The Day the World Changed: Dayna C. Finkelstein

The Philadelphia Lawyer

Blank Rome Partner Dayna C. Finkelstein was published in The Philadelphia Lawyer’s special feature on “The Day the World Changed,” a compilation of stories from the Philadelphia legal community that shares individual, personal reflections on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

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Excerpt from Dayna’s story:

Days before September 11, 2001, I was a 19-year old college student at the University of Pennsylvania, about to embark on a dream semester abroad at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. Having never been on an airplane before this time, I was elated at the prospect of traveling and exploring the world. That September, 60 Americans started at the University from various colleges across the county for a three-week mini-semester before the rest of the Sussex student body joined us. On 9/11, I was standing in the University’s library with some of my American friends when a British student came running up to me saying, “I see you are wearing an American college T-shirt. Are you American? You should turn on the news NOW.”

To read Dayna's full story, please click here (page 24).