Joan Wean joined Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin in October 1992 where she is the Legal Administrator and happily serves in that position. Her previous work experiences include administrative positions in prestigious center city and main line law firms.
Joan is responsible for the day-to-day administrative and personnel operations of HRMM&L, working directly with the Managing Partner. She assists in the development of operating policies and evaluation of growth opportunities within the firm. Joan recommends and assists with the implementation of technology and information services in an effort to improve the effective use of technology. She exercises direct day-to-day supervision over the support staff and, among other functions, makes recommendations with regard to changes in the management of the office, maintains insurance and personnel benefits and records, coordinates all hiring, works with the controller on administrative matters, oversees upkeep of the library, handles computer hardware updates and service needs, expends allocated budgets for equipment and supplies, oversees all office equipment and is responsible for the physical facility, coordinates social functions, plus many other related duties.
In addition to her in-house activities, Joan is an active participant with the Association of Legal Administrators, serving in numerous capacities. In September 2005, Joan was honored with the prestigious Region I Volunteer of the Year Award – an award given in recognition of a single individual’s contributions to its chapter. Locally, she has dual membership in the Independence and Philadelphia Chapters. Currently, for the Independence Chapter, she serves as Membership Chair and Brown Bag Meeting Chair, and hosts monthly luncheon meetings at HRMM&L. She is Co-Chair of the Delaware Valley Legal Expo, an annual business partnering event presented by the Independence Chapter, ALA, and the Montgomery Bar Association. In addition to other management team positions, Joan is a past president of the Chapter. On a national level, she was a member of the Business Partner Relations Committee from 2008 to 2010.
Personally, Joan lives in Wynnewood, enjoys her time with her husband and two Australian Labradoodles, is the Newsletter Editor/Coordinator for Bacchus’ Band–a wine appreciation group, and is an avid supporter and participant of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.