Lorena E. Ahumada of Kleinbard LLC was appointed by Mayor Kenney to the Board of Directors of the Defender Association of Philadelphia.  The Defender Association is an independent, non-profit corporation, with over 200 full time Assistant Defenders who represent clients in adult and juvenile state courts, at civil and criminal mental health hearings, and as child advocates for dependent and neglected children.  The Board of Directors is composed of three groups of directors representing the city government, the organized bar and the community. The Board appoints the Chief Defender and the First Assistant and sets overall policy for the Defender Association.

Lorena is Of Counsel in the Litigation Department of Kleinbard LLC.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of employment litigation and counseling, complex commercial litigation, and insurance coverage law.  She also represents both private and public entities in white collar criminal and regulatory investigations.

Lorena currently serves as a regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) for Region IV (PA/DE).  She 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 and Ex-Officio member of the HBA LEF.

For over 75 years, Kleinbard attorneys have served as trusted advisors and advocates for clients to help them achieve their goals.  Kleinbard offers clients sophisticated legal representation that focuses on collaborating with the client to devise the best possible strategy for resolving their issue-whether by winning a dispute, closing a deal, or achieving legal compliance.  Kleinbard’s clients appreciate the firm’s approach to legal work – goals are defined, lines of communication are fostered, and matters aren’t overstaffed.  The Firm’s clients run the gamut from publicly-held multinationals and fourth generation family-owned businesses, to technology start-ups and high net worth individuals, to nonprofits and governmental agencies.  Kleinbard offers services in the areas of business and finance, employment, government relations, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, taxation, and trusts and estates.  For more information please visit the firm’s website at www.kleinbard.com.