Faculty Profiles

Professor Michael Risch Teaching From Podium


Arthur J. Kania Dean John Y. Gotanda
Vice Dean Michael P. Moreland
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs April M. Barton
Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs James C. Garvey
Associate Dean for Faculty Research Michelle Madden Dempsey
Associate Dean for Library Services
Vicenç Feliú
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration Jennifer Henfey

Visiting Professors

Emeritus Professors

Gerald Abraham
Lewis Becker
Donald Bersoff 
John Hyson
Don Llewellyn
Howard R. Lurie
Michael Mulroney
John F. Murphy
J. Willard O'Brien
Leonard Packel
Frederick P. Rothman

Adjunct Faculty

Email: sanderer@momjiananderer.com

Dr. Anderer received his B.A. degree from Yale University, his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from MCP/Hahnemann University (now Drexel University). His particular areas of concentration include divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, premarital agreements, child support, child custody, civil competency, psychological and neuropsychological damages, civil commitment, duty-to-warn and licensing complaints against mental health professionals.

Dr. Anderer writes and speaks frequently on issues involving psychology and law (particularly family law) and has organized numerous conferences designed to bring together judges, lawyers and mental health professionals. One of the books he co-authored is the 2000 Supplement to Coping with Psychiatric and Psychological Testimony and contributed chapters on civil competency and child custody evaluations to the sixth edition published by Oxford University Press in 2012. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and listed in Best Lawyers in America and Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers. He competes in Olympic distance triathlons.

Email: ron.brown@skadden.com

Ronald N. Brown, III is an associate in Skadden’s litigation practice. Mr. Brown represents corporations, directors and officers in litigation involving corporate governance matters and the federal securities laws. He has represented clients in hostile takeovers, proxy contests, mergers, tender offers, securities fraud suits, derivative suits, appraisal actions, and other corporate and commercial disputes. His practice also includes advice on the Delaware law of corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies in connection with mergers and other transactions. Mr. Brown received his B.A. from Washington & Lee University, graduating magna cum laude, and he received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, summa cum laude and as Associate Editor of the Villanova Law Review.

Email: John.Carle@DHS.gov

John Carle is currently the Assistant Chief Counsel at US Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Carle was an Assistant District Attorney in Erie County for five years and then an Assistant District Attorney in the city of Philadelphia for seven years. He is skilled in administrative law, immigration law, legal research, and legal writing. He received his B.A. in English from Binghamton University and his J.D. from the University of Buffalo.

Email: brianc484@aol.com

Brian Carroll is Senior Special Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Philadelphia Regional Office. Previously, Mr. Carroll served as a Senior Trial Counsel at the SEC. Before joining the SEC, Mr. Carroll served as an Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Department of Justice. He was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Frederic S. Berman, New York State Supreme Court, and Honorable Daniel H. Huyett, 3rd, United States District Court.

Mr. Carroll received his B.A. degree from New York University and J.D. degree from Rutgers Law School. In addition to holding a law license, Mr Carroll is licensed as a certified public accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has lectured at numerous law schools and served as an adjunct professor of law at Villanova Law School and Rutgers Law School. Mr. Carroll is widely published on securities regulation issues.

Email: claussp@pepperlaw.com

PETER O. CLAUSS, University of Chicago AB 1955 and Yale Law School LL. B. 1958, practiced with the Philadelphia firm of Clark, Ladner, Fortenbaugh and Young for 38 years, serving as managing partner, chair of the business and commercial group and for the final 15 years as the senior partner, and then for 12 years as a senior partner, and then of counsel to the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP, retiring in 2008. He has expertise in tax, employee benefits, corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. His particular specialties were large merger and acquisitions transactions, a number of them hostile and a number involving international transactions, particularly in Canada, Latin America, Europe and Japan. He arranged both private and public debt and equity financings for both privately held and publicly traded companies.

Mr. Clauss has served on a number of professional and substantive law committees of the Philadelphia and American Bar Associations and chaired many of these. He was a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and has authored a number of legal articles. He was and still is a member of a number of corporate and nonprofit boards, and for years has been an active member and officer of numerous clubs, fraternal and civic organizations. He has been an adjunct professor at Temple Law School from 2008 to 2013 teaching mergers and acquisitions, a course he first taught at Villanova Law School from 2002 to 2012, and he continues to teach corporate contests for control at that latter institution.

Email: ardecaro@yanesmccarty.com

Roy DeCaro has tried more than 200 jury trials during his legal career, first as a prosecutor and now as a plaintiff's attorney. As a prosecutor, he persuaded juries to convict murderers, drug dealers, motorcycle gang members, organized crime figures, corrupt police officers and corrupt public officials. As a plaintiff's trial lawyer, Roy has represented those who have been seriously injured or killed by others' negligence, including those injured due to medical error, unsafe products, or negligent drivers. He was named “Best Prosecutor” by Philadelphia Magazine in 1986.

For the past few years, Mr. DeCaro has been named a “Super Lawyer” in Philadelphia Magazine, and has been ranked as one of the top 10 lawyers in Pennsylvania. Mr. DeCaro was selected by his peers for inclusion in "Best Lawyers in America". Mr. DeCaro served on a panel appointed by Governor Ed Rendell to help correct systemic problems in the Philadelphia Police Department and most recently he has been appointed to a Blue Ribbon Commission to investigate systemic failings in the Philadelphia Criminal Justice System. He received his B.A. from Villanova University, magna cum laude, and J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, cum laude. He was also a Rhodes Scholarship nominee.

Email: mdefusco@philadefender.org

Mary DeFusco, Esq., serves as Director of Training and Recruitment for the Defender Association of Philadelphia.  She is responsible for the recruitment and initial training of all new attorneys as well as the continuing legal education of experienced public defenders.

Ms. DeFusco serves as the Defender Association's representative on the Oversight Committees of the Philadelphia Treatment Court and the Project Dawn Court.  Ms. DeFusco, along with representatives of the Court and District Attorney's Office, was instrumental in the creation of these internationally renowned courts, which integrate drug treatment and sexual trauma recovery, with the criminal justice system. 

Ms. DeFusco is also a founding board member of Dawn’s Place, a unique program in Philadelphia, serving the needs of trafficked, pimped, and prostituted women.

Since joining the Defender Association of Philadelphia in 1982, Ms. DeFusco served as Deputy Chief of the Municipal Court Unit for eight years, and as a trial attorney for five years.  She received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1982. 

Ms. DeFusco teaches trial advocacy at both Temple University School of Law and Villanova University School of Law.  She has taught nationally and locally for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) since 1991. Ms. DeFusco is on the faculty at the National Defender Training Project in Dayton, OH and she also teaches at the Pennsylvania Defender Trial Skills Training Program in Carlisle, PA.  Ms. DeFusco was a past recipient of the Cesare Beccaria Award for contributions to the cause of justice and the advancement of legal education.

Email: ddicarlo@wilmingtontrust.com

Donald DiCarlo Jr. joins Wilmington Trust, as a vice president and managing director, with more than 14 years of experience in the wealth management and legal fields. Previously, he served as director of tax and estate planning with The Vanguard Group in Malvern. Prior to that, he was an attorney with the Philadelphia law firm of Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, LLP. Mr. DiCarlo received his B.A. from Villanova University, a LL.M. degree in tax law from Temple University School of Law, and his J.D. from New England School of Law. In addition, he earned a master’s degree in Theology from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Temple University Law School’s Graduate Tax Program.

Email: bfraney@mankogold.com

Bryan Franey is an associate at Manko Gold firm and has experience in counseling and representing clients on a range of environmental and energy matters. His practice focuses on regulatory compliance and transactional matters, particularly in areas of air and water quality, redevelopment, sustainability, permitting, energy efficiency, and renewable energy development. He was listed as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for environmental law in 2013. Mr. Franey received his B.S. from James Madison University, cum laude, and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, cum laude, where he was the co-founder and president of Villanova’s Environmental and Energy Law Society.

Email: douglas_gaston@comcast.com

Douglas Gaston is currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Comcast Cable, where he directs a team of attorneys and legal professionals who provide day to day support covering a wide range of subjects, including commercial contracts, content acquisition, customer service, litigation, marketing and advertising, patent prosecution, and privacy. Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Gaston was an associate in the Business and Finance Department of Morgan Lewis where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, municipal finance, and other corporate transactions. He is a member of the Villanova University Law School’s Board of Consulters, and he serves on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group. He received his B.A. in Radio, Television and Film from Temple University and his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law.

Email: gary.glazer@courts.phila.gov

The Hon. Gary S. Glazer is presently a judge of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. He was first elected to the court in 1991, and his current term expires in 2021. He is the former administrative judge of the now-defunct Philadelphia Traffic Court and was appointed with the merger of the Traffic Court’s duties to the Municipal Court. Before joining the court, Judge Glazer was an Assistant United States Attorney where he was chief of the Fraud section. He also spent time working as an attorney in the Philadelphia and Chicago areas. He received his B.A. from the Ohio State University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

Email: richard.goldberg2@usdoj.gov

Richard R. Goldberg practiced in the Real Estate Department and was concentrated in the areas of real estate development, financing, leasing, and acquisition. He served as lender’s counsel for the financing and refinancing of office buildings, apartment complexes, and shopping centers, including the largest mall in New Jersey. Adept at structuring complex financing, Professor Goldberg represented lenders in providing secured credit lines to real estate investment trusts with properties located in multiple states, and in mezzanine loans and complex preferred equity structures.

Email: chris.harvey@hbbllc.com

Christopher M. Harvey is the managing member in the law firm of Harvey Ballard & Bornstein, LLC, where he heads up the estate planning and tax practice areas. In addition, he is the Of Counsel to the law firm of Harvey, Casterline & Vallini, LLP located in Columbia, SC. Mr. Harvey focuses in the legal transactions surrounding estate and tax planning. He frequently lectures around the country on these topics for accountants and attorneys earning Continuing Professional and Legal Education credit. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware, cum laude, and received his J.D. and Master of Laws in Taxation from the Villanova University School of Law, magna cum laude. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Email: rosalindtkaplan@yahoo.com

Rosalind T. Kaplan practices in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey in areas of complex personal injury law, including medical malpractice, construction site accidents, premises liability and products liability. Before joining Jarve Kaplan, she was formerly a shareholder in the law firm of Litvin, Blumberg, Matusow and Young. Ms. Kaplan is on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, where she has chaired the Education Committee. She received her B.A. from Brooklyn College, cum laude, her M.A. from the University of Maryland, and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law. She also teaches at Temple Law School’s LLM in Trial Advocacy Programs and the Academy of Advocacy.

Email: akline@saul.com

Amy Kline is currently a partner at Saul Ewing LLP, representing reinsurers and cedents in litigation and arbitration. She specializes in the areas of commercial litigation, higher education, and insurance. In conjunction with the members of the firm’s Insurance Practice, Ms. Kline publishes the Reinsurance Redux, a monthly ‘redux’ on developments in the law of reinsurance and arbitration.

Through her involvement as a member of ARIAS-US (Arias Law Committee), Ms. Kline has spoken as a panelist and participated in mock arbitrations for Arbitrator Training Workshops. She received her B.A. from Boston Univeristy, cum laude, with distinction, and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

Email: SEKoffs@duanemorris.com

Steven E. Koffs is a partner at Duane Morris LLP where he concentrates his practice on intellectual property, with emphasis on patent prosecution, opinions (patent invalidity and non-infringement, right to use) trademarks, copyright and trade secret protection. Mr. Koffs has authored hundreds of patents and patent applications in various technical areas, and he has performed detailed analysis of patent validity, infringement and enforceability issues for litigations and has counseled clients and drafted opinions in litigation and pre-litigation scenarios. He is a board member of the Benjamin Franklin Inn of the American Inns of Court, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association. He received his B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, his graduate degree from Drexel University, and his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law.

Email: dale.larrimore@gmail.com

Dale Larrimore is senior partner of Larrimore & Farnish, LLP, focusing his practice areas on personal injury or disability claims, motor vehicle insurance laws, products liability, negligence, wrongful death litigation, and worker’s compensation and workplace injury. He was admitted to U.S. Supreme Court in 1981.

Mr. Larrimore has an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a rating by his peers at the highest level of professional excellence. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and he sits as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Court of Common pleas of Philadelphia. He is actively involved with the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program and is a member of the Hamilton Circle of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.

Mr. Larrimore received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. He is also an adjunct professor at Temple University, and he is a regional vice president of BARBRI, helping over 75,000 applicants pass the Pennsylvania or New Jersey bar examinations.

Email: sherrylemonickllc@comcast.net

Sherry Lemonick is currently Manager at Sherry Lemonick, LLC and Of Counsel at Love and Long Law. She provides business as well as legal guidance in all areas of corporate law including mergers, acquisitions, shareholder and joint venture agreements, employment agreements, venture capital and private equity financings, commercial lending, healthcare transactions, divorces, and trusts and estate matters. She has experience in both the private practice of law as well as the in-house arena having worked at Klehr Harrison, Harrison, Pepper Hamilton, and Blank Rome.

Ms. Lemonick has also served as counsel to the University of Pennsylvania Health System, where she was responsible for all legal aspects of primary care network.  She received her B.S. from Boston College in accounting and finance and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

Email: bryant.lim@viropharma.com

Mr. Lim is the Chief Compliance Officer at Incyte Corporation, a biotechnology company with an approved product for a rare type of cancer and several investigational compounds being evaluated for a variety of oncologic conditions. Prior to joining Incyte, he served as Associate General Counsel at ViroPharma Incorporated, which was acquired by Shire, plc in 2014. At ViroPharma, he provided legal advice on global regulatory and compliance issues across a broad range of issues relating to regulatory challenges, clinical trials, promotion, patient privacy, global anti-corruption/anti-bribery and drug safety. Prior to joining ViroPharma, Mr. Lim was Assistant Counsel at Merck & Co., Inc. where he focused his practice on FDA and other regulatory matters relating to the promotion, sales and marketing. Prior to joining Merck, he was an attorney with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Philadelphia.

Email: james.mccartney@villanova.edu

The Rev. Dr. James J. McCartney, OSA, is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department of Villanova University and Adjunct Professor in its School of Law. He was Director of Philosophy Doctoral Studies from 2009 until 2013 and Chair of the Department from 1996 until 2001. From 2005 until 2008 he was Special Assistant to the Provincial for Development, Augustinian Province of St. Thomas of Villanova.   He teaches courses in bioethics, clinical ethics, bioethics and the law, the philosophy of medicine, and the philosophy of law.  He serves on the editorial board of HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum. He is a priest and a member of the Order of St. Augustine, a worldwide religious community in the Roman Catholic tradition. On weekends he celebrates Mass at St. George in Glenolden, PA.

He received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University in 1981 and also has graduate degrees in cell and molecular biology (M.S., The Catholic University of America) and theology (M.A., Augustinian College). He has co-edited three books: The Case of Terri Schiavo: Ethics at the End of Life, Prometheus Press, 2006; Health, Disease and Illness: Concepts of Medicine, Georgetown University Press, 2004, and Concepts of Health and Disease, Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Addison-Wesley, 1981. He has authored numerous articles and a book, Unborn Persons: Pope John Paul II and the Abortion Debate, Peter Lang, 1987. Two important articles of his deal with stem cell research: "Recent Ethical Controversies About Stem Cell Research" in Stem Cell Research, pp. 87-119, edited by James M. Humber and Robert F. Almeder, Humana Press, 2004 and "Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Respect for Human Life: Philosophical and Legal Reflections," Albany Law Review 65:3 (2002):597-624.  He also contributed a chapter in The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics entitled “Hospital Ethics Committees and Ethics Consultants.”

Before coming to Villanova University he lived in Miami, FL, from 1980 until 1988 where he was the Director of the Bioethics Institute at St. Francis Hospital in Miami Beach and served on several ethics committees of hospitals and nursing homes in South Florida. He was also an Associate Professor of Humanities at St. Thomas University as well as Professor of Jurisprudence at its School of Law. He was also Professor of Moral Theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. From 1980 until 1985 he was Academic Vice President at St. Thomas University. Before he came to Miami he was a faculty member at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and a research associate at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. He was honored by Esquire Magazine in December 1987 for his support and advocacy for persons infected and affected by AIDS and HIV in Miami-Dade County.

Email: trish@mccauslandlaw.com

Before joining McCausland & McCausland, LLC, Patricia A. “Trish” McCausland was an associate with Dechert LLP from 1999 to 2007 and Pepper Hamilton LLP from 2007 to 2009. She lectures frequently on social media issues as they relate to employment law, as well as on other employment and litigation topics. She is also a long-time volunteer for the Support Center for Child Advocates, representing abused and neglected children.

Ms. McCausland received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her M.A. from Tulane University, then obtained her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, magna cum laude, where she served first as a staff member then as the Symposium Editor of the Villanova Law Review.

Email: cmeehan@morganlewis.com

Coleen M. Meehan is a partner and trial lawyer in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice, resident in the Philadelphia office. Ms. Meehan’s practice encompasses a variety of commercial and civil litigation, with particular emphasis on handling complex commercial litigation and business tort matters. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Meehan counsels clients in intellectual property matters, including false advertising, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, and unfair competition. Ms. Meehan runs the Philadelphia office’s pro bono program with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office, and she also serves as a volunteer attorney for the Support Center for Child Advocates, representing abused and neglected children. She received her B.S. from Villanova University and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

Email: nicolson@nicolsonassoc.com

Cheryl Nicolson is founder and manager of the firm Nicolson Law Group, where she focuses her practice on the representation of product manufacturers, retailers and companies involved in commercial transportation. In addition, she represents schools in all matters of school life and governance. Ms. Nicolson has been practicing law since 1989 and has represented clients in federal and state courts, courts of appeal and ADR proceedings. She is AV Rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. She has also lectured internationally on NFPA 921 and its impact on arson investigations and product liability litigation. She is a member of the NAMWOLF (National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms), the WBENC (National Women's Business Enterprise Certification), Defense Research Institute, National Association of Independent Schools, and the United States Figure Skating Association. She received her B.A. from Villanova University and her J.D. from Widener University School of Law.

Email: wnormanpa@yahoo.com

Wendy Norman is Of Counsel in the Geyer Gorey Philadelphia office. She represents clients in antitrust and white collar criminal defense matters, government investigations, corporate compliance, internal investigations, and whistleblower litigation. Ms. Norman spent the majority of her career in white collar investigations and prosecutions, working for more than a decade as an investigative agent with the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation and then more than twenty years as a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division in the United States Department of Justice. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Assistant Attorney General Award of Distinction, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice. She received her B.S. in Criminal Justice/Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

Email: momara@stradley.com

Mike O’Mara is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on corporate disputes, business torts, securities fraud and other complex commercial matters. He chairs Stradley Ronon’s 65-attorney litigation department and also serves on the firm's board of directors. He has experience practice in commercial litigation, including merger and acquisition disputes; shareholder, partnership and derivative claims; class actions; ERISA claims; insurance; and commercial real estate disputes. He also serves as counsel to a number of nonprofit organizations, including religious, educational and health care organizations. Mr. O’Mara has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as one of Pennsylvania’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track”, and he was named by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a recognized practitioner on the 2014 Litigation: General Commercial list. He received his B.S. from James

Madison University, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, cum laude.

Email: pressmanm@mlhs.org

Dr. Mark Pressman has been a Clinical Professor at Lankenau Institute for Medical Research and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College for over 24 years. He is a licensed psychologist and a board certified expert in sleep and sleep disorders. Previously, he was the Directory of Sleep Medicine Services at Lankenau Hospital (1990-2013) and a Research Director at Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, The Medical College of Pennsylvania (1986-1989). Dr. Pressman is also a consultant and researcher on matters of scientific evidence that involve any aspect of consciousness, behavior or cognition including the effects of drugs and alcohol. He specializes is what is known as Forensic Sleep Medicine, for which he reviews cases, assists police forces and testifies in criminal cases for both the prosecution and defense. He has testified over the last 15 years in numerous states in the U.S. as well as in the United Kingdom and Canada. He received his B.S. in Psychology from George Washington University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University.

Email: srennie@frof.com

Prior to being appointed as a judge for the Court of Common Pleas in New Castle County, Delaware in June of 2013, Judge Sheldon Rennie was a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP since 2001. He also worked as an associate for Pricket Jones & Elliot, PA. He is practiced in areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, civil litigation, and arbitration. Judge Rennie received his B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Long Island University and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

Email: Chambers_of_Judge_Eduardo_C_Robreno@paed@uscourts.gov

Eduardo C. Robreno was appointed to federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1992, and he assumed senior status on September 1, 2013. Judge Robreno was the first Cuban-American to become a federal judge in the United States. He served with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Philadelphia from 1978 to 1981. He then worked as a private practice attorney from 1981 to 1992 and served as a part-time Lecturer at Rutgers Law School from 1992 to 1996. He received his B.A. from Westfield State College, his master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.

Email: lrosengard@stradley.com

Lee Rosengard has been a commercial litigator for 35 years and is a current partner at Stradley Ronon. He serves as the firm’s general counsel, is chair of the ADR Practice Group and is former chair of the Litigation Practice Group. He is a member of the CPR Institute Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, the American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel and Large Complex Case Panel, and also serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Commerce Program. Mr. Rosengard chaired the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee in 2006 and he is still an active member. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2005, and he was also recognized as a preeminent AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, and his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he is also a lecturer now.

Email:  lisa.sabatino@law.villanova.edu

Lisa Sabatino is an experienced attorney, knowledgeable in legal research and legal writing as well as civil and commercial litigation, westlaw, and arbitration. Previously, she was an attorney at Ahmad & Zaffarese, LLC from 2011-2012 and Of Counsel at Rawle & Henderson from 2008-2011. Prior to this, she was an associate at Pelino & Lentz from 2000-2008. Ms. Sabatino also worked as a Law Clerk in both the U.S. District Court and Chester County Court of Common Pleas. She received her B.A. in English and Business Administration from Penn State University and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

Email:  chambers_of_judge_sanchez@paed.uscourts.gov

The Honorable Judge Juan Sanchez currently sits on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, nominated in 2003 by George W. Bush and confirmed in June 2004. Previously, he served as judge for the Court of Common Pleas, Chester County, Pennsylvania from 1998-2004. From 1983-1997, Judge Sanchez worked as an attorney for the County of Chester Public Defender’s Office and in private practice. He received his B.A. from City College of the City University of New York and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Email: wcjseelig@msn.com

Judge Todd B. Seelig has served as a Workers Compensation Judge for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia District since 1996. He is the current co-editor of the treatise, Barbieri, Pennsylvania Workers Compensation, and he currently serves on the editorial board of The Brief for TIPS. Judge Seelig has been active in the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and American Bar Associations and has served in leadership positions for all. He served as president of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Judges Professional Association from 2003-2007, and he is a former co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section. Judge Seelig is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker for CLE and bar association activities. He received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

Email: robert.seiger@ogletreedeakins.com

Robert Seiger is a Shareholder in the Philadelphia office of Ogletree Deakins. His practice focuses on the representation of employers in all aspects of immigration law and compliance. Additionally, Mr. Seiger has significant work experience assisting clients in the sports industry. He serves as an immigration counsel to several NHL franchises and additionally represents clients in professional football, baseball soccer and golf. He is a current member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where he is editor of publications, and he was listed as a “Rising Star” by Law and Politics Magazine 2005-2007. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

Email: sspencer@morganlewis.com

Steven D. Spencer is the leader of Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice and the leader of the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Interdisciplinary Practice Group. His practice focuses on collectively bargained employee benefits plans. Mr. Spencer is a frequent speaker for the ABA and International Foundation of Employee Benefits. He was the former Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Subcommittee on Employee Benefits of the Labor and Employment Law Section, and he has been listed Best Lawyers in America 2007-2014. He was also chosen as the winner of the Chambers USA “Awards for Excellence” for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2014). He received his B.S. from Cornell University and his J.D from Columbia University Law School.

Email: tomika.stevens@usdoj.gov

Tomika Stevens has been serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since 2008. Prior to that, she was an associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius from 2006 to 2008. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Princeton University, her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University, and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.

Email: mtrachtman@powelltrachtman.com

Michael G. Trachtman graduated with honors from both Dickinson College, in 1971, and the Villanova University School of Law. He served on the Villanova Law Review, in which he was published. Mr. Trachtman's practice focuses on business litigation, employment law, and counseling business clients on the avoidance of claims and liabilities. He has been appointed by the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County to serve as a Discovery Master in civil litigation, hearing and deciding courtroom arguments pertaining to discovery disputes. He is the author of What Every Executive Better Know About the Law, The Supremes' Greatest Hits: The 37 Supreme Court Cases That Most Directly Affect Your Life, and The Four Mistakes: Avoiding the Legal Landmines that Lead to Business Disaster. Mr. Trachtman is also the author of numerous articles published by business and professional organizations, and is a frequent lecturer to business and professional groups throughout the country on topics pertaining to the intersections between law and business.

Email: cvallen@citrincooperman.com

Colleen is a partner in the firm’s Valuation and Forensic Services practice and is based in the Philadelphia office. As an expert in the field of forensic and investigative accounting, Colleen has focused her attention on forensic and fraud investigations, the preparation of financial damage analysis and litigation support. Colleen is highly experienced in the analysis, investigation and review of financial documents. Colleen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rutgers University. Her education has been supplemented by various continuing education courses with an emphasis on fraud investigation, forensic accounting, financial analysis and business interruption. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).

Email: andy.youman@klinespecter.com

Youman earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. He serves as a Board Member of the Public Interest Civil Litigation Fund, which provides funds for indigent litigants in civil cases pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Youman is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. In July 2010, he was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to the Civil Procedural Rules Committee, which assists the high court in the preparation, revision and administration of the rules of civil procedure for the Common Pleas courts statewide.

Email: mzucker@weirpartners.com

Professor Zucker concentrates his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation. He has litigated disputes involving high-level contract, corporate, real estate, banking, insurance, securities, distributorship, trade secret, bankruptcy, UCC and employment issues, as well as business torts, class actions, derivative litigation and “business divorces,” disputes among principals of closely-held entities. Professor Zucker has served as president, counselor and program chair of the law school’s American Inn of Court. Zucker was appointed by the chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association to the Investigative Division of the association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, on which he has served continuously since that time. Zucker serves as a neutral on the Commercial and Customer Account Panels of the American Arbitration Association and as an arbitrator and mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.