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Acting Corporation Counsel Muriel Goode-Trufant

Muriel Goode-Trufant began her career at the Law Department in 1991 as an attorney in the General Litigation Division, where she held numerous roles including Assistant Chief of the Division. She later became the agency’s EEO Officer, and rose to the position of Chief in the Special Federal Litigation Division. Goode-Trufant became the Law Department’s Managing Attorney in 2015 and First Assistant Corporation Counsel in 2023. Prior to working for the City, she was an associate at the Philadelphia law firm Cohen, Shapiro, Polisher, Shiekman & Cohen. She has won numerous legal accolades and awards including the Law Department’s highest honor, the Corporation Counsel’s Award for Distinguished Legal Service in 2011. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania.

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