Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Duane Morris LLP


John Soroko joined Duane Morris in 1977 and became Chairman in 2008. In 2014, he began a four-year term as a judge on the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline. John is also a member of the Board of Advisors of Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession.

In 2013, John received a CEO Leadership in Action award from Profiles in Diversity Journal for leading the firm’s commitment to diversity. 

Duane Morris’ diversity initiatives include a Diversity and Inclusion Retreat, mentoring and billable hour reviews for diverse associates, and a supplier diversity policy. Duane Morris also participates in the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, through which they hire a diverse law student every summer. 

Joined LCLD 2010

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2016)
Fellows nominated: 
2018: Oderah C. Nwaeze; 2017: Rosa M. Ertze; 2016: Miles Lawrence Plaskett; 2015: Manita Rawat; 2014: Suzan Jo; 2013: Jessica Y. Singh; 2012: Terrance J. Evans; 2011: Jocelyn Cara BrambleCyndie Chang

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2017: Phillip Chong 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2015, 2014)


Member: John Soroko

Diversity Professional: Joe West 

Communications: Evie Victorson