Cozen O’Connor commercial litigator H. Robert Fiebach and his wife Elizabeth Fiebach were honored by the American Jewish Committee Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey with the Human Relations Award at the 2018 Annual Meeting. AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey connects the community with AJC’s global advocacy work to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel. The National Human Relations Award is presented annually to leaders and corporations in our community who, with their skills, influence, and dedication, distinguish themselves through their professional achievements and their commitment to good works. The organization’s access to diplomats, elected officials, and interfaith leaders at the local level advances AJC’s broader global priorities: combating anti-Semitism, promoting Israel’s place in the world, and countering the spread of radicalism and extremism. AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey works tirelessly in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware to build bridges among diverse communities. Its ongoing outreach to the local diplomatic community includes high-level meetings with ambassadors and consuls general.
Fiebach, Senior Counsel at Cozen O’Connor, previously chaired the Commercial Litigation Department. He has worked to improve the profession of the practice of law through his service as President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) and as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. While PBA President he formed the Women in the Profession Commission (WIP) of the Bar Association in an effort to diversity the leadership of the Pennsylvania Bar. WIP recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
In addition to his service as a member of the Board of Director of AJC, Fiebach has also served as an officer and board member of Rodeph Shalom where he received the “Hineni” award, board member of the Anti-Defamation League and the Greater Philadelphia ACLU. He has had a longstanding interest in protecting the constitutional rights of criminal defendants against illegal searches and coerced unlawful confessions and worked on the successful ACLU Brief to the United States Supreme Court in the Miranda Case. He also serves as a board member of the Defender Association of Philadelphia and served for many years on the board of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. Fiebach is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and is consistently listed as Best Lawyers in America and has been a “super lawyer” as selected by Philadelphia Magazine. He earned both his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was research editor for the Penn Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.