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"Justice is the constant and perpetual wish to render to every one his due."
~ Emperor Justinian
 
 
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September 2020 - September 2021
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The Justinian Society and Foundation Statement on Current Events
04-19-2021
April Virtual Board Meeting
05-17-2021
May Virtual Board Meeting
April 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of Judge Louis J. Presenza (Ret.), President Judge Emeritus, Philadelphia Municipal Court. Following his commitment to the greater good of all communities, he was a member of the Pennsylvania Statewide Adult Drug Court Advisory Committee, the Pennsylvania Statewide Mental Health Initiatives Task Force, the City of Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission and the Mayor's Task Force on Homeless Services. He also served as a faculty member for the National Drug Court Institute and is past Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP). He was a founding member of the Pennsylvania Association of Drug Court Professionals and served consecutive two-year terms as its inaugural President. More...
March 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of Judge Matthew D. Carrafiello during his career as Judge, Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District, Orphans' Court, Administrative Judge, Orphans' Court Division, Member, Administrative Governing Board, First Judicial District of PA, Undersheriff, City of Philadelphia, Merit Selection Appointee; Administrator of Office, Adjudicator of Legal Decisions/Determinations; Chief Sworn Officer and his Trial Practice. He is most revered for his fondest activity which is mentoring students. During his early years to-date, he created and also actively participated in the Young Lawyers and Mentoring Committees activities of The Justinain Society and the Court. More...
February 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month the Justinian Society of Philadelphia proudly spotlights The Honorable Annette M. Rizzo (Ret.) who in these extraordinary times, has been called upon by City officials to assist in the development of an Eviction Prevention Diversion Program, modeled after the Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program. It was launched last summer to address the overwhelming adverse impact COVID has had on vulnerable housing for citizens in Philadelphia. With a team from the City, Housing Counselors, members of the Public Interest Law sector and Landlord bar, and Good Shepherd Meditation it has been in operation offering relief citywide. More...
January 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month the Justinian Society of Philadelphia proudly spotlights The Honorable Emil Giordano (Ret.) who has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Center for Guardianship Certification, which was created to enhance the quality of guardianship services by developing and administering a comprehensive national guardian certification program. More...
December 2020 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society of Philadelphia proudly recognizes the pro bono efforts of board member, Nate Andrisani, who recently secured the release of his client, Andrew Swainson, who spent more than 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. More...

You can read more about Nate’s victory by clicking here.
November 2020 Justinian Co-Members of the Month
This Month, the Justinian Society proudly celebrates and spotlights the accomplishments of two board members, Denise Mandi and Brittany Stepp, for their recent elections to the Board of Governors and YLD Executive Board of the Philadelphia Bar Association, respectively. Please join us in congratulating Denise and Brittany. More...
 
Justinian Society News
09-23-2020
The Justinian Society's tribute in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Justinian Society of Philadelphia celebrates the life and mourns the passing of one of our nation's most brilliant and deeply cherished jurists, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. More...
06-29-2020
Virtual Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Announcement
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06-10-2020
News from The Justinian Foundation – 2020 Scholarship Recipient
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06-05-2019
Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
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06-18-2018
Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
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06-12-2017
Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
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06-09-2016
The Justinian Society and Foundation Host 80th Anniversary, Honor the Chairman of Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Present Law School Scholarships
The Justinian Society and Foundation hosted their 80th Anniversary on June 6, 2016, honoring Philip Rinaldi, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC. The Foundation also presented three scholarships to outstanding law student. More...
06-09-2016
The Justinian Society Elects Officers at Annual Meeting
The Justinian Society Annual Meeting and Election was held on June 6, 2016 at Top of the Tower in Philadelphia. More...
07-01-2015
The Justinian Foundation Awards Three Scholarships to Law Students
The Justinian Foundation, which provides scholarships to Italian-American students enrolled in Philadelphia-area law schools, recently presented scholarships totaling $4,500 to three area students. More...
01-22-2013
The Justinian Society and Foundation Announce the Richard F. Furia, Esquire Scholarship Open to Second Year Law School Students
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01-18-2012
Justinian Society Event Photos

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

To see photos from the 2019 Justinian Christmas Party, click here.

To see photos from the 2019 Beccaria Award, click here.

To see photos from the Luncheon Honoring PA Superior Court President Judge Jack Panella, click here.

To see photos from the 2019 Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception and Luncheon, click here.

To see photos from the Luncheon Honoring The Honorable Idee Fox, click here.

To see photos from the Luncheon Honoring 2019 Phila Bar Chancellor Shelli M. Fedullo, click here.

To see photos from the 2018 Justinian Christmas Party, click here.

To see photos from the 2018 Beccaria Award Ceremony, click here.

To see photos from the 2018 Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception, click here.

To see photos from the Justinian Luncheon Honoring Carl A. Solano, click here.

 
 
  December 2020 Justinian Member of the Month
12-15-2020

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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