Blank Rome's Jeffrey N. Rosenthal Appointed to Philadelphia Legal Assistance and Community Legal Services Audit and Finance Committee
December 2, 2015
Blank Rome Associate Jeffrey N. Rosenthal has been appointed to the Audit and Finance Committee of Philadelphia Legal Assistance (“PLA”) and Community Legal Services (“CLS”). Mr. Rosenthal has been an active volunteer with both organizations, and previously served as the 2015 Board Observer through The Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board Observer Program.
The Audit and Finance Committee oversees the integrity of CLS and PLA’s financial statements, the financial reporting processes, internal accounting and financial controls, the annual independent audit, and other aspects of financial management, including overseeing the establishment and maintenance of processes to ensurecompliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and internal policies.
At Blank Rome, Mr. Rosenthal is based in the Firm’s Philadelphia office, and concentrates his corporate litigation practice on class action defense, with an emphasis on consumer fraud and privacy claims in both state and federal court.
About Philadelphia Legal Assistance and Community Legal Services
PLA and CLS are the two largest organizations in Philadelphia that provide free civil legal services to low-income people.
In 1966, The Philadelphia Bar Association established CLS as an independent 501(c)(3) organization to provide free legal services, in civil matters, to low-income Philadelphians. Since its founding, CLS has served more than one million clients who could not afford to pay for legal representation and who would have faced a variety of devastating ends without dedicated, knowledgeable attorneys on their side.
Founded in 1996, PLA provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia. PLA assists approximately 8,000 clients each year with a variety of civil legal problems, including family law, foreclosure, public benefits, and other legal problems. PLA also provides legal services to migrant farmworkers working in Pennsylvania.