Sam Silver Wins Philadelphia Bar’s Wachovia Fidelity AwardOn December 5, 2006 by Schnader in Litigation
Caroline M. Brobeil
Public Relations Manager
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2006 – Philadelphia, PA: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP’s own Samuel L. Silver is a co-recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s distinguished Wachovia Fidelity Award for 2006. Mr. Silver shares the award with Stephen D. Brown, a partner at Dechert LLP. Both men will be honored at the Association’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia on December 5.
“This award highlights Sam’s dedication and commitment to public service, which is the long-standing hallmark of a Schnader attorney,” said Chairman Ralph Wellington. “We could not be more proud and on behalf of the Firm, I would like to congratulate Sam on this wonderful honor.”
The Wachovia Fidelity Award is presented annually by the Association to individuals who have helped improve the administration of justice and exhibited faithfulness to the profession. Silver and Brown have been co-coordinators since 1993 of the Prisoner Civil Rights Panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the panel is responsible for coordinating and assigning court appointments in prisoner civil rights matters to lawyers and law firms that agree to take on such matters.
Outside of his work on the panel, Sam has demonstrated a career-long dedication to pro bono service and to providing superior legal counsel to those who often have both a desperate need and very few options. He also seeks to assist associates at the firm with their pro bono efforts, including prisoner civil rights cases, providing unwavering expert guidance and support. In recognition of his commitment, Mr. Silver received the Firm’s Earl G. Harrison Award in 2000 for his distinguished record of public service.
Mr. Silver is chair of Schnader’s Litigation Department, and his practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation. He has experience in product liability and intellectual property matters, and has represented global manufacturers of products in litigation and product safety matters, as well as litigating disputes about intellectual property, health care, securities, banking and insurance coverage, and more.