City of Philadelphia






Office of the City Solicitor

 

Regulatory Affairs Unit

J. Barry Davis

Chief Deputy City Solicitor      

    

Assistant: Maureen Helverson

215-683-5164

Fax: 215-683-5175

 

 

In a wide variety of federal, state, and local regulatory matters, the Regulatory Affairs Unit counsels and represents numerous City officials, including the Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Public Utilities; the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development; the Director of the Mayor's Office of Sustainability; the Chief Executive Officer of Philadelphia International Airport; the Directors of Air Management Services, Emergency Management Services; the Water, Streets, Gas, and Health Commissioners. The Unit also counsels and advises the City concerning SEPTA and the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW); and works closely with other Law Department attorneys in a variety of matters.

 

The Unit currently includes 17 attorneys.  Unit matters include regulatory counseling related to aviation and other transportation, the environment, energy and security; environmental enforcement and compliance; commercial transactions; rates and other public utility filings; and other legal support for our clients' missions and responsibilities.

 

Barry Davis has been a Law Department attorney since 1991.  He has served in the Regulatory Affairs unit since its inception and his prior positions include Divisional Deputy for Water Law.  Prior to joining the Law Department, Barry was the executive director of a energy conservation foundation.  He is a 1991 graduate of Temple University School of Law and has an M.S. in Urban Affairs from Hunter College.  Barry is a past president of the Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court and the Roxborough Development Corporation.

 

 

Patrick K. O'Neill, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor

Environmental Law

                                                                                                                                            

Assistant: Maureen Helverson

215-683-5164

Fax: 215-683-5175

 

Joseph F. Messina, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor

Transportation 

                                                                                                                    

Assistant: Josephine (Tina) Parson

215-683-5179

Fax: 215-683-5175

 

Assistant: Mattie Brahen

215-685-6347

Fax: 215-685-4915

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION 

TRANSPORTATION  DIVISION 

Patrick K. O'Neill

Divisional Deputy City Solicitor

Joseph F. Messina

Divisional Deputy City Solicitor

Sara Beth Kalb

Senior Attorney

Dennis H. Yuen

Assistant City Solicitor

Leslie B. Hope

Senior Attorney

WATER DIVISION

Brad Bak

Deputy City Solicitor

Michele Sarkos

Deputy City Solicitor

Scott Schwarz

Divisional Deputy City Solicitor

Ji Jun

Assistant City Solicitor

Sharon Hutchins

Assistant City Solicitor

Sarah E. Stevenson

Assistant City Solicitor

Brendan O'Rourke

Assistant City Solicitor

Sam D. Robinson

Assistant City Solicitor

Jocelyn Gabrynowicz Hill

Assistant City Solicitor

 

Katherine O'Keefe

Assistant City Solicitor

 

 

 

Chair, Corporate & Tax

Commercial Law Unit

Commercial Litigation

Economic Development & Investments Unit

Tax Unit

Special Corporate Counsel

Property Assessment