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Angela Russell Receives the Most Powerful & Influential Woman Award

Angela RussellPHILADELPHIA (September 2, 2015) – Wilson Elser is pleased to announce that partner Angela Russell received one of the Pennsylvania Diversity Council’s 2015 Most Powerful and Influential Woman Awards at the Sixth Annual Philadelphia Diversity & Leadership Conference on September 1, 2015.

The National Diversity Council, a nonprofit organization that brings together the private, public and nonprofit sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of a multicultural environment, presents these awards to women who demonstrate outstanding leadership, commitment to professional excellence and high ethical standards and dedication to their community.

Russell is regional managing partner of the Baltimore office and chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Her practice encompasses the defense of professional liability matters, including medical malpractice and legal malpractice actions in addition to claims against agents, brokers and other professionals.  Russell regularly handles and supervises general casualty matters for insurers and self-insured entities on premises liability claims, security matters, hospitality cases and recreational defense claims. She also represents clients in toxic tort matters.

In addition to being honored at the conference, Russell was one of its featured speakers on the topic of “Prepping for the Position of Power,” which addressed how to take ownership of your career and develop skills necessary to be an effective leader. Wilson Elser colleague Kathleen Wilkinson, partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office and past chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, presented “Leading with Confidence,” a session about how to become a leader in the legal and business communities by developing a leadership style and inspiring others to succeed. 

Earlier this year, Russell was named to the list of the Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine.

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