Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Rochelle Fedullo Launches Risk Management Committee Naming Gina Rubel as Chair
Pennsylvania legal marketing and law firm crisis communications expert will lead the Philadelphia Bar Association’s first law firm risk management committee
PHILADELPHIA (January 2019) – Furia Rubel is pleased to announce that Founder and CEO Gina Rubel has been appointed as chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Law Firm Risk Management Committee by Rochelle M. Fedullo, 2019 Chancellor. The new committee is responsible for advising the organization’s members on preparation and management of law firm risks including cybersecurity, behavioral health, mergers and acquisitions, lawsuits, natural disasters, workplace violence and the myriad issues facing law firms and their clients today.
Rochelle “Shelli” Fedullo, a partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, and the 92nd Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association said, “I am thrilled to have Gina Rubel as the chair of our first-ever Law Firm Risk Management Committee. Gina has been involved with our organization since the early ‘90s and understands the business needs of our members. Law firms of all sizes will benefit from a risk management committee that will develop new programs and tap into relevant resources.”
“It’s not a matter of if law firms face risks, it’s a matter of which issues will come to fruition and how law firm management can proactively protect their businesses, employees and clients,” said Rubel. “I am honored that Shelli appointed me to chair this committee which will help members to navigate today’s often uncertain waters and create plans to protect their businesses.”
There will be various programs and forums throughout the year including a two-hour CLE kickoff, “Not if but when: planning for the crisis that will strike your law firm,” on March 20 at the Philadelphia Bar Association.
An attorney and law firm PR expert, Rubel is the CEO of Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., an agency supporting law firm growth through integrated legal marketing, public relations, reputation and crisis management, and content marketing. She regularly is called upon by law firm leaders for high-stakes public relations, media training, crisis planning, and incident-response support, including high profile litigation media relations. Rubel is listed among Lawdragon’s top 100 consultants and strategists to the legal profession worldwide, and her agency has been ranked #1 by The Legal Intelligencer and other ALM publications.
Active in business associations and among her community, Rubel is a founding member of Women Owned Law for which she serves on the advisory board. She is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, and the Legal Marketing Association where she serves on the legal ethics and advertising advocacy working group and regional nominating committee. She also is active in The Justinian Society (Past Chancellor), The Justinian Foundation (Treasurer), Philadelphia Public Relations Association, and Public Relations Society of America.
A graduate of Drexel University and Widener University School of Law, Rubel and her family live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
About Furia Rubel Marketing and Public Relations: Furia Rubel Marketing and Public Relations is an integrated and strategic marketing, public relations and crisis management agency based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The certified woman-owned agency provides strategic planning, marketing, public relations, crisis management, business development, content marketing, and social media services to a wide array of professional service clients. Furia Rubel represents law firms and legal organizations, educational, nonprofit and religious organizations, financial, banking and accounting companies, governments and municipalities, behavioral health and elder care organizations, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies.