Lorena E. Ahumada is Of Counsel and Employment Compliance Officer to the Firm. She also is a member of the Litigation Department. She practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation, employment litigation and counseling, and insurance coverage.
Lorena has extensive experience in business litigation. She also regularly counsels private and public employers on a broad range of employment and human resources issues, including compliance with civil rights and equal employment laws, hiring and firing practices, compliance with wage and hour and FMLA requirements, and racial and sexual harassment investigation practices. Lorena also drafts and reviews employment policies, handbooks and other contracts.
Lorena is fluent in Spanish.
The George Washington University Law School (J.D. 2003)
University of New Hampshire (B.A. 1995, cum laude)
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Recognition & Accomplishments
From 2008 to 2013, Lorena was recognized yearly by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the area of business litigation.
Lorena was honored by the Delaware Valley Most Influential Latinos Foundation as one of the 2012 Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latinos.
Co-Author, “The Impact of Recent Social Media Developments on Employers,” The Legal Intelligencer’s online Social Media supplement, May 7, 2013.
Prior to joining Kleinbard, Lorena was an associate at Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Before attending law school, Lorena was a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she served as a congressional liaison in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation. Before joining HHS, she served in the Environment Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.
Lorena is a past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania (HBA) and the HBA Legal Education Fund (HBA LEF), a 501(c)(3) organization that funds scholarships for Latino law school students in the Delaware Valley. She currently serves as a member of the HBA’s Advisory Board.
Lorena is also the past Region IV President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). The HNBA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national membership organization that represents the interests of Hispanic legal professionals in the United States and its territories.
Member, Board of Directors of the William Penn Foundation
Member, Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Health Partnership
Member, Board of Directors of the Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM)
Member, Board of Directors of the Defender Association of Philadelphia
Member, Advisory Board of Teach for America Greater Philadelphia