Events

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is set to host the 13th annual Night of Champions fundraiser on Friday at Penns Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia.

A VIP reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

The evening includes the presentation of the 2013 Champion in the Community Award to Lauren E. DeBruicker and Joel D. Feldman.

DeBruicker is a partner at Duane Morris in Philadelphia and Feldman is a lawyer at Anapol Schwartz in Philadelphia.

Additions

Daniel P. Robinson joined Capehart Scatchard‘s workers’ compensation department in its Mt. Laurel, N.J., office.

Robinson represents insurance carriers and employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims at all stages of litigation.

Stacy A. Tees joined Goldberg Segalla as special counsel in its Philadelphia office.

Tees is a member of the firm’s workers’ compensation and labor and employment practice groups.

She focuses her practice on all aspects of workers’ compensation law.

Yin Shao joined Volpe and Koenig as a technical adviser.

Shao focuses his practice on preparation and prosecution of U.S., international and foreign patent applications in the electrical and computer software fields.

His technical experience includes technologies that have been widely adopted in both wireless and optical communication systems.

Announcements

Rawle & Henderson formed a child advocacy practice group to improve its attorneys’ service to the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates.

John T. Donovan, a partner in the Philadelphia office, chairs the practice group, whose members include Patrice O’Brien, Cynthia Certo, Brett Wolfson, Linda Dobbins, Melissa Knoerzer and Lisa Prince.

Rawle & Henderson organized the practice group so that individual attorneys’ pro bono efforts can be better coordinated to support the center.

Stewart Bernstiel & Rebar changed its name to Stewart Bernstiel Rebar Smith with the addition of its newest shareholder, Michael J. Smith, and partner, Bryan W. Petrilla.

Smith joins as a principal and shareholder practicing in the area of complex litigation.

Petrilla is a partner practicing in the area of complex litigation.

Elected and Appointed

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Ellen Rosen Rogoff was appointed to the board of directors of Lantern Theater Co., a Philadelphia-based artistic group that produces a range of classic, modern and original works.

Rogoff practices in the areas of employment law and complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on products liability and mass tort claims, defense of class actions and other corporate disputes.

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads partner Phyllis H. Weisberg was appointed to serve as chair of the cooperative and condominium law committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Weisberg’s real estate practice has an emphasis on cooperative and condominium matters.

Honored

Patrick J. Murphy, former congressman and veteran and current litigation partner with Fox Rothschild, is set to be awarded the 2013 Straight Ally Hero Award from the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund at a reception May 19.

The DVLF strives to increase philanthropy and grantmaking to support the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and straight-allied communities.

Murphy is the author and chief sponsor of the bill repealing the U.S. Department of Defense’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy concerning gay service members.

He advises a broad range of clients on legislative, regulatory, public policy and advocacy matters. •