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Diane E. Ambler '78 named Chair of Villanova Law's Board of Consultors

Diane E. Ambler ’78 was named Chair of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s Board of Consultors, effective June 1, 2017. A longtime member of the Board of Consultors, she previously served as Vice Chair, Secretary and Chair of the Planning for the Future and Curricular Innovation Committees. The Board of Consultors serves as an advisory board to the Dean of the Law School and to other officers and members of the law school community. Read more

 

PIFP Fellows 2017

Every year, the student-run Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) provides fellowship funding to Villanova Law students who are committed to serving the greater community and delivering legal aid to those in need. Eight students will work for non-profit and public interest organizations in summer 2017 thanks to PIFP’s fundraising efforts. Read more

 

Villanova Law Student Wins PA Bar Association’s 2017 Intellectual Property Writing Competition

A testament to Villanova’s strong legal writing programming and its outstanding students, Eliese Herzl-Betz ’17 earned first place in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 2017 Honorable Intellectual Property Law Section writing contest for her paper, “Give Me the Beat Boys, and Free My Copyrighted Creativity: An Examination of Music Copyright Infringement Through the Lens of the Ninth Circuit’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Opinion.” Chandel Boozer ’18 took second place. Read more

 

Dean Mark C. Alexander and Two Alumni Receive Distinguished Lawyers Award

Mark C. Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean of the Charles Widger School of Law, and two Villanova Law alumni were recognized by The Legal Intelligencer with its inaugural Distinguished Lawyers Award. Alums Michael J. Heller ’89, President and CEO of Cozen O’Connor, and Alan J. Hoffman ’73, Chairman and Managing Partner of Blank Rome LLP, were also selected for the honor. Read more

 

Four Alumni Named to Philadelphia Business Journal’s “25 Young Lawyers on the Rise” List

Four alumni from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law were chosen by the Philadelphia Business Journal as part of their “25 young lawyers on the rise” list. The list highlights those born between 1982 and 2000 who are beginning to make an impact on the legal profession in Greater Philadelphia. Read more


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Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Bhaveen R. Jani ’09

Associate
Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman

Bhaveen R. Jani '09 is an associate in the Personal Injury department at Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman in Princeton, New Jersey. He concentrates his practice in the areas of motor vehicle personal injury, construction accidents, product defect cases and premises liability claims. Prior to joining the firm, he was an Associate at Blank Rome LLP in the Consumer Finance Litigation group. Jani is also a very active member of the bar and currently serves as the President-Elect of the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ) and will serve as the association's President next year. SABA-NJ is a specialty bar organization whose membership includes approximately 150 South Asian New Jersey attorneys, judges and law students throughout New Jersey.

Frannie Reilly '04

Frannie Reilly '04

Law Office of Frannie Reilly, LLC

Frannie Reilly ’04 has extensive experience counseling clients on corporate policies, best practices and corporate governance and started her own firm in June 2014, focusing her practice on individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Reilly also founded and runs a nonprofit education foundation—the Foundation for Wallingford-Swarthmore Schools—which works to ensure that teachers and students continue to promote innovation, creativity and excellence, especially in difficult economic times.

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