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Gawthrop Greenwood Attorney Jack Larkin Named to Board of United Way of Chester County

John E. D. LarkinAttorney Jack Larkin , a partner at Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, has been named to the board of directors of United Way of Chester County.

United Way of Chester County is a proud member of the United Way Worldwide network. Its mission is to unite people and mobilize resources to build better lives and stronger communities.

“With sponsorship and support of more than 30 organizations each year, Gawthrop Greenwood has upheld a rich tradition of giving back to its communities in Chester County and Greater Wilmington, as well as supporting and becoming actively involved in the business organizations valued by our clients and friends,” said Sandra L. Knapp, Chair of the Management Committee at Gawthrop Greenwood. “It’s a pleasure and an honor for our attorneys to serve on local boards.”

Named a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers Magazine and a “Top Lawyer” by Main Line Today, Larkin leads Gawthrop Greenwood’s Litigation and Criminal Defense Departments, where he focuses his practice on municipal and corporate litigation and regularly shepherds cases through successful mediation. His day-to-day experience navigating both the public and private sectors gives him a unique understanding of how to unite people from varying backgrounds for the betterment of the community. As a graduate of Leadership Chester County and a former board chair of the American Red Cross Leadership Board, Jack is also adept at maintaining the delicate balance necessary to sustain public and private partnerships. All while managing strategic planning, budget analysis, conflict resolution and the multitude of needs that arise during the course of board service.

Earlier this year, Gawthrop Greenwood attorney Michael F. Merlie was named to the board of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) in Exton, PA; attorney P. Kristen Bennett was named to the board of the Brandywine Health Foundation, a nonprofit based in Coatesville, PA; attorney Stephen R. McDonnell was named to the Board of Directors of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry (CCCBI) in Malvern, PA.

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