PHILADELPHIA, December 5, 2013: The Philadelphia Bar Association has announced that Howard L. Meyers, senior partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's Business and Finance Practice in Philadelphia, will receive the Business Law Section’s Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award.
“Howard Meyers, through his years of accomplishments and service, continues the line of award recipients who exemplify the abilities and qualities that honor Dennis Replansky’s memory, and whose lives are exemplars to other lawyers,” the Philadelphia Bar Association stated in the award announcement.
The Business Law Section established the award in 1997 in recognition of the career of former Business Law Section Chair Dennis H. Replansky and his contributions to legal, civic, religious and other charitable causes. Recipients of the award are selected based on superior legal talent in the area of business law, unique contributions to and significant achievements within the Philadelphia area business law community, a reputation for mentoring young attorneys, and participation in and contributions to local civic and charitable causes.
Howard has been with Morgan Lewis for over four decades, having joined after earning his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law in 1973. He has held a variety of critical roles at the firm, including serving as firm managing partner from 1994 through 1996 and Philadelphia office managing partner from 2000 to 2006.
Howard devotes considerable time and effort to a multitude of local civic activities. He serves as a member of The William Penn Foundation Board of Directors, a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors Philadelphia Chapter and the Committee of Seventy, a non-partisan that advocates for better government in the Philadelphia region, where he served as Board Chair in 2007 and 2008. He was also named in 2012, Chair of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Board of Directors, a nonprofit membership organization founded to motivate people and communities to improve the quality of life through horticulture and the presenter of the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest indoor flower show in the world.
For further information about the award, please see the Philadelphia Bar Association’s announcement.