Romina Gomez joined Montoya Shaffer.

Gomez focuses her practice primarily on the representation of individual and corporate clients in immigration law.

Elected and Appointed

Stevens & Lee shareholder James C. Schwartzman was appointed chair of the Interest on Lawyers Trust Account board, an appointed board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania that provides funds for legal aid to the poor, effective September 1.

Schwartzman has experience representing and counseling lawyers, law firms and judges on ethics-related issues. He has trial experience in civil and criminal matters in most of the courts in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Zygmont Pines, Pennsylvania state court administrator, was named president of the Conference of State Court Administrators and vice chair of the National Center for State Courts board of directors.

Both positions are one-year terms.

Pines was appointed court administrator of Pennsylvania in 2000.


Faye Riva Cohen, principal of the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, led a CLE seminar August 2 in King of Prussia, Pa., regarding commercial leases.

Barry L. Cohen, a partner with Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, spoke during the American Bar Association's annual meeting as part of the intellectual property section's annual meeting August 11.

The topic was "Review of Recent and Pending Appellate Trademark Cases and Predicting Their Effect."


Arthur Bugay, a partner with Galfand Berger, will be teaching products liability law at Temple University's Beasley School of Law for the fall 2013 semester.

His practice areas at the firm include products liability, construction accident litigation, personal injury litigation, negligent security and employment law.


In a story, "Medical-Legal Partnership Expanding in Pennsylvania," published in The Legal on August 9, it should have been reported that Jamie Ware, a Philadelphia attorney and policy director at the National Nursing Centers Consortium, said national surveys indicate patients tend to trust nurses more than members of any other profession. It also should have been reported that Legal Clinic for the Disabled staff attorney Ben Beck-Coon had the idea to establish the first medical-legal partnership in a nurse-managed clinic. It also should have been reported that the NNCC does not offer direct legal assistance to patients.

The article titled "Firms Eye Pseudo-Mergers as Way to Avoid Liabilities," published in The Legal on Tuesday, should have identified Galli and Reilly as a Montgomery County firm.