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BABCPHL Board Member Feature – Hope P. Krebs

Hope Krebs is an International Tax Partner in the law firm of Duane Morris and the Co-Chair of its International Practice. She has more than 30 years of experience helping clients capitalize on cross-border opportunities and overcome cross-border challenges.

Hope is a past President of the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, and is currently a Board member and serves as Vice President of Strategic Direction. She has been affiliated with the BABCPHL since Duane Morris opened their London office, nearly 20 years ago. As a past President of the BABCPHL, Hope traveled to London with then Mayor Michael Nutter, Jane Rosenberg, Executive Director of the BABCPHL, and a select trade mission from Philadelphia. In connection with her BABCPHL activities, she also had the honor of meeting HRH Prince Charles, HRH Prince Edward, Sir Richard Branson and several British Ambassadors on their respective visits to Philadelphia, as well hosting a meeting in her office for Carwyn Jones, then First Minister of Wales.

Hope was also the first woman to be elected as the Global Chair of Multilaw, the preeminent global legal network of independent law firms with over 10,000 lawyers in 100 countries and more than 150 commercial centers around the world. Multilaw leverages the power of trust to end distance and enables its member law firms (including Hope’s firm Duane Morris) and their clients to do cross-border business anywhere in the world with confidence.  Hope served on Multilaw’s Management Committee for four years and is currently a Board member and the Chair of its Appraisals and Former Chairs Committees.

Hope misses connecting in person with others and learning about their current business operations, potential opportunities and challenges; however, she is grateful for the time she has been able to spend with her family. Hope and her husband have even been able to go on a walk almost every day throughout the pandemic. Once the restrictions are lifted, Hope plans to get on a transatlantic flight to anywhere safe for a business meeting, and start to rebuild her hard-earned preferred traveler status that was lost during the pandemic.

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