Ken Trujillo receives Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021
In an article published in The Legal Intelligencer on June 17, 2021, Philadelphia-based Shareholder Ken Trujillo is profiled as a Lifetime Achievement Honoree, highlighting his over 30-year career working to protect the interests of citizens and businesses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In complex multiyear, multiparty litigation, he has established new precedents and favorable outcomes for his clients.
“While running a department of 150 lawyers as City Solicitor for Philadelphia, Trujillo sued handgun manufacturers and obtained a landmark settlement with Smith & Wesson that restricted marketing of illegal handguns,” the article explains. “He represented the City in the development of Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Park, then the largest public works projects in city history, which included donations of $1 million per year for 25 years to a charitable fund for children. Those funds became part of an endowment and will continue in perpetuity.”
Trujillo shared that the one thing in this profession that has remained unchanged over the years is that “the legal profession still has a deep commitment to excellence and the best interests of the client. There are great opportunities to accomplish something meaningful for the client, and they have so much gratitude when you do. We’ve become trusted business partners, counselors and advisors.”
He further explains that throughout his career, he learned to recognize “what you are good at, and double down on it. And conversely, if you’re not great at something, don’t put yourself there. If you don’t like performing, don’t try cases. No matter what kind of law you want to do, understand how business works and learn how to read financial statements.”
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