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Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC
The Mississippi Business Review noted that Colleen S. Welch a corporate defense attorney with the national law firm, was awarded the 2018 Curtis E. Coker Access to Justice Award from the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project on September 13, 2018.
New Vitae Recovery and Wellness
Lehigh Valley Business announced that long-time employee, Kathi Eichman was promoted to vice president of quality, safety and compliance. She most recently served as director of quality and compliance, focusing her efforts on clinical services.
Co-founder and owner Adam Devlin was reappointed to Philadelphia Mayor Kenney’s Commission on People with Disabilities. The commission focuses on creating policies that support the inclusion of those who identify with a cognitive or physical disability. Devlin serves as the chair of the Behavioral Health Committee emphasizing hope, recovery, and equality for the Philadelphia community.
Panitch Schwarze Bellisario & Nadel LLP
Intellectual property attorney Bridget H. Labutta participated in a professional development roundtable at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law. Labutta discussed her career path and provided insight into the qualities that make a successful intellectual property attorney.
Several of the firm’s women attorneys and their clients attended the 2018 Pennsylvania Conference for Women held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The conference, the largest of its kind on the East Coast is a bipartisan, empowerment and educational event held each year to benefit the women in the region.
Penn Community Bank
The Bucks County Herald reported that Penn Community Bank, the region’s leading independent, mutual bank, announced that President and CEO Jeane M. Vidoni was elected as the Pennsylvania Member Director for the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) of Pittsburgh’s Board of Directors. She will serve a four-year term beginning on Jan. 1, 2019. To read more, click here and turn to page D1.
On October 3, Bucks County Opportunity Council presented an award to Penn Community Bank for its 20-years of support to the Economic Self-Sufficiency Program.
The Intelligencer noted that Chief Administrative Officer Diane Brown was appointed president of Children’s Developmental Program in Richland Township. Serving on the board since 2013, Brown most recently served as interim president. In other news, Brown was appointed to the Administrative Committee of the American Bankers Association’s Mutual Institutions Council.
Todd Hurley was featured in the Bucks County Herald for an Op-Ed he wrote about affordable housing and the nonprofit efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County. To read more, click here and go to page A11 of the newspaper.
Senior staff accountant, Falesha Grasty was appointed to the Pearl S. Buck International board of directors. She will serve on the finance committee.
Penn Investment Advisors
Chief Operating Officer Sean Schmid, of Penn Investment Advisors took part in a six-session certificate program at Bucks County Community College called Launch Pad To Success. The program was held at the college’s Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.
Firm partner and education attorney Katherine H. Meehan was featured in Pivot.Today’s Delaware County Leadership column in late September.
Personal injury and criminal litigation attorney Laura Dugan was recently featured in the online magazine Pivot.Today.
Senior associate, Ernest Spiros Angelos authored an article titled, “Selling a Delaware County Business? Here’s How.”
The family law firm Shemtob Law has rebranded itself as Shemtob Draganosky Taylor, P.C. with a new name and new website.
Stoel Rives LLP
The Idaho Press announced that partner Wendy Olsen was named president-elect of the Idaho Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. In other news Olsen was selected by the Concordia University School of Law to receive its 2018 “Leaders in Action” award. The award recognizes leaders who have made significant contributions to improving Idaho and the lives of its residents.
Idaho and Sacramento Innovation Awards finalists were announced. The awards for Idaho were given out on Oct. 17 while the Sacramento awards were announced on Nov. 1.
The Idaho Business Review mentioned two Stoel Rives awards. The firm won the Construction Lawyers Society of America Law Firm Award, and the 2018 Diversity Law Institute Law Firm Diversity Award at the 2018 CLSA International Conference & Induction of Fellows.
According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, firm partner Anthony R. Miles was elected to chair the board of ArtsFund. The nonprofit’s core mission is to strengthen the community by supporting leadership, advocacy and grant making for the arts in Seattle.
Environmental attorney Laura Kerr, was selected by the Oregon State Bar to receive its 2018 President’s Public Service Award.
Attorney Jessica Bayles has joined the firm in the Energy Development group in the Washington, D.C. office. Bayles focuses her law practice on energy regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. She has significant experience in complex litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
PowerMag.com featured an article on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and tax reform written by Richard Bonnifield and Jessica Bayles.
Willig, Williams & Davidson
Speaking to her peers and the editors at The Legal Intelligencer, Amy Rosenberger discussed the recruitment and retention of women lawyers at the Women in Law Roundtable.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette wrote that Richard Poulson, representing the Fraternal Order of Police in Pittsburgh, argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court about the city’s compensation package for its police officers.
Marianne Henry Saylor’s article, “Pursuing Unreasonable Contest Attorney Fees in Workers’ Compensation Cases” was featured in The Legal Intelligencer’s Oct. 26th edition.
CBS reporter Cherri Gregg interviewed Willig, Williams & Davidson partner Michael Dryden who represented Philadelphia firefighter Scott Sladek in a case that set a precedent for firefighters across Pennsylvania. After being diagnosed with malignant melanoma, Sladek had difficulty proving a workers’ compensation case to the City of Philadelphia. Dryden argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Fire Dept. vs. W.C.A.B. (Sladek). The court’s decision is the first to decisively address the burden of proof placed upon a firefighter or firefighter dependent under the Cancer Presumption Provisions added to the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act in 2011.
Willig, Williams & Davidson has received the Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s 2018 Pro Bono Award in recognition of their dedication to providing pro bono legal services to those in need. Deborah R. Willig and firm attorneys Ralph J. Teti, Kristine A. Phillips, Linda M. Martin, Susan Bahme Blumenfeld, Lauren Hoye, and Ryan A. Hancock were present to accept the award.
Labor, workers’ compensation and employment attorney Jessica Caggiano recently had an article published in The Legal Intelligencer, “Medical Marijuana, Controlled-Substance Use and the DrugFree Workplace.”