Kathy E. Herman


Kathy Herman maintains a practice focused on providing strategic advice and counsel to companies, management and entrepreneurs on a broad variety of business issues. Kathy regularly advises clients on matters such as:

  • general corporate transactions, initiatives, and business counseling
  • mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures
  • debt and equity financings
  • corporate governance best practices and compliance
  • commercial and operational agreements and arrangements

Kathy also frequently advises clients in areas such as blockchain technology, global privacy and data protection compliance, social enterprise entities and impact investing, and non-profit organizations.

Kathy was formerly the General Counsel of Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a publicly traded provider of education and educational services. Before joining Nobel Learning Communities, Kathy was General Counsel at IBAH, Inc., a contract research organization providing research and development services to the drug and biotechnology industries, which was publicly traded before it was acquired by Omnicare, Inc. Kathy also served in-house, as a consultant, to public companies in the telecommunications and electronic messaging and transaction services industries.

Outside the Firm

In 2017, Kathy was elected Judge of Elections in Ward 5, Division 25 of the City of Philadelphia. Kathy also is a member of The Circle of Aunts and Uncles, a multi-generational project to provide low-interest loans and social capital to under-resourced entrepreneurs in order to co-create a more equitable, compassionate, sustainable, and vibrant local economy in the Greater Philadelphia region. She also serves on the national Board of Minds Matter, a nationally recognized college access mentoring nonprofit providing a rigorous academic program for bright, motivated high school students across the country from low income families.

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Kathy has received her certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.



  • Pennsylvania


  • Ursinus College, BA
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD