Additions

Brooks Foland joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin as a shareholder in the firm’s Harrisburg, Pa., office.

A member of the firm’s casualty department, he works with some of the country’s largest insurers, focusing his practice on general liability and insurance coverage and bad faith matters.

Foland was previously a partner with Thomas, Thomas & Hafer in Harrisburg.

Varun Shekhar joined Babst Calland as associate in the firm’s environmental services group.

Shekhar’s practice encompasses a 
variety of federal and state environmental matters, including air quality permitting, hazardous waste and toxic substance management, remediation, and occupational health and safety.

Joshua C. Vaughn joined the Pittsburgh office of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott.

He joined as an associate in the labor and employment practice.

Vaughn focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling.

He has defended employment cases on the state and federal level, including wage-and-hour class and collective actions involving claims for overtime, minimum wage, meal and rest breaks, “suitable seats,” expense reimbursements and waiting-time penalties.

Speakers

Kevin L. Connors, the managing partner of Connors Law, served as a panel member at the American Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Mid-Winter Seminar and Conference in Chicago.

He presented on a panel chair moderated by Workers’ Compensation Judge David Torrey, addressing “Negotiation and Mediation Techniques: The Latest Advice, the Latest Literature.”

Honored

Marc Robert Steinberg, managing partner at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, was named an MCAP Hero by the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project.

The organization is a nonprofit corporation that provides pro bono legal services and support to children in Montgomery County who are victims of abuse or who are involved in a proceeding in which parents or guardians are adversaries.

Steinberg was named managing partner of Rubin Glickman in 1980 and has been with the firm since 1976.

Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox was selected as the winner of the first Law Office Sustainability Program Award of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Pennsylvania Lawyers United for Sustainability (PLUS) Program.

The PBA environmental and energy law section is set to present the award at its 2014 annual dinner Thursday in Harrisburg, Pa.

Manko Gold’s commitment to sustainability is demonstrated in the firm’s professional practice, its community leadership and in the guidance provided to its clients.

The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Conference of County Bar Leaders honored Butler, Pa., lawyer Marion Laffey-Ferry with its Chief Justice John P. Flaherty Award.

Kelley Harley, PBA young lawyer division Zone 10 chair and Butler County Bar Association’s young lawyers chairperson, presented the award to Laffey-Ferry during the 48th annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders in State College, Pa.

Laffey-Ferry is the Zone 10 governor on the PBA’s board of governors.

She has served in the PBA House of Delegates since 1996.

Announcements

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If you’re a plaintiffs or defense attorney who has obtained a verdict or settlement in Pennsylvania county or federal court recently, contact Zack Needles at zneedles@alm.com or Max Mitchell at mmitchell@alm.com. •