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Kathleen Wilkinson Named Recipient of the 2013 Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction Award

PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 4, 2013) – The Philadelphia Business Journal has announced that Kathleen Wilkinson, a partner at Wilson Elser and the 86th chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, has been honored as a 2013 Women of Distinction award recipient. Twenty-five of the region’s most dynamic women will be recognized on Tuesday, November 19 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.

“Kathleen is most deserving of this honor,” shared Ken Scott, regional managing partner of Wilson Elser’s Philadelphia office. “Her accomplishments as a lawyer and as a leader in the community are truly outstanding. She is committed to improving the legal profession, as well as access to justice for all. In her quest, she as earned an impressive list of accolades, of which this is the most recent.”

Presented by Wells Fargo, the event will gather 500 of the region’s newsmakers for networking and an inspiring awards ceremony. Winners will be profiled in a special section of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s November 15 issue. A day of event raffle will benefit the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

“Philadelphia Business Journal is thrilled to honor the women who are true role models in our region in professional achievement and in community service, said Craig Ey, editor-in-chief of Philadelphia Business Journal. “The 2013 Women of Distinction winners, in particular, embody all of what makes the Philadelphia region great;people who are very talented, passionate about what they do and committed to personal, professional and community success.”

About Wilson Elser
Wilson Elser, a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm (, serves its clients with nearly 800 attorneys in 23 offices in the United States and through a network of affiliates in key regions globally. Founded in 1978, it ranks among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and is included in the top 50 of The National Law Journal's survey of the nation’s largest law firms. Wilson Elser serves a growing, loyal base of clients with innovative thinking and an in-depth understanding of their respective businesses.

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