Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young attorney Josh Shapiro was the keynote speaker at the annual alumni dinner meeting for the Associated Alumni of the Central High School on June 3.

Shapiro focuses his practice on general corporate work, real estate and regulatory compliance.

He has worked in private legal practice and government for more than a decade and currently serves as chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.

Michael H. Gaier of Shaffer & Gaier presented "Don't Lose Your Shirt and Your Home: What Professionals Must Know About the Tricky Area of Foreclosure Defense" for the Burlington County Bar Association in Mt. Holly, N.J.

Gaier provided in-depth insight into how homeowners who have become delinquent in their mortgage payments have numerous legal options to save their home, either in conjunction with a foreclosure action or with other remedies.

Joining Gaier was Carrie J. Boyle, a bankruptcy attorney with McDowell Posternock in Maple Shade, N.J. Boyle addressed the interplay of foreclosure and bankruptcy and the potential effects of Chapters 13 and 7.

Marc S. Raspanti, a partner in the law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, presented at the American Bar Association'sNational False Claims Act and Qui Tam Trial Institute from June 5-7 in Washington, D.C.

Raspanti participated on the panel of "Direct and Cross of Witness 2" in the mock False Claims Act trial.

The two-day mock trial was from jury selection through jury deliberations and covered all of the challenges involved in litigating an FCA case.


Christopher Maloney joined Ross Feller Casey as an associate in Philadelphia.

Maloney concentrates his practice on all areas of personal injury law, including medical malpractice, premises liability and products liability cases.

Maloney comes to the firm after a 21-year career as a prosecutor in Montgomery County, where he represented victims of serious crimes.

Elected and Appointed

Nevena Simidjiyska, an attorney in the Philadelphia office of Fox Rothschild, was reappointed to the steering committee of the American Bar Association's export controls and economic sanctions committee.

Simidjiyska has served in the role since August 2012 and will continue in the role for the 2013-14 year.

She will assist the committee with education, outreach and advocacy in the areas of U.S. export controls and economic sanctions and embargoes.

Simidjiyska represents both domestic and international clients in import and export control matters.