Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appoints Harrisburg Attorney as Vice-Chair of the Disciplinary Board

Harrisburg, Pa., (March 30, 2015) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney Jane G. Penny to serve as Vice-Chair of the Board. Penny previously served as a Hearing Committee member and most recently as a member of the Disciplinary Board with a three-year term.

Jane G. Penny
Jane G. Penny

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency under the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, consisting of thirteen members: eleven attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the Commonwealth. It assists the Supreme Court in carrying out the Court's exclusive jurisdiction over the licensing and discipline of attorneys in Pennsylvania. The members meet regularly to decide cases, policies, and board administrative matters.

“Sitting as Vice-Chair to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is both an honor and responsibility,” said Penny. “As Vice-Chair, I will assist the Chair, Hal Rosenberg, with the Board's overall administration and management and perform any special duties he assigns me.”

Penny, who started Penny Legal, LLC in 2010, is a defense attorney with more than 35 years of experience in private practice. She defends clients during federal and statewide grand jury investigations, Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigations, and related enforcement proceedings. She is a contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy's enforcement program for safety and classified information security, and conducts investigations for clients into whistleblower concerns or ethics hotline reports.

Since 2005, she has been a member of Pennsylvania’s Commission on Judicial Independence, and previously served for six years as a member of Pennsylvania’s Board of Law Examiners. Penny also is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Energy Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Dauphin County Bar Association.

In addition to her admission to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Penny is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Penny earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia in 1974. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 1977.

About the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

The Disciplinary Board's goals are to protect the general public, maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession, and safeguard the reputation of the courts of Pennsylvania. The Disciplinary Board was created by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to review conduct and assure compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. For more information about the Disciplinary Board, please visit www.padb.us.

For more information regarding this press release, please contact Austin Johnson at Austin@suasion.us or 717-432-2468.