Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School announces the election of Attorney Richard M. Goldberg, of Wilkes-Barre, as chairman of the Board of Trustees following the untimely passing of the previous chair, Jack Mueller, in May 2012. In addition the school announces the election of Attorney Mary A. Lopatto, of Washington, D.C., as vice-chairman. Both have served on the school’s Board of Trustees for many years.
Goldberg is a principal in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn, PC. He graduated from Wyoming Seminary in 1955 and attended Dickinson College and Dickinson School of Law. He holds a master of laws degree from Temple University Law School. He has been designated a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the areas of employment and labor law every year since 2005 and has received numerous other accolades from the Luzerne County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Dickinson School of Law Alumni Association.
In addition to his career as an attorney, Goldberg has had an extensive military career, having retired with the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve. He is the recipient of numerous medals and commendations, including the Legion of Merit and three Meritorious Service Medals.
In his private life, Goldberg has been very active in the Jewish community, having served as President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Temple Israel and President of the Jewish Community Center of the Wyoming Valley. He is the recipient of the B’nai B’rith Community Service Award and the Jewish Family Service Distinguished Service Award.
Lopatto is the managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Chadbourne and Parke LLP. She is a senior member of the insurance and reinsurance practice group and has more than 25 years of experience in insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution. She is a former Chairman of the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society, the leading association for the insurance and reinsurance arbitration community.
A recognized leader in the insurance field, Lopatto has been consistently listed in the Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, and acknowledged by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and by the Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers.
Originally from Plymouth, Lopatto graduated from Wyoming Seminary in 1972. She has been a very active person not only with volunteer activities with the school, but with numerous other community and educational organizations. Lopatto received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her law degree from Catholic University.
Wyoming Seminary is an independent, coeducational day and boarding college preparatory school with a Lower School campus in Forty Fort and an Upper School campus in Kingston. It enrolls about 740 students from toddler through 12 grade, as well as a postgraduate year.