Philadelphia – December 12, 2018 –Peter Vaira, of counsel to Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, was awarded a special commendation by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on Nov. 16 at the group’s annual White Collar Practice Seminar in Philadelphia.He was commended for his many years of service on behalf of PACDL, particularly for his efforts to cause changes to Pennsylvania grand jury practice. The state Supreme Court’s Grand Jury Task Force is currently considering changes to grand jury procedure. Vaira has handled complex criminal and civil matters in state and federal court throughout his 50 years of practice. He directs WGP’s alternative dispute resolution practice. He is also a certified national and international arbitrator who serves as a special master in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Commerce Court program. In his role as special master, he arbitrates and mediates commercial litigation disputes; oversees court-authorized settlements; arbitrates litigation discovery disputes, litigation ethical conduct complaints and labor union trusteeships; mediates ongoing construction disputes, and more. This item was published in today’s “People in the News” section of The Legal Intelligencer.