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To see all of the photos from our most recent events, see our Flickr account.

To see photos from the 2022 Justinian Christmas Party click here.

To see photos from the Beccaria Award held on December 13, 2022 given to Nathan J. Andrisani, Esq. for 2022 and Professor Louis M. Natali, Jr. for 2021 click here.

To see photos from the "In Person" Luncheon honoring Philadelphia Bar Chancellor Wesley R. Payne IV, Esq. held on February 17, 2022 click here.

To see photos from the 2021 "In Person" Luncheon honoring Phila Bar Assoc. Chancellor Lauren McKenna, Esquire and their immediate Past Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.) click here.

To see photos from the 2020 Beccaria Award held November 17, 2022 given to George Bochetto, Esq. click here.

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Members of the Month
June 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Daniel R. Sulman is a judge in the Family Division of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where he served from July of 2016 to January of 2018 and from December of 2019 through the present, following appointments to the bench by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and election in 2021. The Judge is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, a graduate of Philadelphia public schools and magna cum laude graduate of Temple University. He earned his law degree at Temple University Beasley School of Law. More...
May 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Craig Levin who is a judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. He assumed office on January 3, 2022. His current term ends January 5, 2032. Judge Levin was born and raised in Philadelphia. His life has been shaped by the communities where he grew up: First in West Oak Lane, then moving as a teenager to the Northeast. He attended Philadelphia Public Schools, graduating from Temple University with a B.S. in Finance and earned his Juris Doctorate from the Delaware School of Law at Widener University. He is a proud 'Philly guy' and loves all things 'Philly'. More...
March 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Ann M. Butchart who was elected to a ten-year term as a Trial Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia in 2005 and was retained for a second term in 2015. She has presided in Family Court, Criminal Court and Civil Court. More...
February 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Rosemarie Defino-Nastasi who presides in the Court of Common Pleas Criminal Trial Division in Philadelphia. She began her legal career working as an Assistant Defender for The Defender’s Association of Philadelphia. She then joined her family’s law firm in South Philadelphia working alongside her brothers, Michael and Vincent Defino. Judge Defino-Nastasi has presided in the Criminal Trial Division for over twenty years. More...
January 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of President Judge Jack Anthony Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. He was elected to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in November 2003 and sworn into office as an appellate judge on January 9, 2004 and retained in 2013. On January 7, 2019, he was elected President Judge. His true devotion and commitment is to assure that the Superior Court does it best to serve the people and the members of the Bar in ways that are efficient and productive, and balances judicial independence with accountability. More...
  December 2020 Justinian Member of the Month

Nathan J. Andrisani, Esq.
December 2020 Justinian Member of the Month

Nathan J. Andrisani is a Partner at the law firm of Morgan Lewis.

Mr. Andrisani defends organizations and individuals facing government investigations and related litigation. He represents clients in a variety of white-collar criminal matters, False Claims Act (FCA) and qui tam litigation, and other complex government investigations. These include alleged health care fraud and violations of US federal and state anti-kickback, anti-corruption, and commercial bribery statutes, the Sherman Antitrust Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), environmental protection laws, US Drug Enforcement Administration regulations, and import/export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

In addition to his criminal and investigative work, Mr. Andrisani counsels clients on US federal and state compliance issues. He regularly conducts antitrust, anti-corruption, and FCPA compliance training seminars for sales and management teams in a range of industries.

Before joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Andrisani served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office where he prosecuted and tried hundreds of criminal cases involving a wide range of state crimes.

Mr. Andrisani is very active in the community and dedicated to various charitable and philanthropic endeavors, including most recently serving as a member and the chair of the board of directors for Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley, and leading Morgan Lewis's annual United Way campaign since 2007.

Una Piccola Conversazione

1. How long have you been a member of the Justinian Society?

Member of the Board of Governors since 2016

2. Why did you join the Justinian Society, and what do you hope to gain from membership?

I joined in honor of and to celebrate my Italian heritage, for the camaraderie of other attorneys who are bringing honor to their own family's immigrant roots and contribute to the Philadelphia bar and our community.

3. What do you love or enjoy most about your job?

Meeting people and solving complex problems.

4. How would you define success?

The health and happiness of my beautiful angels, my daughters, Alexa (23), Olivia (21) and Sophia (18).  Knowing if you died tomorrow, you would have led a life well-lived that made a positive difference in other people's lives.

5. Who or what inspires you?

My wife and my mother inspire me through their individual grit, determination and continued commitment to constantly learning, growing and serving others.

6. If you could choose anyone in history as a mentor, who would you choose and why?

God was kind enough to give me the best mentor – my Pop – without making me choose.

7. Name one valuable lesson you've learned in your life and that you would advise other members to follow?

Approach everything worth doing with passion and enthusiasm.

8. What's something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?

I am passionate about coaching girls basketball and film game-day videos for the team before each game.

9. What's the last book you read?

John Marshall's "The Final Founder"

10. What's your favorite thing about Philadelphia, i.e., sports team, restaurant, museum, history, music etc.?

The people and the attitude!

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