Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. is pleased to announce that on May 8, 2019 attorney Kelley B. Hodge was recognized as by Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey as one of its 2019 Strong Smart and Bold Honorees (https://girlsincpa-nj.org/events/).
Girls Inc. is a national non-profit organization that was founded in in 1864 to serve girls and young women who were experiencing upheaval in the aftermath of the Civil War. Across the decades, Girls Inc. has adapted to meet the specific environmental challenges facing girls and young women, always working in partnership with schools and communities to promote creating a safe gathering place for girls to learn and to share in a sisterhood and a strong premise that each girl can develop her own capacities, self- confidence, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
The award was presented to Kelley at their annual breakfast event held at the Union League of Philadelphia. Kelley joins an elite group of past recipients which include attorney Charisse Lillie, the former VP of Comcast, and the Honorable Marjorie Margolies, former member of Congress. Kelley, a product of an all-girls high school education, was humbled and honored to be recognized by such an exceptional organization.
Kelley B. Hodge is the former 25th District Attorney of Philadelphia. She was the first African American woman to serve as the District Attorney in Philadelphia and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She has worked as a former public defender in Richmond, Virginia and a former prosecutor in Philadelphia, PA and was the first independent Title IX coordinator at the University of Virginia, where she helped develop and implement sex and gender harassment policies across the University’s eleven campuses. Kelley has worked proactively and effectively to address alleged sex and/or gender-based harassment and intimate partner violence as well as advise state and local officials on criminal and juvenile justice policy and reforms. Her practice at Elliott Greenleaf focuses on education law, counseling institutional and individual clients how to comply with federal and state law to avoid litigation and in response to litigation, risk assessment and compliance, white collar criminal issues, and internal investigations.