Hangley Aronchick Shareholder Michele D. Hangley has been appointed to the leadership of the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Section of Litigation, serving as one of the Section’s Division Directors for 2019-2020. In this role, Hangley will oversee and facilitate the activities of the seven committees of the Section of Litigation that focus on the procedural stages of litigation, ranging from Pretrial Practice & Discovery to Appellate Practice, and will collaborate with the ABA’s leaders to further the association’s goals.

Hangley has been actively involved in the Section of Litigation for many years. She served as a member of its Federal Practice Task Force and as the National Co-Chair of the Federal Rules Amendments Roadshow, in which she organized substantive programs on the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 13 cities across the country. She also served as Co-Chair of the Section’s Communications Committee, as Regional Co-Chair of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, as Co-Chair of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee, and as the Section Liaison to the ABA Task Force on Legal Process Outsourcing.

Hangley handles high-stakes commercial and legal malpractice cases across the country, appearing most frequently in Pennsylvania state and federal courts. Her clients include international corporations, small businesses, entrepreneurs, lawyers and law firms, and government officials. Hangley’s commercial litigation practice covers a broad range of areas, including business tort and breach of contract claims and intellectual property disputes. She also defends attorneys and law firms in legal malpractice cases arising out of complex lawsuits and transactions.

Hangley has been appointed a discovery master and a judge pro tempore for the Commerce Program of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and has served as a Hearing Committee Member for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Disciplinary Board. She has been recognized as one of the country’s Top 250 Women in Litigation and as a Local Litigation Star by Benchmark: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, as one of Pennsylvania’s “Most Powerful and Influential Women” by the Pennsylvania Diversity Council, and as a top attorney by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine.

About the ABA Section of Litigation

The Section of Litigation is the largest section of the ABA, whose mission is to provide litigators of all practice areas with the resources needed to become successful and experienced advocates. The Section is dedicated to offering its members numerous opportunities for business networking and career advancement, and a large portfolio of professional and business development products, including books, periodicals, CLEs, and webinars. For more information on the ABA Section of Litigation, please visit www.americanbar.org.