William Leonard Receives the Amicus Service Award from IMLA
Obermayer Partner William Leonard is a recipient of the distinguished Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA). Leonard was recognized for his service to the IMLA Legal Advocacy program in the case Williams v. City of Philadelphia, which is now before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Leonard, along with the other Amicus Service Award recipients, was presented the award at the IMLA Mid-Year Seminar in Washington, D.C. IMLA honors attorneys who have been actively involved in legal advocacy for, and on behalf of, local governments and IMLA, and who have done exemplary work to protect and advance local government interests.
Leonard is engaged in numerous public service projects outside this project with IMLA. This other pro bono work includes currently serving on the Board of SEPTA, Philadelphia’s regional transit authority, and in the past on the Board of Pennsylvania’s Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s fiscal oversight Board for the City of Philadelphia, and the Montgomery County Development Corporation, which is the economic stimulus engine for Pennsylvania’s third largest county. Finally, Leonard also served as a member of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Revenue Transition Team.