HARRISBURG (May 5, 2020) — Pittsburgh lawyer Rodney R. Akers, deputy general counsel in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel, will serve a three-year term as a minority governor on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors. His term will begin at the conclusion of the association’s May 8 House of Delegates Meeting.
Since May 2017, Akers has chaired the PBA In-House Counsel Committee. He has been a member of the PBA Government Lawyers Committee since 2009 and the PBA Minority Bar Committee since 2011. In 2018-19, he served on the PBA Non-Dues Revenues Task Force.
Appointed deputy general counsel in November 2007, Akers’ principal areas of legal expertise are in information technology, intellectual property, cyberspace issues, regulatory compliance, and contracts. He has spoken and written on the subjects of social media, telecommunications, cybersecurity and law practice management.
Akers is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, teaching courses that are part of the law school’s Innovation Practice Institute.
Akers is a graduate of Harvard Law School and served as a law clerk to Judge John R. Hargrove Sr. on the United States District Court in Maryland. He is an honors graduate of the University of Virginia.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access of legal services; and serve the lawyer members of the state’s largest organized bar association.