Elected and appointed

Anthony R. La Ratta, a partner with Archer & Greiner, was appointed to the equity jurisprudence committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

The committee provides programs designed to improve the skills of NJSBA members when practicing before the general equity courts, and facilitates interaction between the general equity judiciary and the association.

La Ratta is based in Archer & Greiner’s Haddonfield, N.J., office, where he concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation with an emphasis on probate matters, estates, trusts, guardianships and fiduciaries.


Daniel Mateo, a partner at Reed Smith, was chosen by the Hispanic National Bar Association to serve as its general counsel.

The HNBA is a nonprofit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants and law students in the United States and its territories.

Mateo is a litigator who specializes in handling complex business/commercial litigation for branded and generic pharmaceutical companies.


The Delaware Valley Law Firm Marketing Group is set to host a presentation on recent trends in legal marketing and strategies for reaching new levels of success at noon September 24 in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton, 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th and Arch streets.

The presentation will be given by Susan Saltonstall Duncan, founder and president of RainMaking Oasis, a business development and management consulting firm that helps lawyers and law firms create, execute and evaluate effective business development initiatives.

To register and read more about the event, visit http://www.dvlawmarketing.org/rsvp.php.


Join The Legal, in partnership with Furia Rubel Marketing and Public Relations, on Friday for our Litigation Summit at the Sofitel Hotel, 120 S. 17th St., Philadelphia.

The six-hour CLE program will cover the latest trends and issues in litigation that affect your law practice.

Seminar topics include new technology in the courtroom, cross-examining financial experts, and jury consulting.

Registration and breakfast are set from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., with the program running from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To register, log on to www.thelegalintel.com/summit or contact Diane McCollum at 215-557-2335 or dmccollum@alm.com.


Kathryn R. Doyle joined Saul Ewing as a partner.

She is the newest member of the life sciences, patent and intellectual property practices, resident in the Philadelphia office.

A patent attorney with a Ph.D. in virology and cell and molecular biology, Doyle represents universities and companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and nationally in identifying, protecting and enforcing their intellectual property in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, genomics and medical devices.


The Delaware Business Court Insider is seeking contributors to provide analysis and insight into recent Delaware Court of Chancery decisions, as well as litigation and issues currently of interest to the business law community.

Potential topics that would be appropriate include, but are not limited to, arbitration, books-and-records requests, breach of contract lawsuits, controlling stockholder litigation, derivative claims, discovery disputes in commercial litigation, corporate dissolution, breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits, intellectual property litigation, jurisdictional battles in corporate litigation, merger and acquisition lawsuits, special committee decisions, corporate governance, limited liability company litigation and limited partnership agreement litigation.

Examples of articles written for DBCI are available online at www.delbizcourt.com. For more information, contact Ben Seal at bseal@alm.com. •