Pond Lehocky Giordano founding and managing partner, Samuel H. Pond, Esq., joins the 2021 Peggy Browning Fund Leadership Circle. Pond was a 2019 recipient of the Peggy Browning Award and a long-time supporter of the fund.
With the support of Leadership Circle members like Pond, the organization placed 88 Fellows with unions, worker centers, non-profits, and union side law firms across the region. These placements throughout the ongoing pandemic allowed Fellows of the Peggy Browning Fund to help workers and union members fight for their rights such as paid sick leave.
The Peggy Browning Fund is a nonprofit organization established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, prominent labor attorney and member of the National Labor Relations Board. The mission of the Peggy Browning Fund is to educate and inspire the next generation of law students to become advocates for workplace justice. Through Summer Fellowships, an annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference and networking opportunities, we provide diverse, challenging work and educational experiences in the area of workers’ rights. Our goal is to increase the students’ understanding of the current issue’s workers face as well as promote the students’ entry into the practice of public interest labor law.
Pond is a founding and managing partner of Pond Lehocky Giordano, one of the largest workers’ compensation and disability law firms in Pennsylvania. A former President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, he served for six years as treasurer of that organization’s Committee for a Better Tomorrow. He has previously served in leadership roles for numerous organizations, including chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section and member of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners.