James C. Schwartzman Reappointed to Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Board
PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 22, 2011 – Stevens & Lee Shareholder James C. Schwartzman was reappointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to the Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA) Board. He will serve a three-year term, beginning September 1.
IOLTA is an appointed board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania that provides funds for legal aid to the poor. This is Mr. Schwartzman’s second term on the board, having originally been appointed to the board in 2008.
Mr. Schwartzman represents and counsels lawyers and judges on ethics-related issues. He has an active federal white collar criminal defense practice and chairs Stevens & Lee’s White Collar Litigation and Corporate Investigations Group. He frequently argues cases before all Pennsylvania Courts and also has extensive trial experience in civil matters.
In addition to serving on the IOLTA Board, Mr. Schwartzman is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). He also serves on the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors for Independence Blue Cross. He is a member of numerous other organizations, including the Committee of Seventy, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association and his local, state and national bar associations. He is a past member and Chairman of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board and Continuing Legal Education Board.
He received a J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and an A.B. from Washington University.