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Headshot of Renee Garcia
Renee Garcia, (she/her)
Acting City Solicitor
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Meghan Goddard
First Deputy City Solicitor
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Samuel Scavuzzo
Chief of Staff
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Andrew Richman, (he/him)
Chair, Compliance, Investigations & Privacy

As chair of the Compliance, Investigations & Privacy Group, Andrew oversees the following:

  • Right-to-Know Unit
  • HIPAA & Privacy Law Unit
  • E-Discovery
  • Communications

Andrew has been in the department since 2009 and from 2016-2023 was the Chief of Staff to the City Solicitor. Previously, Andrew worked as a Deputy City Solicitor in the Code Enforcement Unit. Andrew is a 2009 graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of Law and holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. For as long as he can remember, he has been on the board of the Spruce Hill Community Association and enjoys refereeing his daughter’s swim meets on the weekends.

Valerie Robinson, (she/her)
Chair, Corporate & Tax
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Tianna K. Kalogerakis, (she/her)
Director of Professional Development, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Ava Schwemler, (she/they)
Director of Communications
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Nicolette Burgess-Bolden, (she/her)
Chair, Social Services
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Anne Taylor
Chair, Litigation Group
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David Torres, (he/him/his)
Director of Administration

David Torres is Director of Administration for the City of Philadelphia’s Law Department, and has held this title since 2020.  In this role, he serves as principal administrative and fiscal officer for the department.

He oversees the following areas:

  • Fiscal
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Contract Administration
  • Mailroom

David has been an employee of the City of Philadelphia since 2008, and has served in the Mayor’s Office, Inspector General’s Office, and Managing Director’s Office prior to joining the Law Department.

David is a graduate of Temple University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Adult and Organizational Development (2007).


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