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Chief Disciplinary Counsel Paul J. Killion Becomes a Member of Peirce College's Board of Trustees

(Lemoyne, Pa.) - Paul J. Killion, the chief of disciplinary counsel for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pa., has been named to the Peirce College board of trustees. Dr. Arthur J. Lendo, the president of Peirce College, nominated Killion for the board, where he will assist with making decisions that affect the operations of the school.

"It is an honor to serve on the board of trustees for such a highly regarded college," Killion said.

Along with Killion, Peirce College named Lawrence Scanlan, Jr., CPA to the board.

"Messrs. Killion and Scanlan have sophisticated stewardship experience which will greatly benefit Peirce College as we continue to evolve as an institution with national scope and international reach," Dr. Lendo said.

Located in downtown Philadelphia, Peirce College excels in the studies of business, information technology and paralegal studies. The college accommodates working adults with the option of an online degree program, accelerated evening and weekend formats and the Peirce Corporate College, which allows students to earn a degree at their workplace.

Killion's responsibilities as chief counsel for the Disciplinary Board are to oversee a staff of 30 lawyers in four district offices across the state in Philadelphia, Trooper, Lemoyne and Pittsburgh. Each office reviews the conduct of lawyers registered within their assigned counties.

Prior to becoming chief disciplinary counsel, Killion had a private law practice in Harrisburg for 17 years where he concentrated in white collar criminal defense and health care issues. Before then he served as a prosecutor with the U.S. Justice Department for fifteen years and worked in the U.S. Attorney's office in both Harrisburg and Boston. Killion has also served as director of the Medicare Fraud Unit for the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office.

He is a member of the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. Killion earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Suffolk University in Boston.

The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is a 16-member agency created by the Supreme Court to review conduct and assure compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. The Board, whose goals are to protect the general public, maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession, and safeguard the reputation of the courts of Pennsylvania, is comprised of 14 attorneys and two non-lawyers from across Pennsylvania. The Board meets regularly to review and decide cases, policy and Board administrative matters. For more information about the Disciplinary Board, please visit www.padisciplinaryboard.org or contact Nathan Pigott at 717.975.2148 or npigott@hersheyphilbin.com.