Pedro Ramos Speaks to Forum of Executive Women on Public Education in PhiladelphiaOn December 10, 2013 by Schnader
On December 10, 2013, Pedro A. Ramos spoke to the Forum of Executive Women on public education in Philadelphia. Mr. Ramos focuses his legal practice on the intersections of the business, nonprofit and government sectors. A strategic advisor and advocate with more than 20 years of experience, he helps clients in all three sectors find and navigate paths through difficult strategic, legal, regulatory and governance terrains. He has assisted clients and colleagues in a broad range of strategic, compliance, litigation and transactional matters, including: pension, compensation, and employee benefits laws; fiduciary responsibility; public sector labor negotiations; higher education labor negotiations; government financed projects; public-private partnerships; internal investigations; local contracting laws; campus safety, public safety, and disaster management; and large human relations and civil rights investigations.
Mr. Ramos served as the City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, as well as the City’s Managing Director. In higher education, he served as Vice President & Chief of Staff to former University of Pennsylvania President Dr. Judith Rodin. As a volunteer public official, he has twice been asked by leaders (from different political parties) to lead the governance of Philadelphia public schools through times of crisis. Mr. Ramos is the recent former Chair of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, a long-time Philadelphia public-servant, and a graduate of the Philadelphia school district.