Regina C. Wilson (JD '07) Named President of the Allegheny County Bar Association; Elizabeth Hughes (JD '04) Receives Philip Werner Amram Award

The Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) proudly announces the appointment of Regina C. Wilson (JD ’07) as President and Elizabeth Hughes (JD ’04) as the recipient of the Philip Werner Amram Award at the 2024 Bench Bar Conference.

Regina C. Wilson, a 2007 University of Pittsburgh School of Law graduate, has been named President of the Allegheny County Bar Association. She is a Senior Conflicts Risk Assessment Lawyer in the Office of General Counsel at K&L Gates, LLP, where she evaluates legal risks and advises on compliance across 45 global offices.

Wilson's extensive involvement with the ACBA includes serving as President and Chair of the Homer S. Brown Law Division, Chair of the Young Lawyers Division, and roles on the Board of Governors and Finance Committee. She has also contributed significantly to the Allegheny County Bar Foundation through the Fellows Committee and the Attorneys Against Hunger Committee.

A recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Young Lawyer award and the inaugural Young Leader Award from the HSBD, Ms. Wilson is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin Wallace College and holds a Diploma of French Studies from L’Université Rennes 2 in France.

Elizabeth L. Hughes, Senior Associate Counsel for UPMC, has been honored with the Philip Werner Amram Award, recognizing her professional excellence and commitment to the ideals of the ACBA. She serves as the primary legal advisor for several UPMC hospitals and the pediatric service line systemwide.

A 2004 graduate of Pitt Law, Hughes has previously served as the 111th president of the ACBA and on various ACBA committees. She is also a co-author of "Black Lawyers of the Burgh: An Anthology." Her community involvement includes volunteering at the Allegheny County Family Division Pro Se Legal Clinic and serving on the board of Achieva Family Trust.