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Honored Robert R. Baron Jr., a partner in the litigation department and member of the intellectual property group and franchise and distribution group at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, has been honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the recipients of the publication’s “40 Under 40″ awards. The awards were presented to the recipients at a ceremony on May 7 at the Sheraton Society Hill. Elected and Appointed Barry L. Klein, a partner in the employee benefits group of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, has been appointed an adjunct professor of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Klein will teach ERISA’s fiduciary provisions as part of the graduate tax program. Klein advises all types of employers, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, multinational companies, nonprofit institutions, and governmental entities with respect to their employee benefits arrangements. James J. Ferrelli, a partner at Duane Morris, was sworn in as president-elect of the Burlington County Bar Association board of trustees on June 7. Ferrelli has served on the Burlington County Bar Association board of trustees for the past seven years, including four years as a trustee and one year each as secretary, treasurer and vice president. He will serve as president-elect in 2003 before assuming the role of president in 2004 and 2005. Ferrelli practices in the areas of business, real estate, intellectual property, class action and products liability litigation and state and local government law. Speakers Steven E. Bizar and Alice Sacks Johnston, shareholders with the commercial litigation section of Buchanan Ingersoll, participated in the American Conference Institute’s Minimizing Legal Risks in Drug Advertising and Promotion seminar on June 2-3. Bizar discussed a “Report From the FTC” on the scope of authority and recent activity, the First Amendment and interaction with the FDA. Johnson addressed the “Latest Claims and the Latest Defenses,” with an update on case law and legal developments in the drug industry. Bizar concentrates his practice on complex litigation and trials, typically involving claims under the antitrust, securities and RICO statutes, unfair competition claims, or contract and business tort disputes. Johnston’s litigation practice has included major securities litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, statewide occupational safety and health (OSHA) cases, and contract, construction, real estate, products liability and insurance disputes. Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads attorneys Catherine H. Gillespie and Nancy M. Weinman were speakers at a two-day LifeSpan/PANPHA meeting recently held in Baltimore. Gillespie presented “The ‘Difficult’ Family Member.” Weinman and Gillespie presented “HIPAA: Its Effect on Long-Term-Care Providers. Gillespie is a partner at the firm and chairwoman of the firm’s long-term-care practice group. Weinman is of counsel at the firm and a member of the firm’s health law practice group. Announcement Kenneth M. Kitay & Associates announces the launch of their bilingual, Spanish and English Web site. The development of the bilingual Web site reflects Kitay’s commitment to the Spanish-speaking market with an ongoing investment to provide value-added services to Spanish-speaking clients. Event Judge Petrese B. Tucker of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will preside over a naturalization ceremony, to be held in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the U.S. District Court, 6th and Market streets, today at 10:30 a.m. Remarks on behalf of the Philadelphia Bar Association will be offered by Nicole Gerson of the association’s Young Lawyers Division. Motions will be presented by Norman McCall, district adjudications officer, and Aida Ayala, deputy clerk, will administer the oath. A response to the court on behalf of the new citizens will be announced. Approximately 100 citizens from 30 countries will become naturalized. Correction In the Summer Associates supplement, which was inserted in the Monday, June 9, edition of The Legal, statistics concerning Cozen O’Connor’s summer associate class were incorrect due to a clerical error by the firm. Cozen O’Connor should have been listed as having three summer associates from Temple University Beasley School of Law, four from Villanova University School of Law and none from Widener University Law School. This change also affects the chart on Page 19 of the supplement with the headline “Where Associates Go to Law School.” Temple now has 35 law students at responding Philadelphia area firms, Villanova has 32 and Widener has one.

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