Baldwin, a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Philadelphia law firm Duane Morris LLP, will build a legal counsel’s office within Penn State. She is a member of Penn State’s board of trustees and previously served as its chairwoman.
Baldwin joined Duane Morris in early 2008 after retiring from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, where she served from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, Baldwin was a judge in various divisions of the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.
“We will all miss Cynthia, will look for ways to continue to work with her and wish her much success as she no doubt becomes to PSU’s legal operations what (coach) Joe Paterno has become to PSU’s football operations,” Duane Morris Chairman John Soroko said in a firm-wide statement provided to the Pittsburgh Business Times Feb. 8.