Marissa A. Perrone, Director of Business
Advancing the Firm Forward
Marissa Perrone serves as Director of Business and handles the “back-end” of this busy law firm. She initially joined Piscitello Law to develop the firm’s efforts to champion cycling rights. Now, she shares that focus on community outreach and collaboration with Michael Piscitello.
Together, they are working to bring greater awareness for cycling safety and changes needed to local and state legislation.
Marissa’s professional background is rooted in environmental and public policy issues, making her promotion of cycling rights a great fit. Prior to settling in Philadelphia, she lived in Washington, DC and was the Deputy Director for Trade and the Environment for the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). After moving to Philadelphia, she served as Interim Executive Director for Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center in West Philadelphia. Marissa later worked as Director of Business for the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Quaker organization) where she had oversight of several historical meetinghouse properties.
Familiar with Impact of Crashes
Marissa is intimately familiar with the impact of a car crash on one’s life. In her 20’s she was involved in a car crash caused by a drunk driver. She sustained massive orthopedic injuries including a fractured jaw, knee, and ankle. As a result, she spent years in physical therapy and had multiple operations. Her personal experience makes it easier for her to understand the challenges that many of our clients face after a bike or car crash.
M.B.A. International Business, 1989 Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
B.A Marketing, 1988 Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Founding Member, Philadelphia Overdose Prevention Network (2020)
Diverse, non-partisan coalition of organizations and individuals committed to preventing overdose deaths and unifying supporters of safe consumption sites. More info here.
Co-Founder, Friends of Safehouse: (2019)
Group dedicated to raising awareness for and support of Overdose Prevention Sites in Pennsylvania and across the country in cities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. More info here.
Founding Member, Philly Pack, Leashes of Valor (2018 - 2019)
Philadelphia-based volunteer group who support programs to assist military veterans in need with specially- trained service dogs. The group hosted multiple events to directly support a Virginia based non-profit, Leashes of Valor. In 2018, they engaged over 200 people, raised over $43,000 and more than $10,000 of in-kind donations. In 2019, the group hosted a PupWalk4Lov that raised nearly $20,000. More from our blog site here.
Co-Chair: Inaugural Pink Tie Ball, Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation (2002–2003).
In this role, Marissa secured corporate sponsors, advertising, and high-value auction items to generate a net profit of $300,000 in 2002 and $500,000 in 2003.
“Fitting the Environmental Piece into the Maastricht Puzzle,” Environmental Law Reporter, Vol XXV, No. 4 (April 1995)
Contributing author to The ISO 14000 Handbook, an international standard on environmental management systems, “Trade Barriers, GATT and ISO 14000,” published in 1996.
Marissa’s professional experience in business management and passion for public policy shines through in every venture she takes on. Contact Piscitello Law at (215) 372-8768 or contact us online to request your free case evaluation.