Kessler Foundation names Saffer of Mandelbaum Barrett as chairman of the board

Mandelbaum Barrett P.C. on Tuesday said Partner Michael Saffer was named chairman of the board of trustees of the Kessler Foundation.

Saffer has been a member of the Kessler Foundation’s board of trustees for four years and most recently served as chair of the foundation’s Research Committee for two years.

Kessler Foundation researchers seek new ways to improve mobility and cognition for people with disabilities caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord injury, and chronic neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Researchers also investigate how disabilities affect employment and ways to optimize outcomes.

“Kessler Foundation has a keen focus on improving the lives of people with brain and spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis and other disabilities while coordinating employment opportunities for people with disabilities. I am honored to serve as board chairman of an organization whose work is so meaningful to so many,” Saffer said in a prepared statement.

Saffer co-chairs Mandelbaum Barrett’s Commercial and Corporate Litigation, and Banking Litigation and Consumer Finance Defense practice areas and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Saffer earned his juris doctorate from the American University Washington College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, and his bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College.