Philadelphia, PA – December 2, 2004 – LAWFUEL – First for law, legal…

Philadelphia, PA – December 2, 2004 – LAWFUEL – First for law, legal, attorney news – Henry C. Fader, a partner with Pepper
Hamilton LLP, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the Commonwealth’s leading
advocate for business.

“The Chamber represents the economic, political and financial drivers
existing in Pennsylvania,” said Mr. Fader. “It is an honor to chair its
board, and I look forward to working with business leaders throughout the
Commonwealth to strengthen their collective competitiveness and promote a
climate that attracts new businesses to our state.”

As a corporate and health care partner at Pepper Hamilton, Mr. Fader has
spent his career advising businesses and health care clients on legal issues
that affect their operations.

Mr. Fader continued, “I plan to devote my term of office to having the
Chamber take a leadership role in finding ways to help Pennsylvania
businesses as they struggle with high taxes, lawsuit abuse and the
escalating costs of heath care that are imposed upon them.”

Mr. Fader presented the remainder of his agenda to the Pennsylvania Chamber
board of directors at its annual meeting in Philadelphia on December 2. It

* continuing the Chamber’s leadership in nontraditional areas, where the
voice of business is becoming stronger: public education, early childhood
education and workforce development

* reaching out to all regions of the Commonwealth through other regional
chambers and business organizations to demonstrate the Chamber’s leadership
of the business community in Harrisburg.

Mr. Fader has been active in the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and
Industry since 1990, most recently serving as first vice chairman of its
board of directors and chair of its Governmental Affairs Roundtable.

Mr. Fader is active in many other professional and civic organizations, as
well. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment
Council and the Public Policy Committee of the United Way of Southeastern
Pennsylvania. He also is an advisor to the board of SHHH, Inc., chairman of
the board of directors of Intercultural Family Services, Inc., and a board
member and solicitor of Eagleville Hospital.

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry ( is the
state’s largest broad-based business association and the fastest growing
state chamber in the United States, with more than 10,000 members covering
all 67 counties. Its mission is to foster a healthy business climate and to
improve the competitiveness of its members through lobbying and advocacy,
grass-roots involvement and member outreach.

Pepper Hamilton LLP ( is a multi-practice law firm with
400 lawyers in six states and the District of Columbia. The firm provides
corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses,
governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout
the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.

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