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February 21, 2018

Chancellor Supports City Solicitor Nomination

Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Mary F. Platt issued the following statement today in response to the announcement of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's appointment of Marcel S. Pratt to Philadelphia City Solicitor:

"Marcel S. Pratt is an excellent choice to serve as Philadelphia city solicitor upon the resignation of Sozi Pedro Tulante. While we are saddened that Sozi will be leaving this post because he has done an outstanding job, he will be leaving the position in very capable hands if Marcel’s appointment is confirmed.

"For several years, Marcel has been an active member and leader of our Association. This year he is serving as the vice chair of our Business Law Section and co-chair of the Section’s Business Litigation Committee. He also has participated in our Large Firm Management Committee and Young Lawyers Division.

"With a strong sense of professionalism, sound judgment as well as a demonstrated leadership, Marcel is a superbly qualified candidate and we encourage City Council to confirm his appointment."

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