New Board Officers & Members

At its March 2011 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia elected Eric Rothschild to serve a term as Board Chair, and the Board elected Brian T. Feeney to serve as its Vice Chair.

Mr. Rothschild is a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP and a member of the firm’s Health Effects Litigation and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Mr. Rothschild is also deeply involved in his firm’s pro bono practice, his best-known case being Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, the first case in the nation to determine that intelligent design cannot be taught in public high school science classes.

Mr. Feeney is a shareholder in the Litigation Department of Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office, and his experience includes litigation of diverse commercial and business disputes, class actions, consumer fraud disputes, real estate disputes and contract disputes. Following his graduation from law school, Mr. Feeney worked as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Curtis Joyner, a federal district court judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Feeney served as a United States Naval Officer from 1985 to 1991.

Also, Rachel Gallegos, Brandi J. Brice, and Aneesh A. Mehta join the Board of Directors as ex-officio members representing the Hispanic Bar Association, the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, and the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association, respectively.

Ms. Gallegos is the Court Administrator responsible for Philadelphia’s acclaimed Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program. Ms. Brice is a licensed tax attorney and an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at Peirce College. Mr. Mehta is an associate with Volpe and Koenig, PC, where he specializes in intellectual property, and he is active in the South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia and other professional organizations.”