Blank Rome Chairman and Managing Partner Alan J. Hoffman to Receive AJC’s Judge Learned Hand Award
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Chairman and Managing Partner Alan J. Hoffman will receive the American Jewish Committee (“AJC”) Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey Judge Learned Hand Award. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at The Westin Hotel, Liberty Place in Philadelphia. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program and dinner at 6:30 p.m.
AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey presents the Judge Learned Hand Award annually to recognize outstanding members of the Philadelphia legal community who have distinguished themselves through professional achievement and dedicated community leadership. The Judge Learned Hand Award was established in honor of the senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1924 to 1951, widely admired as a dean among American jurists and famous for the extremely extensive range of decisions he rendered.
“It is such an honor to be recognized by the American Jewish Committee with the 2018 Judge Learned Hand Award,” said Mr. Hoffman. “At Blank Rome, we are proud of our deep tradition of community service, which traces back to the commitment of our founding partners. It is a privilege to share and promote the values and principles for which Judge Learned Hand and the AJC are renowned.”
Mr. Hoffman joined Blank Rome in 1992 and has served in a number of leadership positions. As chairman and managing partner, he has transformed Blank Rome, creating a thriving national footprint for what was traditionally known as a regional firm for more than 60 years. In recognition of his professional and civic achievements, Mr. Hoffman has been named a “Distinguished Leader” by The Legal Intelligencer and a “Most Admired CEO” and “Power 76” recipient by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Under his leadership, Blank Rome has been named a “Global 100” firm by The American Lawyer, a “Pennsylvania Powerhouse” by Law360, a “Best Law Firm for Women” by Working Mother magazine, a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign, and has received numerous awards for pro bono service.
Committed to giving back to the community, Mr. Hoffman is a member of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation; governance chair and board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia; board member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League; finance committee member of Select Greater Philadelphia; member of the Philadelphia City Hall Dilworth Plaza Steering Committee; member of the Board of Trustees, National Museum of American Jewish History; and founding member and first president of the J. Willard O’Brien Villanova Law School Inn of Court.
Mr. Hoffman is a graduate of Temple University and Villanova University School of Law. He began his career as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, recruited to serve as part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program. He was a supervising assistant United States attorney and received the prestigious Attorney General’s Special Commendation Award for his achievements.
To view Mr. Hoffman's acceptance speech, please click here.