Additions

Michael P. Hogan joined Conrad O’Brien as an associate, based in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Hogan has a litigation practice, focusing on complex commercial and products liability actions.

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Jeffrey D. Kaiser joined Spector Gadon & Rosen‘s real estate department.

Kaiser’s practice focuses on real estate, corporate, financing, and energy transactions.

Elected and Appointed

Stephen S. Aichele, a partner in Saul Ewing‘s real estate practice and the former general counsel and chief of staff to Gov.Tom Corbett, was unanimously confirmed by the state Senate to serve on the board of the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System.

Aichele returned to Saul Ewing in November 2013 after leaving the firm in January 2011 to serve in the governor’s cabinet.

Events

At the Philadelphia chapter of the Legal Marketing Association‘s June educational program, a panel of senior-level marketers and strategists are set to discuss top priorities and trends in the industry, sharing tips on cost management, efficient resource utilization and demonstrating success to their clients and law firms.

The event is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. June 19 at Dechert.

Preregister by noon June 18 at http://legalmarketing.org/metrophilly.

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The casualty department of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin hosted a seminar, “Insurance Fraud 360,” at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

The program covered current topics in insurance fraud in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Speakers

Joanne M. Murray of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn was a panelist at a Philadelphia Bar Association‘s small business committee/Pennsylvania Bar Institute program titled “The Rise and Fall of Small Empires: Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Closely-Held Companies at Times of Formation and Distress.”

Murray concentrates her practice in the areas of business law, business transactions, contracts, banking and finance.

Honored

Willig, Williams & Davidson was named to the Honor Roll of Legal Organizations Welcoming Women Professionals by the Pennsylvania Bar Association‘s Commission on Women in the Profession.

The firm was selected based on its management philosophies and programs that help women lawyers advance in their professional careers.

Announcements

The nomination period for the 2014 Lawyers on the Fast Track is now open. If you know any outstanding attorneys under the age of 40 in Pennsylvania, nominate them for the award by downloading the nomination form at http://at.law.com/LOFT14.

The window for nominations will be open until June 27. Contact Ben Seal at bseal@alm.com or 215-557-2368 with any questions. •