Washington, D.C., Jan. 24 — Philadelphia law firm Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C. has opened a government relations office in Washington, D.C. The office will be run by former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service, S. David Fineman, and it will concentrate its practice on a variety of legislative and regulatory issues.
Fineman, managing partner of the firm, will divide his time between the Washington office and the firm’s headquarters in Philadelphia. Fineman has an active law practice involving the representation of a wide variety of clients, including governmental authorities and private clients dealing with government. He also has an active litigation practice, representing clients from throughout the United States, Europe and Japan in both the Federal and State courts.
Fineman has served as special counsel to various federal, state and municipal candidates and elected officials. He was a member of the Philadelphia Planning Commission, a member of former Philadelphia Mayor Edward Rendell’s Intergovernmental Task Force and a member of former Mayor W. Wilson Goode’s transition team in 1987. He has served as special counsel to the Philadelphia Parking Authority, the Secretary of Banking of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Insurance Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Industry Policy Advisory Committee, a CEO-level committee that advises the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative on international trade.
He was appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the United States Senate in 1995 as one of nine Governors of the U.S. Postal Service and served for two years as Chairman of the Board of Governors until his retirement from the Board in December. An advocate of postal reform, during the time of his tenure as Chairman, revenues of the postal service rose 3 % and total debt declined $ 9.3 billion while total mail volume rose 2 %. Total mail service productivity rose 4 % while total personnel was cut by more than 45,000 employees. And all this occurred as 500 unneeded post offices and 37 delivery stations were cut during a major streamlining and reorganization of the Postal Service.
No stranger to Washington before his tenure with the Postal Board of Governors, he graduated from The American University and received his law degree, with honors, from George Washington University.
The new Fineman Krekstein & Harris office will be located at 1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Suite 712, Washington D.C. 20036. The phone number is 202-207-1005.
Other offices of the firm are located in Center City Philadelphia and Westmont, New Jersey, and attorneys in those offices concentrate their practices in civil litigation, corporate and real estate matters.