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File #: 210093    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 2/4/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/11/2021
Title: Recognizing the work of William R. Sasso upon his transition from his role as Chairman of Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young to Chairman Emeritus.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21009300, 2. Signature21009300
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Recognizing the work of William R. Sasso upon his transition from his role as Chairman of Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young to Chairman Emeritus.

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WHEREAS, After twenty-seven years as Chairman, Mr. Sasso has stepped into the role as Chairman Emeritus of Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, a Philadelphia law firm; and

WHEREAS, During his time as Chairman, Mr. Sasso managed more than 200 attorneys in the firm's eight offices in Philadelphia, Malvern and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; and New York; and

WHEREAS, In his over four decades of experience, Mr. Sasso has become known as a lawyer with unparalleled skills and a deep commitment to his clients. He represented a wide range of industries and entities including religious organizations, nonprofits and private clients with a focus on corporate law; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Sasso has been honored many times for his legal work and business acumen. He is the recipient of the Learned Hand Award for excellence in law from the American Jewish Committee, the Americanism Award from the Anti-Defamation League, and the William Penn Award which is the highest award given for business excellence in the Philadelphia region; and

WHEREAS, In addition to those recognitions, Mr. Sasso was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Legal Intelligencer. This award honors legal practice excellence and those who stand for the best virtues of Pennsylvania's attorneys and whose work has elevated and moved forward the profession; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Sasso is a champion of Philadelphia's nonprofit community. He has served on numerous boards and has played a leading role in various educational initiatives, health law programs, and organizations focused on bettering government and improving the cultural landscape of our City; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Sasso has also been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for his commitment to this organization, and was the...

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