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Fall 2019

 

Malcolm J. Gross ’65 was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Legal Intelligencer at the 2019 Professional Excellence Awards.

J. Edmund Mullin, Esq. ’63 CLAS, ’66 CWSL was named to The Best Lawyers in America list in the area of Land Use and Zoning Law for 2020

Michael H. Cook ’73 was reappointed to a second four-year term to the Virginia Board of the Department of Medical Assistance Services. 

Vasilios “Bill” Kalogredis ’74 presented at the Bryn Mawr Trust Wealth Management Series Seminar on “Considerations When Selling a Medical or Dental Practice” and co-presented at the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants Webinar on “Private Equity Transactions in the Medical/Dental Practice World.”

James J. Garrity ’77 was named to The Best Lawyers in America list in the area of Municipal Law, and Land Use and Zoning Law for 2020.

Deborah M. Lerner ’77 JD, ’86 LLM was named to The Best Lawyers in America list in the area of Employee Benefits Law for 2020.

Joan C. Arnold ’78 began her term as Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation.

Lisa S. Hunter ’79 was named to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list.

Robert E. Scully ’79 joined Blankingship & Keith, P.C.’s civil litigation practice as principal.

Gregory R. Gifford ’84 was named to The Best Lawyers in America list in the area of Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation and Land Use and Zoning Law for 2020.

Charles B. Howland ’85 was selected by the U.S. State Department and Norway’s Fulbright Program to spend two weeks at the UiT: Arctic University of Norway, in Tromsø, Norway as a Fulbright Specialist.

Thomas M. Gallagher ’89 worked with The Pennsylvania Innocence Project to free a Philadelphia man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 21 years.

Maureen M. McBride ’89 participated in a panel discussion on “Anatomy of a Malpractice Case” at the Pennsylvania Physicians Legal Issues Conference, held by the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Elise A. Fialkowski ’91 was named to The Best Lawyers in America list in the area of Immigration Law for 2020.

Robert T. Horst ’91 was named to The Best Lawyers in America list in the area of Insurance Law for 2020.

George M. Riter ’91 was named to The Best Lawyers in America list in the area of Trusts and Estates for 2020.

Teresa R. Colleran, Esq. ’93 joined Pennsylvania Trust as senior vice president, Wealth Advisory and Fiduciary Services.

Nathan M. Murawsky ’95 co-presented to the Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County on “Police Officer Social Media and Electronic Device Usage.”

Andrea B. Tuominen ’97 was named 2019 Government Lawyer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

James S. Beall ’99 LLM was named to The Best Lawyers in America list in the area of Labor Law – Union for 2020.

Gabrielle Goham ’99 joined Wisler Pearlstine, LLP as a partner in the Education Law Department.

Nicola Y. Whiteman ’99 joined the Calvary Women’s Services Board of Directors.

John Giordano ’98 CLAS, ’02 CWSL was appointed by President Donald J. Trump as a member of the Presidential Delegation to the Seventy-Fourth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Michelle M. Forsell ’03 was elected to the board of Project Live Upper Perk.

Joseph F. Rich ’03 was appointed to the board of directors for the National Association of Subrogation Professionals.

Mark R. Fischer Jr. ’04 was promoted to partner at High Swartz.

Willian G. Roark ’06 presented on “Cannabis in the Keystone State: Where We Are and How Did We Get Here?” at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Annual Conference.

John F. Walko ’07 co-presented to the Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County on “Police Officer Social Media and Electronic Device Usage.”

Cali L. Chandiramani ’14 joined Goldberg Segalla as an associate attorney in the Employment and Labor Group.

Christina Cozzetto ’14 joined Weber Kracht and Chellew Attorneys at Law as an associate attorney.

Evan Rassman, Esq. ’14 joined Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP as an associate attorney in the Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Finance Groups.

John Michael Hickey ’12 VSB, ’15 CWSL joined Kleinbard LLC as an associate attorney in the Business and Finance Department and Real Estate and Finance Group.

Travis Dunkelberger ’16 joined Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP as an associate attorney in the Litigation Practice Group.

Malia K. Rogers ’16 joined Husch Blackwell as an associate attorney in the Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Breach Response and Intellectual Property practices.

Jennifer A. Ward ’17 rejoined Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group following a clerkship at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Mikella Persons Wickham ’18 accepted a membership to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

Lara M. Ruggerio, Esq. ’18 joined Capehart Scatchard as an associate attorney.

 

In Memoriam:

Stuart A. Eisenberg ’67

 

 

J. Edmund Mullin ’63 CLAS, ’66 CWSL was named to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the area of Land Use/Zoning.

Michael J. Corso ’74 was named to the Top 100 2019 Florida Super Lawyers® list for his work in professional malpractice defense.

John A. Bednarz Jr. ’78 was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine for the 11th consecutive year.

Kathleen D. Wilkinson ’81 was named vice president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Deborah Minkoff ’84 was named a Professional Excellence Award winner in the “Best Mentor” category by The Legal Intelligencer.

Stephanie Resnick ’84 was named a Professional Excellence honoree in the “Lifetime Achievement” category by The Legal Intelligencer.

Bernard M. Resnick ’86 was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the field of Entertainment and Sports Law for the 15th consecutive year appointed to the Board of Directors of the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards and appointed to the Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Hall of Fame national selection committee for the 5th consecutive year. Marvin

Martha B. Chovanes ’88 was promoted to partner at Fox Rothschild LLP.

Stephen M. Asbel ’89 joined Reger Rizzo & Darnall as a partner.

Maureen M. McBride ’89 was appointed as a member of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Civil Procedural Rules Committee.

Norman M. Powell ’89 was elected president of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.

Elise A. Fialkowski ’91 led an advanced session entitled “Hot Topics in Advanced Employment-Based Immigration” at the 2019 NAFSA Annual Conference.

Charles Eppolito III ’92 VSB, ’95 CWSL became the immediate past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Christopher E. Ezold ’95 JD, ’10 LLM joined Wisler Pearlstine, LLP as a partner.

Mary J. Pedersen ’97 was inducted into the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame Class of XI.

Helen H. Mountain ’00 was elected to the Board of Directors of UPTOWN! Entertainment Alliance.

David C. Schwartz ’01 rejoined Morgan Lewis as a partner.

Francesca Iacovangelo ’02 joined Horn Williamson, LLC as senior counsel on the Construction Defect team.

John J. Iannozzi ’01 CLAS, ’04 JD was named to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list in the area of State/Local/Municipal.

S. Graham Simmons ’04 was elected Pennsylvania’s Administrative Partner of Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

Christopher M. Samis ’05 joined Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP as a partner in the bankruptcy and restructuring department.

William G. Roark ’06 was named to the 2019 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list in the area of Administrative Law.

Colin J. O’Boyle ’07 became the chair-elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

John F. Walko, II ’07 was named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list in the area of State/Local/Municipal.

John Cornell Fuller ’09 was promoted to partner at Fox Rothschild LLP.

Kristina Neff Burland ’12 joined Fox Rothschild LLP as an associate attorney in the litigation department.

Megan Pownall Wyss ’13 joined Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery as an associate attorney.

Sadeq Khan ’14 was recognized as a “Top 10 30-Somethings” by the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Negar M. Kordestani ’14 joined the 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program.

Richard P. Santosusso ’15 joined Weber Gallagher as an associate attorney in the Medical Malpractice Group.

 

In Memoriam:

John V. Hasson ’61

Thomas J. Murphy, Esq. ’61

George A. Conti Jr., Esq. ’64

Stanley Lebofsky ’65

Stewart C. Crawford Sr., Esq. ’71

Mary Hedwig Moehling Powell, Esq. ’71

Walter I. Breslin, Esq.  ’73

John C. Gabroy, Esq. ’73

Joan Borden Stuart ’72 CLAS, ’76 JD, ’84 LLM

Mary Ann Killinger, Esq. ’78

Jacques Zinman ’90

D. Kevin Laughlin ’91 LLM

John G. Dowd ’03 LLM

Andrew Trevelise ’78 was appointed vice chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

James C. Haggerty ’79 was reappointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

The Hon. Ernest Hart ’83 was named chief legal officer of the New York City Police Department.

Natalie D. Ramsey ’84 joined Robinson+Cole as a partner.

Stephanie Resnick ’84 was named a 2019 Professional Excellence honoree by The Legal Intelligencer.

Ann L. Martino Frazier ’85 was named partner at Gawthrop Greenwood.

Kathleen M. Tana ’85 was elected secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Family Law Section for the 2019 term.

Seamus C. Duffy ‘84 CLAS, ‘87 CWSL was named partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Alyssa R. Fieo ’91 was named assistant dean for Law Career Development at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Kevin S. Barber ’97 was named partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr.

Mary-Ellen H. Allen ’99 was honored by the Chester County Bar Association for serving as the 2019 President.

Gina Stowe ’00 was named partner at Weir & Partners.

Marie I. Crossley ’01 was promoted to shareholder at MacElree Harvey, Ltd.

Davis Lee Wright ’02 JD/MBA joined Robinson+Cole as partner.

Robert G. Ruggieri ’03 JD/MBA was named partner at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman.

Andrew D. La Fiura ’04 was appointed as Office Litigation Manager of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Christopher C. Fallon III ’06 was named a 2019 Professional Excellence honoree by The New Jersey Law Journal.

Katherine E. Senior ’06 was named partner at Burns White LLC.

Daniel H. Tran ’08 was named partner at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin.

Maura L. Burke ’09 was named partner at Fox Rothschild.

Caroline C. Gorman ’09 was named partner at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young.

Sean P. McConnell ’09 was named partner at Duane Morris.

Kathleen Reilly ’09 was named partner at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.

Michael J. Meehan ’10 was named partner at Fox Rothschild.

Matthew J. Redding ’10 was named partner at Fox Rothschild.

Katherine M. Fix ’12 joined Robinson+Cole as an associate attorney.

Joseph J. Mahady ’12 was named partner at Reed Smith LLP.

Keith Feigenbaum ’14 LLM joined the Government Contracts Practice at Duane Morris LLP.

Andrew M. Logan ’16 LLM joined Blank Rome LLP as an associate attorney in the Tax, Benefits, and Private Client group.

Mitchell J. Ream ’18 joined Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP as an associate attorney.

 

In Memoriam:

John G. Kneafsey, Esq. ’54 CLAS, ’57 CWSL

August T. Groover, Esq. ’58

John B. Donohue Jr. ’67

William F. Losquadro, Esq. ’67

 

Craig Karsnitz ’77 was confirmed as a Superior Court judge in Sussex County Delaware.

David Bornn ’81 was named Chief Legal Counsel to U.S. Virgin Islands Cabinet.

Kathleen D. Wilkinson ‘81 received the second Pennsylvania Bar Association C. Dale McClain Quality of Life/Balance Award.

Gregory Gifford ’84 was included in the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list in the practice areas of Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation and Land Use and Zoning Law.

J. Gordon Cooney Jr. ’84 was elected to The American Law Institute.

William C. Stubits ’85 joined Rawle & Henderson LLP as of counsel to the firm.

John K. Fiorillo ’89 was elected vice president of the Chester County Bar Association.

Angelo Onofri ’90 was selected by The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s Delaware Valley Chapter to receive its highest honor, the Robert F. Casciola Distinguished American Award.

Cynthia M. Ward ’94 was elected district judge in Lansing, Michigan.

Marilou E. Watson ‘94 was awarded the Honorable Horace A. Davenport Diversity Award by the Montgomery Bar Association.

David J. Glass ’96 published his book, Moving On: Redesigning Your Emotional, Financial & Social Life After Divorce.

James B. MacDonald ’97 joined Stevens & Lee as co-chair of the Technology Group.

Theodore Claypool ’98 JD, ’03 LLM was re-elected as treasurer of the Chester County Housing Authority.

Michelle M. Forsell ’03 was elected to the board of the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce for 2019.

Megan E. Grossman ’03 was named co-vice chair of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP’s life sciences practice.

Robert G. Ruggieri ’03 JD, ’04 MBA was named partner at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC.

Monica M. Littman ’04 was elected to the board of directors of the Mid-Atlantic Collectors Association, the regional affiliate of ACA International, the trade association of credit and collection professionals.

Mariel J. Giletto ’05 was promoted to shareholder at Parker McCay.

Allison B. Newhart '05 was appointed vice chancellor and general counsel of North Carolina State University.

Adam Berardi ’07 was promoted to counsel at White and Williams LLP.

Kevin Koscil ’08 was promoted to counsel at White and Williams LLP.

John Larkin ‘09 was elected vice president of the Radnor, PA Board of Commissioners.

Sean P. McConnell ’09 was named partner at Duane Morris LLP.

Louis Fiorilla ’10 was named partner at Burr & Forman LLP.

Liz Gee '13 joined Tanenbaum Keale as an associate attorney.

Daniel E. Pierson ‘13 joined Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano as an associate attorney.

Abbey M. Horwitz ’18 LLM joined Norris McLaughlin, P.A. as an associate attorney.

Christopher M. Lambe ‘18 joined Fox Rothschild LLP as an associate attorney.

Robert K. Stalzer ’18 joined Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as an associate attorney in the Commercial Law Counseling group.

Ryan P. Duffy ’17 joined Capehart Scatchard’s Litigation Department as an associate attorney.

 

In Memoriam:
Leon A. “Lee” Mankowski ‘59

John J. Duffy Jr. ‘62

Eric R. Shimer ‘73

Henry E. Oliver ‘76

Ted A. Kirchner ’76 CLAS, ’79 CWSL

J. Edmund Mullin ’63 CLAS, ‘66 CWSL was named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Philadelphia.

Matthew R. Sorrentino ’75 left Norris McLaughlin & Marcus to serve as Chief Legal Officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Deborah M. Lerner ’77 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 list.

James J. Garrity ’77 was included for Municipal Law, and Land Use and Zoning Law in The Best Lawyers in America. He was also named The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Municipal Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Philadelphia.

Gaetan J. Alfano ’77 was named on The Best Lawyers in America list for Commercial Litigation for the sixth year in a row.

Mary Cushing Doherty ’78 was named Lawyer of the Year in Family Law Mediation on The Best Lawyers in America 2019 list and was also included on the list in Family Law and Family Law Arbitration.

Jan Scott Beck ’80 JD, ’85 LLM was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of A-1 Roof Trusses.

David J. Brooman ’82 was named Top Lawyer in Environmental Law for 2018 by Main Line Today Magazine. He was also named to The Best Lawyers in America 2019 list for Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation.

Francis (Frank) Correll, Jr. ’87 will become co-chair of Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP’s Bankruptcy/Corporate Restructuring Department effective January 2019.

Stephan L. Cutler ‘87, will become co-chair of Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP’s Real Estate Department effective January 2019.

Thomas Wehner ’87 joined Chartwell Law Offices, LLP as a workers’ compensation attorney.

Elise A. Fialkowski ’91 was included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the area of immigration law.

Bryant D. Lim ’96 was appointed as General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Patricia Vella ‘96 was elected to the American College of Governance Counsel.

Andrea B. Tuominen ’97 was re-appointed as co-chair of the PBA’s Women in the Profession Commission.   

James B. Shrimp ’99 was named Top Lawyer in Labor Law for 2018 by Main Line Today Magazine.

James S. Beall ’99 was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 list.

Graham Simmons ’04 was named Co- Chair of the Business Law Group at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus.

Edward Easterly ’06 spoke at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Summit on September 12.

Michael J. Frantz, Jr. ‘06 was appointed to the Board of Governors for the Ohio State Bar Association.

Eileen F. Carroll ’07, was named Special Needs Trust and Guardianship Officer at Pennsylvania Trust.

John Larkin ’09 has been named to the board of directors of United Way of Chester County.

Bianca N. Iozzia ’11 VSB, ’14 CWSL published “Crossing the Pay Gap: Tips for Employers Considering Pay Adjustments to Achieve Pay Equity” in The National Law Review on Sept. 7.

Cali Eckler ’14 joined Rivkin Radler LLP in the Professional Liability practice group in New York.

Samuel Carter '15 joined the State of Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation as an attorney in its Office of Securities.

Mary Balkin ’15 joined Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP as an associate in the real estate practice group.

Mary R. LaSota ’16 LLM was named Top Lawyer in Trusts & Wills for 2018 by Main Line Today Magazine.

 

In Memoriam:

Richard Dolan ‘58
Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin ’76
Joseph Lawless ’76
Sarah Havas Verti
‘06

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