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Speakers

Heather Fine of Griesing Law was a panelist on “Both Perspectives: Successfully Representing Your Client and Managing the Attorney-Client Relationship” at the 2017 Next Generation Lead Products Litigation Lawyer summit in Phoenix.

Fine is a member of Griesing Law and chair of the firm’s litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice group.

Her practice focuses on guiding each ­client through litigation matters from ­inception and preparation to ultimate resolution.

She represents national and regional ­clients, particularly in the products liability and toxic tort fields.

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Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young attorneys Kevin R. Casey, Allison Gifford and Elizabeth M. O’Donoghue presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute‘s 11th annual intellectual property law institute on April 27 in Philadelphia.

Their panel, “Year in Review—Trademark,” addressed, in a living room discussion format, 11 “hot” trademark ­topics from the first quarter of 2016 through the first quarter of 2017.

Casey is chair of the intellectual property and the IP litigation groups at Stradley Ronon and a member of the alternative dispute resolution group.

Gifford focuses her practice on ­trademark and copyright law and related business issues.

O’Donoghue concentrates her practice in intellectual property matters and related business issues, including assisting ­companies and individuals in industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

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McNees Wallace & Nurick attorney Debra P. Fourlas presented “Amicus Briefs as a Tool for Appeals of Municipal Law Issues” at the International Municipal Lawyers Association 2017 midyear seminar on April 23 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Fourlas, the co-chair of the appellate and post-trial practice group at McNees Wallace, led an interactive roundtable ­discussion on the strategic use of amicus briefs, including such topics as when an amicus brief is appropriate, the proper focus of an amicus brief and cooperation between parties and amici.

Fourlas practices in the area of civil litigation, with a primary focus on ­commercial litigation and appellate advocacy.

Events

The 2016 presidential campaign generated renewed interest in the need for ­comprehensive tax reform.

The president and Congress have indicated their desire to propose and pass comprehensive tax reform before the end of this year.

The 2017 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Graduate Tax Program Tax Policy Symposium on June 1 is set to explore the Blueprint for Reform that began the process and discuss ­additional plans that have been proposed.

The event is set to bring together a cross section of business leaders, from tax and accounting to legal and government to renowned academics, to discuss the economic and tax policy issues surrounding the current tax reform proposals, as well as their economic impact.

Honored

The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers selected Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Michael J. Engle as the 2017 recipient of the Charles P. Gelso’s President’s Award.

Paul H. Titus and Arleigh P. Helfer III, of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, and Law Office of Peter Goldberger‘s Peter Goldberger were recognized for their amicus work before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the case of Kuren v. Luzerne County.

The Liberty Award was awarded to Widener University Delaware Law School professor Leonard Sosnov.

MacElree Harvey Ltd. partner Peter E. Kratsa was announced as the 2017 President’s and Directors’ Commendation Award Recipient.

Speakers

Heather Fine of Griesing Law was a panelist on “Both Perspectives: Successfully Representing Your Client and Managing the Attorney-Client Relationship” at the 2017 Next Generation Lead Products Litigation Lawyer summit in Phoenix.

Fine is a member of Griesing Law and chair of the firm’s litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice group.

Her practice focuses on guiding each ­client through litigation matters from ­inception and preparation to ultimate resolution.

She represents national and regional ­clients, particularly in the products liability and toxic tort fields.

*****

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young attorneys Kevin R. Casey, Allison Gifford and Elizabeth M. O’Donoghue presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute‘s 11th annual intellectual property law institute on April 27 in Philadelphia.

Their panel, “Year in Review—Trademark,” addressed, in a living room discussion format, 11 “hot” trademark ­topics from the first quarter of 2016 through the first quarter of 2017.

Casey is chair of the intellectual property and the IP litigation groups at Stradley Ronon and a member of the alternative dispute resolution group.

Gifford focuses her practice on ­trademark and copyright law and related business issues.

O’Donoghue concentrates her practice in intellectual property matters and related business issues, including assisting ­companies and individuals in industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

*****

McNees Wallace & Nurick attorney Debra P. Fourlas presented “Amicus Briefs as a Tool for Appeals of Municipal Law Issues” at the International Municipal Lawyers Association 2017 midyear seminar on April 23 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Fourlas, the co-chair of the appellate and post-trial practice group at McNees Wallace , led an interactive roundtable ­discussion on the strategic use of amicus briefs, including such topics as when an amicus brief is appropriate, the proper focus of an amicus brief and cooperation between parties and amici.

Fourlas practices in the area of civil litigation, with a primary focus on ­commercial litigation and appellate advocacy.

Events

The 2016 presidential campaign generated renewed interest in the need for ­comprehensive tax reform.

The president and Congress have indicated their desire to propose and pass comprehensive tax reform before the end of this year.

The 2017 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Graduate Tax Program Tax Policy Symposium on June 1 is set to explore the Blueprint for Reform that began the process and discuss ­additional plans that have been proposed.

The event is set to bring together a cross section of business leaders, from tax and accounting to legal and government to renowned academics, to discuss the economic and tax policy issues surrounding the current tax reform proposals, as well as their economic impact.

Honored

The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers selected Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Michael J. Engle as the 2017 recipient of the Charles P. Gelso’s President’s Award.

Paul H. Titus and Arleigh P. Helfer III, of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis , and Law Office of Peter Goldberger‘s Peter Goldberger were recognized for their amicus work before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the case of Kuren v. Luzerne County.

The Liberty Award was awarded to Widener University Delaware Law School professor Leonard Sosnov.

MacElree Harvey Ltd. partner Peter E. Kratsa was announced as the 2017 President’s and Directors’ Commendation Award Recipient.