PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 27, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Mary F. Platt, JD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished lawyer, Ms. Platt celebrates many years' experience in her profession, and has been recognized for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Ms. Platt has been Counsel at Fineman, Krekstein & Harris, PC since 2014, and has represented corporate clients in a variety of matters involving contract claims, shareholder and partner disputes, attorney malpractice claims, toxic tort claims, product liability claims, antitrust claims, intellectual property, trade secrets and restrictive covenants. She has extensive experience working on individual cases as well as class actions pending before state and federal trial and appellate courts, and has represented individuals and companies across many industries including pharmaceutical, software, chemical, oil and gas, and real estate companies. Ms. Platt also has experience serving as a mediator. As a judge pro tem in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Commerce Court Program, she is often requested to hold settlement conferences by Commerce Court judges.
Before serving as Counsel at Fineman, Krekstein & Harris PC, Ms. Platt was an attorney at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP in Philadelphia for 31 years, during which time she was an equity partner for 22 years, served as vice chair of the litigation department, and was a member of the firm's professional responsibility committee and technology committee. From 2010 to 2014, Ms. Platt also served as counsel and chair of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Griesing Law, LLC, in Philadelphia, PA.
Ms. Platt is Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 2018 and served as Vice Chancellor in 2016 and Chancellor-Elect in 2017. She formerly served as Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer of the Philadelphia Bar Association, chair of the Law Practice Management Division, and chair of the Federal Courts, City Policy, and Women in Profession Committees. Known for her dedication to advancing the rights of women and girls, she was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Women's Law Project, a non-profit organization that focuses on advancing the rights of women and girls. Ms. Platt is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association where she received a Special Achievement Award in 1999 and is a member of the House of Delegates, and the Forum of Executive Women.
Ms. Platt earned her undergraduate degree, cum laude, at Mount Holyoke College in 1974, and JD, cum laude, at Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the Third and Seventh Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the Eastern and Middle Districts of the United States District Court of Pennsylvania, she has been named an AV Rated Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell every year since 1995, was named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers from 2006-2007 and 2012-2017, and was named to Smart CEO Legal Elite in 2011-2012. Ms. Platt has been cited in the 8th edition of Who's Who in American Law. For more information, please visit www.finemanlawfirm.com.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mary F. Platt, JD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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