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Speakers

Conrad O’Brien partner Patricia Hamill is set to speak at the third annual Symposium on Representing Students Accused of Sexual Assault in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

The symposium will feature leading ­attorneys with experience in handling ­student conduct hearings at various stages, as well as attorneys who handle subsequent litigation against educational institutions.

Hamill’s presentation is titled, “Informal Discussion of Settlements: What is Possible?”

Hamill is co-chair of the firm’s complex commercial litigation practice group and represents Fortune 500 companies to defend consumer fraud and securities class action lawsuits as well as other complex commercial litigation.

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Blank Rome‘s Matthew Homyk is set to speak at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law‘s third annual Fashion Law Symposium on Feb. 24.

Homyk’s panel, “The Latest Trends Affecting the Internet’s Impact on the Fashion Industry,” will discuss the issues and challenges facing fashion companies as well as individual designers due to the growth of the internet and social media.

Topics include technology, e-commerce, advertising, marketing, consumer protection and privacy and data security for a fashion company.

In addition, this panel plans to address counseling a fashion client’s use of social media platforms.

Additions

The Duane Morris tax accounting group added Joann I. Camm as senior manager and Shawn P. O’Neill as tax specialist in Philadelphia.

Camm has more than 25 years of ­experience in federal, state and local income taxation, with particular emphasis on tax compliance, planning and minimization strategies for closely held businesses, including substantial audit and accounting experience, analysis of financial transactions, trends and operating results, and the preparation and analysis of financial statements and related disclosures. She also has experience in income tax compliance and planning for high net worth individuals.

Camm graduated from Holy Family University with a bachelor’s degree.

O’Neill will be responsible for tax planning and compliance activities, including tax minimization strategies, for a diverse client base including high net worth individuals and trusts.

He will also provide custom accounting activities for small businesses and family offices.

O’Neill graduated from La Salle University with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.

Elected and Appointed

On Feb. 6, the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania elected its officers for 2017.

The board re-elected James C. Schwartzman as chair, Richard T. Frazier as vice chair and Judge P. Kevin Brobson as secretary.

The 12-member Judicial Conduct Board is an independent body of Pennsylvania citizens comprised of three judges, three lawyers and six nonlawyers.

Half of the board members are appointed by the governor and half by the state Supreme Court.

The board’s members serve four-year terms, without pay, and no more than half of its appointed members may be from the same political party.

The Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania is an independent board within the judicial branch of the state’s government responsible for reviewing, ­investigating, and, where warranted, prosecuting complaints of judicial misconduct.

Speakers

Conrad O’Brien partner Patricia Hamill is set to speak at the third annual Symposium on Representing Students Accused of Sexual Assault in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

The symposium will feature leading ­attorneys with experience in handling ­student conduct hearings at various stages, as well as attorneys who handle subsequent litigation against educational institutions.

Hamill’s presentation is titled, “Informal Discussion of Settlements: What is Possible?”

Hamill is co-chair of the firm’s complex commercial litigation practice group and represents Fortune 500 companies to defend consumer fraud and securities class action lawsuits as well as other complex commercial litigation.

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Blank Rome ‘s Matthew Homyk is set to speak at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law‘s third annual Fashion Law Symposium on Feb. 24.

Homyk’s panel, “The Latest Trends Affecting the Internet’s Impact on the Fashion Industry,” will discuss the issues and challenges facing fashion companies as well as individual designers due to the growth of the internet and social media.

Topics include technology, e-commerce, advertising, marketing, consumer protection and privacy and data security for a fashion company.

In addition, this panel plans to address counseling a fashion client’s use of social media platforms.

Additions

The Duane Morris tax accounting group added Joann I. Camm as senior manager and Shawn P. O’Neill as tax specialist in Philadelphia.

Camm has more than 25 years of ­experience in federal, state and local income taxation, with particular emphasis on tax compliance, planning and minimization strategies for closely held businesses, including substantial audit and accounting experience, analysis of financial transactions, trends and operating results, and the preparation and analysis of financial statements and related disclosures. She also has experience in income tax compliance and planning for high net worth individuals.

Camm graduated from Holy Family University with a bachelor’s degree.

O’Neill will be responsible for tax planning and compliance activities, including tax minimization strategies, for a diverse client base including high net worth individuals and trusts.

He will also provide custom accounting activities for small businesses and family offices.

O’Neill graduated from La Salle University with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.

Elected and Appointed

On Feb. 6, the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania elected its officers for 2017.

The board re-elected James C. Schwartzman as chair, Richard T. Frazier as vice chair and Judge P. Kevin Brobson as secretary.

The 12-member Judicial Conduct Board is an independent body of Pennsylvania citizens comprised of three judges, three lawyers and six nonlawyers.

Half of the board members are appointed by the governor and half by the state Supreme Court.

The board’s members serve four-year terms, without pay, and no more than half of its appointed members may be from the same political party.

The Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania is an independent board within the judicial branch of the state’s government responsible for reviewing, ­investigating, and, where warranted, prosecuting complaints of judicial misconduct.