Marc J. Zucker ’84 Named Philadelphia Bar Association Chair
Marc J. Zucker ’84, a partner at the Philadelphia law firm of Weir & Partners LLP, has been named Chair of the Board of Governors of the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association, the oldest association of lawyers in the United States. His one-year tenure began on January 1.
Zucker concentrates his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation. For the past 29 years, he has litigated disputes involving high-level contract, corporate, real estate, banking, insurance, securities, distributorship, trade secret, bankruptcy, UCC and employment issues.
Prior to his most recent appointment, Zucker served as Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors in 2012 and an elected member in 2011. He is also an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and co-chairs the ADR subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Commercial & Business Litigation Committee. Zucker has been named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” each year since 2006, an honor awarded only to the top 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania, as published in Philadelphia Magazine.
Since 2004, Zucker has been a Villanova University School of Law adjunct professor of law, teaching trial advocacy. In that time, he has served as president, counselor and program chair of the Villanova Law J. Willard O'Brien American Inn of Court.
Among his many community activities, Zucker was chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (JCRC) from 2007-2010, having previously served as a JCRC vice president and board member. Since 2005 he has served as an elected trustee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and was a member of its board of directors from 2007 through 2010.