FIGHT welcomes D. Deone Powell, Esquire to the FIGHT family as our new full-time General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Deone will be serving in a cross-functional role as a member of the leadership team and will add value by providing to senior management effective advice on company strategies and their implementation. He will also work with the leadership team and Board of Directors to facilitate the resolution of issues related to regulatory provisions, risk management and board governance.
Deone comes to us after working as a Senior Associate with progressive responsibilities in the litigation department at the Philadelphia office of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy, P.C., recognized as a preeminent law firm in the United States. There, Deone served as trial counsel in major jury trials including the landmark 2013 Salvation Army building collapse case that resulted in the largest settlement in Pennsylvania history.
Prior to joining Zarwin Baum, Deone worked for Atkins & Cohen, P.C. as outside counsel to Temple University and Temple University Hospital. He has served as law clerk to the Honorable Judges George W. Overton and James Colins in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Commonwealth Court, respectively. Deone received his B.A. in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill and a certificate in organizational psychology from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. He is a 2007 graduate of Temple University School of Law.
Deone is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia and Temple Inn of Courts. He was awarded the 2016 Rising Star Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal.