The Jenkins Law Library is scheduled to be closed October 14 for Columbus Day.

The library is set to reopen October 15 and resume normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Stuart W. Davidson, a partner with Willig, Williams & Davidson, was honored by the City of Hope and the Tri-State Labor & Management Council with the Spirit of Life Award.

Davidson was presented with the award September 19 during a gala reception in Philadelphia.

Michael J. Hanlon, a shareholder in the labor and employment section of the Philadelphia office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, was also honored.

Davidson represents both public- and private-sector unions by leading contract negotiations, presenting interest and grievance arbitrations, representing employee benefit funds and advising clients on internal union matters.


The Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel is scheduled to host a CLE program at 12:15 p.m. October 15 at the Philadelphia Racquet Club.

The program, “Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s Guide to Mediation,” will be presented by Robert J. Cosgrove of Wade Clark Mulcahy.

The price is $45 for PADC members and $90 for others. Lunch is included.

For more information, call 800-734-0737.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania is set to present its civil liberties awards at its annual Bill of Rights Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the National Museum of American Jewish History, Fifth and Market streets, Philadelphia.

Paul Messing of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg is set to receive the Civil Liberties Pioneer Award, given to a person who helps advance and defend civil liberties.

The organization will also present Civil Libertarian Awards to Issak Wolfe, a transgender student from the Red Lion School District who stood up for his rights, and to the clients and key witnesses in the lawsuit challenging the voter ID law.

For tickets, visit For information, contact Tiffanny Walsh at 215-592-1513 x124 or

Elected and Appointed

Thomas H. May, a shareholder with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, was elected chair of the federal court section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

May is chair of the firm’s employment and labor law group.

He concentrates his practice in the areas of employment and labor law and civil rights.

Merle R. Ochrach, a principal in Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin‘s real estate department, was elected to the board of directors of Montgomery Theater in Souderton, Pa.

Montgomery Theater is a not-for-profit theater housed in the structure that was once the Souderton firehouse.

Ochrach, who has practiced real estate law for more than 20 years, represents municipalities, municipal authorities (water and sewer and industrial development authorities), developers and homeowners.


Cohen, Placitella & Roth added three attorneys to its complex litigation group.

Robert L. Pratter joined as a commercial litigator with a focus on corporate governance and insurance regulatory and transaction matters.

Jacob A. Goldberg focuses his practice on class action litigation under the federal securities laws, the enforcement of states’ corporation laws, the protection of consumers and integrity of markets and enforcement of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Alessandra Phillips joined as an associate. She focuses on shareholder and derivative class action litigation under the federal securities laws and the states’ corporation and securities laws. •