Leadership

ABLR principals Harrie Samaras and Judy Weintraub serve as leaders of and advisors to many professional and community organizations.

Harrie Samaras

American Bar Association

  • Member, Dispute Resolution Section Council
  • Member, Content Advisory Board, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Past Chair and Vice-Chair, Division VI (Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution & Related Issues), Intellectual Property Law Section

American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Member, Special Committee on Legislation (Patents/Litigation)
  • Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Past Vice-Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Past Member, Public Appointments Committee
  • Past Chair, Committee on Inventor Issues
  • Past Member Amicus Committee
  • Past Chair, Committee on IP Law Associations
  • Past Treasurer
  • Past Chair, Finance Committee
  • Past Member, Board of Directors
  • Past Member, Finance Committee
  • Past Member, Nominations Committee (multiple appointments)
  • Past Chair, Communications Law Committee
  • Past Chair, Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Past Chair, Membership Committee

Advisory Roles

  • International Institute of Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR),  International Commission on Patent Disputes
              – Chair, Subcommittee on Neutrals
              – Member, Judicial Subcommittee
              – Member, Patent Arbitration Subcommittee
  • American Arbitration Association  National Patent Advisory Council
  • Advisory Council on Intellectual Property, Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property – University of New Hampshire
  • Member, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, Advisory Committee
  • Center for Resolution (Media, Pa.) Mediation and Advisory Committee

 
Judy Weintraub

Bar Associations

  • Vice-Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association ADR CLE Committee
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association ADR Committee and Chester County Bar Association ADR Committee

National Association of Women Business Owners, Philadelphia Chapter

  • Past Member, Board of Directors and Past Most Valuable Board Member
  • Past Vice President
  • Past Education Committee Chair
  • Past Member, Programs Committee

ATHENAPowerLink NAWBO Delaware Valley (Women Business Owners Mentoring Program)

  • Past Chair, Governing Body

First Lego League (Robotics and Science Project Competition for 9 – 14 year olds)

  • Coach, FLL Team of seven boys

Temple Brith Achim

  • Chair, Mitzvah Day Project
  • Member, Social Action Committee
  • Past Member, Board of Trustees
  • Past Chair, Social Action Committee

White Manor Country Club

  • Member, Membership Committee
  • Senior Ladies Club Champion, “A” Flight Club Champion and Past Ladies Club Champion
  • Past Captain, Ladies Golf Team
  • Chair, Book Club

Valley Forge Elementary School

  • Library Assistant
  • Homeroom Parent
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