We are thrilled to announce that shareholder Helen Casale has been selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the Greater Philadelphia area’s Outstanding Voices for the LGBTQ+ community. This recognition, part of the publication’s annual Business of Pride series, highlights local leaders who have made a difference in the business world through their advocacy and support for LGBTQ+ individuals or causes.

Helen was honored for her work securing stronger legal protections for same-sex couples who conceive a child through assisted reproductive technology. One of the state’s leading family law practitioners, Helen was instrumental in clarifying the legal right to parentage for a non-biological mother in the closely-watched case Glover v. Junior. The case, now on appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, asks the state’s justices to adopt the doctrine of intent-based parentage, a significant milestone that would provide much-needed certainty for LGBTQ+ families who conceive with the help of a third-party donor.

Helen frequently works with members of the LGBTQ+ community, and in 2014 she was part of the Hangley Aronchick team that worked with the American Civil Liberties Union to successfully challenge the Pennsylvania Defense of Marriage Act.

Read Helen’s full Business of Pride profile here.