ratner, P.C. *List incomplete at time of printing.
2022 Fellows* Stephanie Ulan St. John's Law School TakeRoot Justice Lauren VanderZyden Loyola University Chicago School of Law Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project Jason Vazquez Harvard Law School AFL-CIO Priscila Venzor University of Nevada - Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center Berenice Villalobos University of Wisconsin Law School Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs *List incomplete at time of printing.
Feedback from Peggy Browning Fellows Lawyers can spend their whole careers and never even see the Supreme Court; I had the tremendous opportunity to work on a Supreme Court issue as a summer fellow. Additionally, I was not pigeonholed ... I worked on issues touching on contracts, bankruptcy, immigration, torts, employment and labor, negotiations, arbitration, criminal, and administrative law. Unlike other summer associates at corporate firms, I had a hands-on experience dealing with substantive issues … (This was) a once in a lifetime opportunity; you get exposed to a first rate network of alumni and allies, and often the fellowship is a prerequisite for a job. The fellowship … strengthened my desire to practice labor law. It opened my eyes to the exciting opportunities out there - Matthew McDonough, CUNY School of Law PBF’18, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Some things Fellows like most about their fellowship experience: • It broadened my horizons. • The welcoming nature of my supervising attorneys. • The wide range of assignments. • The level of independence I had. • Working with like-minded attorneys invested in social justice.
Feedback from Peggy Browning Fellows More examples of what Fellows typically like most about their fellowship experience each year: • The perfect mix of work, training, and observation. • Making a difference and being supported by people with similar goals as mine. • I loved the union and the people working around me; I loved the work, and that I was trusted with serious projects, where my legal analysis and ideas were valued and given space. • Exploring many practice areas and doing real, meaningful work for our union and workers’ compensation clients. • Providing direct legal representation to clients, conducting legal research on complex issues, and participating in actions and meetings with administrative agencies. • The ability to be involved in all steps of the litigation process, from client meetings to mediations to phone calls with opposing counsels. I feel like I really got a valuable insight into the life of a practicing employment law attorney.
2022 Fellowships In 2022, Peggy Browning Fellows will be placed at the following Mentor Organizations. Some organizations will have more than one fellowship. We appreciate the support of these organizations and the commitment and guidance of the assigned mentors. If your organization wants to host a Peggy Browning Fellow next year, contact Rachel Del Rossi, Executive Director, at email@example.com or 267-273-7996. Albany area NYSUT – New York State (Latham), NY: United Teachers Albuquerque, NM: New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty Austin, TX: Equal Justice Center Workers Defense Project Baltimore area CASA MD: International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) Birmingham, AL: Adelante Alabama Worker Center Boston, MA: Greater Boston Legal Services Justice at Work Pyle Rome Ehrenberg PC Segal Roitman LLP continued
2022 Fellowships Buffalo, NY: Hayes Dolce Law Burlington, VT: Migrant Justice // Justicia Migrante Chicago, IL Chicago News Guild & Vicinity: (one summer fellowship and one school-year fellowship) Farmworker & Landscaper Advocacy Project National Legal Advocacy Network Raise the Floor Alliance Dayton, OH: IUE-CWA Detroit, MI: Sugar Law Center UAW International Union Jackson, MS: Joel F. Dillard, P.A. Las Vegas, NV: Arriba Las Vegas Workers Center Los Angeles Gilbert and Sackman & Vicinity, CA: Los Angeles Black Worker Center Project National Day Laborer Organizing Network Rothner, Segall & Greenstone Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers continued
2022 Fellowships Los Angeles Wage Justice Center & Vicinity, CA: (continued) Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld New York, NY Cohen, Weiss & Simon LLP & Vicinity: Gladstein, Reif, & Meginniss, LLP Hotel & Gaming Trades Council, AFL-CIO Levy Ratner, P.C. Major League Baseball Players Association Make the Road New Jersey Make the Road New York National Employment Law Project (NELP) NYSUT – New York State United Teachers Spivak Lipton LLP TakeRoot Justice Philadelphia, PA: Community Legal Services, Inc. & Vicinity: Justice at Work Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 19 Women’s Law Project continued
2022 Fellowships Pittsburgh, PA: Justice at Work United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE) United Steelworkers Women’s Law Project Portland, OR: Northwest Workers’ Justice Project San Francisco, Legal Aid at Work CA & Vicinity: National Employment Law Project (NELP) Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll SMART, SMW Local Union 104 Seattle, WA: Drivers Union WA Fair Work Center Teamsters Local Union No. 117 St. Louis, MO: Hammond & Shinners, P.C. Syracuse, NY: Satter Ruhlen Law Firm PLLC Washington, DC AFL-CIO – American Federation of & Vicinity: Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations AFSCME - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO continued
2022 Fellowships Washington, DC American Federation of Teachers (AFT) & Vicinity: Beins, Axelrod & Keating, P.C. (continued) Center for Progressive Reform Communications Workers of America Farmworker Justice Global Labor Justice/International Labor Rights Forum International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation Workers (SMART) Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Murphy Anderson PLLC National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue LLP Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Sherman Dunn, P.C. Strategic Organizing Center United Food & Commercial Workers International Union Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Alumni We educate law students about the rights and needs of workers. We aim to develop thoughtful and passionate labor advocates. Since 1997, we placed law students in 1, 221 Peggy Browning Fellowships, with over 100 more to come in 2022. We’re proud to say that, not counting students still in law school, 41% of our alumni are working in the labor movement and 25% support social justice in various public interest jobs. Another 4% have recently graduated and haven’t let us know yet where they are working. We’ve lost track of many others but are always looking for them. We can’t list them all, but here are a few examples. Many work for unions, including: Michael Artz – Associate General Counsel at AFSCME and member of our Board of Directors; Christopher Bangs, Laura Karr, and Richard Otzel - Associate General Counsel, and Dan Smith - General Counsel, Amalgamated Transit Union; Amy Bokerman, Alyssa Tramposch, and Gideon Martin – Assistant General Counsel, Hotel & Gaming Trades Council, AFL-CIO; MatthewStark Blumin –DeputyGeneral Counsel, Coalition of Immokalee Workers; Antonia Domingo, Nate Kilbert, and Katy Shaw – Assistant General Counsel; and Mariana Padias – Assistant Director of Organizing, United Steelworkers; Andrew Gold – Representative, UFCW Local 1776; StevenGrubbs –AdvocacyRepresentative, SEIUHealthcare PA;
Alumni Adrian Healy – Deputy General Counsel, IATSE; Danielle Newsome – Staff Representative/Director of Collective Bargaining, The News Guild/CWA, Int’l Headquarters; Maria Roeper – Director and Counsel for Human Resources, International Association of Machinists; Kelsey Yutko – UniServ Representative, Pennsylvania State Education Association. Many others are with worker centers, community legal services, immigrant rights organizations, and other public interest organizations throughout the country, including these in Philadelphia: Kathryn Brown, Supervising Attorney, Justice at Work; Mary Clark – Philadelphia Citizenship Action Network Coordinator, HIAS Pennsylvania; Iveliz Crespo – Director of Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion – City of Philadelphia Law Department; Lisa Eisenberg – Fair Labor Section Member, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Josh Shapiro; Vitória Medeiros – Staff Attorney, Fair Share Housing Center; Vanessa Stine – Immigrants’ Rights Attorney, ACLU of PA; Lindsey Sweet – Owner Attorney, Sweet & Paciorek; Montgomery Wilson, Senior Attorney, and Chi-Ser Tran and Seth Lyons, Staff Attorneys, at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.
Alumni More Alumni are working at union-side labor law firms throughout the country, including these in Pennsylvania & New Jersey: Lauren Bateman, at Schall & Barasch, LLC; Kathleen Bichner, Rebecca Daily, Lance Geren and Andrew Costa-Kelser at O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue; Amanda Bundick, at Eberle & Bundick; William J. Campbell, IV, at Willig, Williams & Davidson; Maureen Davidson-Welling, at Stember Cohn & DavidsonWelling; Emily R. Derstine-Friesen, at Console Mattiacci; Daniel Dowdy, at Selikoff & Cohen, P.A.; Charlette Matts, at Weissman & Mintz, LLC; Ryan McCarthy, at Jennings Sigmond, P.C.; Martin Milz, at Spear Wilderman; Ashleigh Quinn Gallagher, at Pond Lehocky. Nearly 100 other Alumni have pursued careers in various city, state and federal government departments in positions related to labor law, including the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and many others. This is just a small sample of the numerous talented PBF alumni who have devoted their careers to advocating for workers’ rights. Do you have any job openings? Contact us!
National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference Feedback The feedback from attendees at our annual conference has been remarkably consistent year after year. Students always make useful suggestions about specific topics and workshops for future sessions, and they are grateful for the opportunity to participate. Some typical quotes: • Incredible workshops! The professionals were open, engaging and thought-provoking. • Panelists were terrific – very knowledgeable and open to being contacts for future career/legal questions. • I really appreciate this space for bringing progressive and worker-oriented law students together. • Loved the positive messages about labor. • Very inspirational – truly reinforced my desire to join the labor movement as a labor lawyer. • All the lecturers were eloquent and presented relevant and comprehensive information in each subject area. • This conference has motivated me to get more involved with workers and organizations in my community and to publicize the program amongst my colleagues. • The panelists gave great practical advice for beginning our careers. • This conference inspired me to stay involved in the labor law movement.
Participating Law Schools Alabama: Samford University School of Law University of Alabama School of Law Arizona: University of Arizona Rogers College of Law Arkansas: University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville University of Arkansas School of Law, Little Rock California: California Western School of Law Chapman University School of Law Golden Gate University School of Law Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Pepperdine University School of Law Santa Clara University School of Law Stanford University School of Law Southwestern University School of Law Thomas Jefferson School of Law University of California at Berkeley School of Law University of California at Davis School of Law University of California, Hastings College of the Law University of California, Irvine School of Law University of California, Los Angeles School of Law University of San Diego School of Law University of San Francisco School of Law University of Southern California Law School University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Colorado: University of Colorado Law School Connecticut: Quinnipiac University School of Law University of Connecticut School of Law Yale Law School Delaware: Widener University School of Law, Wilmington Florida: Florida Coastal School of Law Florida International University College of Law Florida State University College of Law Nova Southeastern University College of Law Stetson University School of Law University of Florida College of Law University of Miami School of Law Georgia: Emory University School of Law Georgia State University School of Law Mercer University School of Law University of Georgia School of Law Idaho: University of Idaho College of Law
Participating Law Schools Illinois: Chicago-Kent College of Law DePaul University College of Law The John Marshall Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law Northern Illinois University College of Law Northwestern University School of Law University of Chicago Law School University of Illinois College of Law Indiana: Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis University of Notre Dame Law School Valparaiso University Law School Iowa: University of Iowa College of Law Kansas: University of Kansas School of Law Washburn University School of Law Kentucky: Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law University of Kentucky College of Law University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law Louisiana: Loyola University New Orleans School of Law Southern University Law Center Tulane Law School Maine: University of Maine School of Law Maryland: University of Baltimore School of Law University of Maryland School of Law Massachusetts: Boston College Law School Boston University School of Law Harvard Law School Northeastern University School of Law Suffolk University Law School University of Massachusetts School of Law Western New England University School of Law Michigan: Michigan State University College of Law Thomas M. Cooley Law School University of Michigan School of Law Wayne State University School of Law Minnesota: Mitchell Hamline University School of Law University of Minnesota Law School Mississippi: Mississippi College School of Law University of Mississippi School of Law
Participating Law Schools Missouri: St. Louis University School of Law University of Missouri School of Law University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law Washington University School of Law Montana: University of Montana School of Law Nebraska: University of Nebraska, College of Law Nevada: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire School of Law New Jersey: Rutgers Law School Seton Hall University School of Law New Mexico: University of New Mexico School of Law New York: Albany Law School Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Brooklyn Law School Columbia University School of Law Cornell University Law School CUNY School of Law Fordham University School of Law Hofstra University School of Law New York Law School New York University School of Law Pace University School of Law St. John’s University School of Law SUNY, Buffalo Law School Syracuse University College of Law Touro Law Center North Carolina: Duke University School of Law North Carolina Central University School of Law University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill Wake Forest University School of Law Ohio: Capital University Law School Case Western Reserve University School of Law Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Ohio Northern University College of Law Ohio State University/Moritz College of Law University of Cincinnati College of Law University of Toledo College of Law Oregon: Lewis & Clark Law School University of Oregon School of Law
Participating Law Schools Pennsylvania: Drexel University School of Law Duquesne University School of Law Penn State Dickinson Law Penn State Law Temple University Beasley School of Law University of Pennsylvania Law School University of Pittsburgh School of Law Villanova University School of Law Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg Rhode Island: Roger Williams University School of Law South Carolina: University of South Carolina School of Law Tennessee: University of Memphis School of Law University of Tennessee College of Law Vanderbilt University Law School Texas: St. Mary’s University School of Law South Texas College of Law Houston Southern Methodist University School of Law Texas A & M University School of Law University of Houston Law Center University of Texas at Austin School of Law Utah: University of Utah College of Law Vermont: Vermont Law School Virginia: George Mason University School of Law University of Richmond School of Law University of Virginia School of Law Washington & Lee University School of Law William & Mary Law School Washington, DC: American University Washington College of Law Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law Georgetown University Law Center George Washington University Law School Howard University School of Law University of the District of Columbia, DavidA. Clarke School of Law Washington: Gonzaga University School of Law Seattle University School of Law University of Washington School of Law West Virginia: West Virginia University College of Law Wisconsin: Marquette University Law School University of Wisconsin Law School
2022 Leadership Circle We pay tribute to the following donors for their outstanding long-term level of support: Pacesetter United Steelworkers Leader AFL-CIO Champion AFSCME American Income Life Int’l Brotherhood of Teamsters Joseph Lurie Service Employees Int’l Union Benefactor Bank of Labor Bush Gottlieb, a Law Corporation Gilbert and Sackman Int'l Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Int'l Brotherhood of Boilermakers Int'l Union of Painters & Allied Trades New York State United Teachers Pitta LLP Vincent Pitta Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd Segal/Segal Marco Advisors Patrick J. Szymanski United Auto Workers
We salute the fine work of the Peggy Browning Fund. Mary Anne Moffa devoted over twenty years to building the next generations of labor movement lawyers, with love, devotion, intelligence, and ceaseless care. We owe her everything. Mary Anne Moffa Retired Executive Director Peggy Browning Fund
Congratulations to the Peggy Browning Fund on the 25th Anniversary and to Mary Anne for her 20 years as Executive Director! We are proud of the work you’ve done providing education and support for the Labor Movement in Philadelphia! Jackie & Pat Moffa Mike Moffa Melissa Moffa Dan Moffa Jeff & Amy Moffa Marian Sciandro Mike & Sandy Fornaro Anna Marie Heinz Mario Demelas Catherine Ciocco Mike & Jeannie Ciocco Mary Grace & Bill Dolphin Tom & Rosemary Ciocco Maryann & Tom Pinkl Joe & Lynne Sciandro Tom & Beth Rafferty Joe & Diana Weaver John Weaver Judy Lentz Gail & Bill Kees
2022 Leadership Circle We pay tribute to the following donors for their outstanding long-term level of support: Defender Amalgamated Transit Union American Federation of Teachers Richard J. Brean Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP Communications Workers of America IBEW local 134 Int’l Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers National Nurses United Sheet Metal Workers Int’l Association Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 Sherman Dunn, PC Southern University Law Center Union Plus United Food & Commercial Workers USW Local 7-1 Patron AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance Michael L. Artz Lucas Aubrey Creighton, Johnsen & Giroux CWA District 4 Galfand Berger, LLP David Jury James C. Kokolas Danielle Leonard Levy Ratner, PC Mehri & Skallet, PLLC National Association of Letter Carriers Ann Fromm and Bill Payne Pond Lehocky Glenn Rothner Rosanne & Samuel Spear United Mine Workers Winebrake & Santillo, LLC
1111335495 Daniel J. Ratner Pamela Jeffrey Carl J. Levine David Slutsky Allyson L. Belovin Robert H. Stroup Dana E. Lossia Micah Wissinger Ryan J. Barbur Alexander Rabb Laureve D. Blackstone Patricia McConnell Linda E. Rodd Kimberly A. Lehmann Aleksandr L. Felstiner Jessica I. Apter Rebekah Cook-Mack Geoffrey A. Leonard Paula Del Valle Torres Alexis Stanley ********************************** we join in celebrating and honoring Mary Anne Moffa we recognize and appreciate Mary Anne’s many valuable years of service and dedication to the PBF as Executive Director ************************************** Levy Ratner is proud to support The Peggy Browning Fund Levy Ratner, P.C., a law firm based in New York City, represents public and private sector employees, plaintiffs, and unions in a wide range of industries. We litigate employment, labor law and civil rights cases. www.levyratner.com (212) 627-8100 firstname.lastname@example.org Advancing the rights of everyone who works
2022 Reception Sponsors The Peggy Browning Fund acknowledges the following sponsors for their substantial level of support for this reception: Steward Peggy Browning Fund Guardian Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 Fellow Richard J. Brean
2022 Reception Sponsors The Peggy Browning Fund acknowledges the following sponsors for their substantial level of support for this reception: Advocate Maritime Conference Center Markowitz and Richman Nancy Schiffer USW District 10 Friend Alan Symonette Donor Pamela Jeffrey
THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISION AND WORK IN CREATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LAWYERS FOR WORKING FAMILIES. PROUD SPONSOR OF THE PEGGY BROWNING FUND Michael J. Healey, Esq. 247 Fort Pitt Blvd., 4th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 email@example.com Representing Unions and Workers in Pennsylvania for Over Forty Years
The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Proudly supports The Peggy Browning Fund And we congratulate Mary Anne Moffa on her retirement. Your dedication and support to the Peggy Browning Fund is greatly appreciated. Enjoy the retirement you deserve. Patrick Eiding President Jim Gardler Ken Washington Secretary-Treasurer Recording Secretary
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JOHN A. COSTA International President KENNETH R. KIRK International Secretary-Treasurer JAVIER M. PEREZ, JR. International Executive Vice President THE AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE Mary Anne Moffa Retired Executive Director, Peggy Browning Fund Peggy Browning Fund Educating Law Students on the Rights and Needs of Workers and this year’s honoree Congratulations to Mary Ann Moffa for her outstanding efforts to secure workplace rights. Thank you to the Peggy Browning Fund for inspiring the next generation of advocates for workplace justice. Specializing in labor and employment, environmental, constitutional, campaign and election, and civil rights law. 415-421-7151 www.altber.com
The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers is pleased to support the Peggy Browning Fund in honoring those who have dedicated their careers to advancing workers’ rights and social and economic justice Tim Driscoll President Bob Arnold Secretary-Treasurer
CREIGHTON, JOHNSEN & GIROUX Attorneys at Law We join the Peggy Browning Fund in Honoring Mary Anne Moffa Happy Retirement & Congratulations on your many accomplishments and your tireless work, dedication and longstanding commitment to union workers and the labor movement JONATHAN JOHNSEN ♦ CANDACE MORRISON E. JOSEPH GIROUX, JR. ♦ EDWARD J. SMITH, III MARGARET L. PHILLIPS♦ LUKE A. BROWN 1103 DELAWARE AVENUE BUFFALO•NY•14209 716•854•0007 fax 716•854•0004 cpjglaborlaw.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you, Mary Anne, for your terrific work and friendship! COHEN, WEISS AND SIMON LLP Serving the Labor Community for Over 80 Years 900 Third Ave., Suite 2100 ⬧ NY, NY 10022-4869 (212) 563-4100 ⬧www.cwsny.com
David Jury, USW General Counsel Honoring on its 25th Anniversary and THANKING the Peggy Browning Fund for her dedication to PBF and the law students it serves MaryAnne Moffa Advancing Workers’ Rights The Communications Workers of America is proud to celebrate this year’s Peggy Browning Award Honorees in Philadelphia and the work of the Peggy Browning Fund. Mary Anne Moffa Retired Executive Director Peggy Browning Fund Congratulating the Peggy Browning Fund for its work in advancing workers’ rights for 25 years. CWA Christopher M. Shelton, Pres and Sara Steffens, Sec-Treas.
Richard Brean, PBF Board Chair Mary Anne Moffa It is my joy and honor to support the Mary Anne Moffa - Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC 1775 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1598 CONGRATULATIONS The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union proudly supports the Peggy Browning Fund. We thank the Peggy Browning Fund for its efforts in education and for inspiring the next generation of workplace justice advocates, as well as, promoting students' entry into the practice of public interest labor law. www.ufcw.org Anthony M. Perrone International President Shaun Barclay International Secretary-Treasurer Paul R. Meinema Executive Vice President Stuart H. Appelbaum Executive Vice President Milton L. Jones Executive Vice President C M Y CM MY The Peggy Browning Fund Awards 2018 4.5 x 3.5 bw.pdf 1 4/9/2018 10:57:20 AM Joseph Sellers, Jr., Gen. President • Joseph Powell, Gen. Secretary-Treasurer We proudly support the invaluable work of the Peggy Browning Fund on behalf of the legal rights of workers and unions. The officers and members of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers salute and celebrate our friend Mary Anne Moffa
unionplus.org Mary Anne Moffa Retired, PBF Executive Director 2022 Union Plus is proud to support union members and their families through life’s celebrations, hardships, and everything in between. Learn more about the ways we can help your members live better. Union Plus Supports the Philadelphia Virtual Awards Program honoring We support your efforts on behalf of working people and wish you all the best. Union Plus is pleased to congratulate the 2021 Peggy Browning Award Recipients. ERIC TATE, Teamsters Local 848 DUNCAN CRABTREE-IRELAND, SAG-AFTRA EDUCATORS CAMPAIGN, United Teachers Los Angeles Award Recipients LOCAL UNION NO. 19 SHEET METAL WORKERS’ 19 NEW JERSEY PENNSYLVANIA DELAWARE NEW I D WARE JAMES SEXTON VICE PRESIDENT
Congratulations to the Peggy Browning Fund for 25 years And our recognition of 20 years for Mary Anne Moffa Best wishes in your retirement! Rosanne and Sam Spear Congratulations to this year’s Peggy Browning Fellows and a special congratulations to Mary Anne Moffa for her dedicated service as the PBF Executive Director, educating and inspiring the next generation of advocates for workplace justice! from Michael L. Artz
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Special Thanks The Peggy Browning Fund acknowledges the following donors for their generosity in support for this reception: Supporter Peter W. Hirsch Virginia L. Kintz Novak Francella LLC Beverly C. Rosen Carol Weinbaum Jeffrey Zeelander Other Linda Carner Evlynn Harmon Rhonda Gelman Kelley Barbara B. Rosen Sara Sobel Addy Sugarman
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We also thank the following individuals and organizations whose talent, time, energy, persistence and support have made this evening’s program possible: Our awardee, Mary Anne Moffa for her tireless commitment to law students working for workers and their families, her inspirational leadership, and her enthusiastic support of PBF’s mission. Tonight’s Committee and Guests PBF’s Joe Lurie and Rich Brean; PBF’s Board of Directors; Patricia Westwater, video producer and Jane Wholey, video editor, Creative Print Group’s Howard Friedman, Pam Wakeley, and staff; Chris Dailey at The Awards Center; Ruben Reyes, Lyquix, Inc.; Peggy Browning Fund staff, Rachel Del Rossi, Rhonda Gelman Kelley and Ruby Tumasz. Those whose ads and contributions arrived too late for inclusion in this virtual program book.
For more information Joseph Lurie President 267-273-7991 • email@example.com or Rachel Del Rossi Executive Director 267-273-7992 • firstname.lastname@example.org or Rhonda Gelman Kelley, CFRE Director of Development and Marketing 267-273-7994 • email@example.com 100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1208 • Philadelphia, PA 19110 267-273-7990 • www.peggybrowningfund.org All contributions to The Peggy Browning Fund are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
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