Additions

Jonathan R. Flora joined Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads‘ tax practice group within the firm’s business department in Philadelphia.

Flora focuses his practice on advising clients on federal, state and local tax issues.

He has represented clients on tax planning and structuring for a broad range of transactions, such as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, redemptions, liquidations, securitizations, issuance of securities, licensing, workouts and tax-free exchanges.

Honored

The Pennsylvania Bar Association‘s Commission on Women in the Profession named Cozen O’Connor to its “Honor Roll of Legal Organizations Welcoming Women Professionals.”

Cozen O’Connor was selected for its programs and initiatives that help women lawyers continue and advance in their professional careers.

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Marilou E. Watson, a partner with Fox Rothschild, received the 2014 Sprowls Lecture Award.

The annual award, presented by the Temple University School of Pharmacy and its alumni association, celebrates an individual who has achieved recognition in pharmacy for significant contributions to the profession.

Watson focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law with an emphasis on foreign and domestic patent prosecution, client counseling, infringement analysis and patent invalidity.

Speakers

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young managing partner Jeffrey A. Lutsky presented opening remarks at the Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia‘s Designing Leadership Program.

Lutsky has served as Stradley Ronon’s managing partner since 2005, and is responsible for implementing the strategic vision and direction of the firm.

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Frank D. Allen, chair of the personal injury practice group at Archer & Greiner, was featured on a panel of experts for “The Art of Chunking: Creating Persuasive Litigation Graphics Using Optimal Encoding for Memory,” a webinar presented by the American Society of Trial Consultants.

Allen specializes in civil jury trials and the craft of trial advocacy.

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Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller shareholder Robert L. Ebby served as a course planner for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute‘s “Effective Deposition of Financial and Economic Experts” program.

At the event, attendees learned to build strategies for deposing financial experts from expert speakers.

Ebby, a litigator, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation including insurance coverage, intellectual property, real estate and antitrust litigation.

He is a member of the firm’s board of directors and works in the firm’s Philadelphia and New Jersey offices. •