San Francisco, CA

Joe Dworetzky is a litigator with the Hangley Aronchick firm in Philadelphia where he has represented private and governmental clients in hundreds of financial restructurings and commercial disputes. He served as City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia under Mayor Ed Rendell and in that capacity he led a 150-lawyer department responsible for all the City’s legal matters. From 2009 to 2013 Joe served as one of five members of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission with responsibility for the overall management of the City’s 250 public schools.

Joe moved to San Francisco five years ago and since that time has written fiction and pursued a lifelong interest in cartooning. His first novel was published in 2013 by Indigo Sea Press and his short stories and creative non-fiction have appeared in dozens of literary magazines and journals. His editorial cartoons have appeared in SF Weekly and The Huffington Post. Joe currently serves as a Board member of Narrative Magazine and The Bay School of San Francisco. Joe’s wife, Amy Banse, is the managing director and head of funds for Comcast Ventures, San Francisco. They have four children ranging from 16 to 33 and live in San Francisco.

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