For my regular ethics column for The Bencher, the national publication of the American Seal of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of PennsylvaniaInns of Court, I wrote about the recent investiture ceremony for The Honorable Mark Kearney‘s elevation to the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The article describes highlights of his exemplary background and how that should serve as a sound basis to suggest an exemplary judicial tenure.

The article does not focus on formal standards of judicial conduct, but is more akin to an anecdotal observation. His Honor was a former law clerk for the Delaware Court of Chancery and practiced corporate litigation in both Delaware and Pennsylvania during his years in private practice.