Vincent C. DeLiberato Jr.
PA Legislative Reference Bureau
Mr. DeLiberato is the Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau. Since 1975, he has served as counsel for the Bureau: preparing proposed legislation and regulatory material, classifying enacted law, rendering legal advice to executive and legislative officers and employees, annotating court decisions on constitutional law and statutory construction, and responding to public inquiries on statutory and regulatory materials. In private practice, he has done legal research, brief writing, and document drafting for attorneys in Harrisburg and Philadelphia. Additionally, Mr. DeLiberato is a member of Pennsylvania's delegation to the Uniform Law Commission; teaches Legislation, Legislative Drafting, and State Constitutional Law at Widener University Commonwealth Law School and works with Widener's Law and Government Institute; and serves on the Statutory Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He has authored and co-authored materials on statutory construction, legislative procedure, separation of powers, and judicial history. Mr. DeLiberato received a J.D. from Villanova University in 1975, an M.A. from Villanova University in 1976, and a B.A. from Saint Joseph's University in 1971.
Shannon A. Sollenberger
Senate of Pennsylvania
Ms. Sollenberger serves as Deputy Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus. She drafts legislation, provides legal and legislative support to various legislative committees, assists in managing the litigation for, and represents the interests of, the Caucus in state and federal court, and advises its Members and staff on a variety of matters in their capacities as public officials. Prior to her current position, Ms. Sollenberger served as Counsel for the Senate Democratic Caucus from 2013-2022 and as Legislative Counsel for State Senator Anthony H. Williams from 2010 to 2013. Ms. Sollenberger is a Barrister member of the James S. Bowman American Inn of Court, Vice Chair of the PBA Statutory Law Committee, and a member of the Medical Marijuana and Hemp Law and Women in the Profession Committees. She earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2010 with an Administrative Law/Constitutional Law Certificate. She graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware in 2007, with an Honors B.A. in Psychology and minors in both Women's Studies and Spanish.