Krista Hart, SHRM-CP

Krista Hart, SHRM-CP

  • State University of New York at New Paltz, BS in Business Marketing and Management

Krista Hart, SHRM-CP Professional Staff

Philadelphia: 215.965.1227   F: 215.965.1331   E:

Krista Hart is a firm administrator that is dedicated to assisting the Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel attorneys and staff with all of their workplace needs. Motivated by the belief that employees are the number one asset of the firm, Krista sees her role as Firm Administrator as crucial to maintaining Panitch Schwarze’s workplace culture.

In her role, Krista focuses on managing all of the administrative operations of the Firm, including supervising all non-attorney personnel; evaluating and managing the Firm’s operating and information systems; performing the Firm’s human resources administration; overseeing the Firm’s finance functions; performing marketing functions of the Firm’s legal services and client development activities; and evaluating, managing and supervising the facilities of the Firm.

Krista achieved her SHRM-CP credentials in 2017. As a SHRM-CP, she is a recognized expert and leader in the HR field. Launched in 2015, the SHRM-CP is the global standard in HR certification. Krista is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management, the provider of the certification.

She is also a member of the Association of Legal Administrators and International Legal Technology Association.

In 2012, she received her bachelors of science degree in business management and marketing from SUNY New Paltz and moved to Philadelphia. She translated her education and background in marketing into a recruiting role at Kelly Services, the founder and leader of the temporary staffing industry. As a staffing supervisor, she was responsible for recruiting for a variety of roles in a wide array of industries.


  • Association of Legal Administrators - Philadelphia Chapter, President-Elect, 2020 - Current 
  • Association of Legal Administrators - Philadelphia Chapter, VP of Communications and Social Media, 2018 to 2020
  • International Legal Technology Association, 2017 - Current 
  • Society for Human Resource Management, 2017 - Current 

Articles & Presentations

Panitch Schwarze Professional Named President-Elect of Philadelphia ALA Board // March 27, 2020
Firm administrator will continue leading Philadelphia chapter of national Association of Legal Administrators Read more

Firm Administrator Authors Article on Telecommuting Update for Law Practice Today // March 18, 2020
Law firms around the country are rushing to get their employees set up to work remotely in the midst of the ongoing global pandemic of novel coronavirus. Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, however, already has developed a well-oiled, remote-working team approach. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Conference Room Transformation // December 18, 2019 Philadelphia featured the recent transformation of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel’s state-of-the-art conference rooms. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Promotes Krista Hart to Firm Administrator // May 20, 2019
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is proud to announce that it has promoted Krista Hart to the position of Firm Administrator. Hart previously served as Human Resources Manager. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Professional Appointed to Philadelphia ALA Board // April 30, 2018
Panitch Schwarze is proud to announce that human resources manager Krista Hart has been named Vice President of Communications for the board of directors of the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Administrators Co-Author Article for Law Practice Today // March 19, 2018 Read more

Honors & Awards

  • SHRM – CP certification, 2017


December 5, 2017
A Successful Association of Legal Administrators Regional Conference
I recently attended the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Regional Conference in Nashville, TN on a scholarship from the First State Chapter of ALA. At the conference I attended seminars that focused on leadership, communication and innovative thinking for administrators in the legal profession. Read more

November 2, 2017
3 Key Takeaways from the ALA Intellectual Property Conference
Intellectual property law changes at an ever-quickening rate, which is one reason Panitch Schwarze takes continuing education seriously. With practice areas across the IP legal spectrum and global services spanning 28 countries, we need to be more than efficient. We need to be on top of our game. Read more

Get To Know

While in college, she spent a semester abroad at the University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, where she focused on International Marketing. She continues to be interested in travel, as well as animal welfare and a continued love for hockey and the local team. Go Philadelphia Flyers!

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