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Elected and Appointed

Blank Rome partner Christopher Lewis, who serves as the firm’s chief officer of diversity and inclusion, was appointed to the Delaware River Port Authority board of commissioners for a five-year term.

The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency that serves as steward of four bridges that cross the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The DRPA is administered by a 16-member board of commissioners, eight from each state, who are appointed by their respective governors.

At Blank Rome, Lewis concentrates his practice on energy and public utility law, representing utilities, electric generation suppliers, developers and others in regulatory proceedings, litigation and transactional matters.


Robert H. Louis, of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, was appointed to the newly created Financial Services and Retirement Planning Committee of the American Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division.

The committee is charged with assisting those nearing and in retirement to plan for a meaningful and satisfying retirement, which may include continued professional activities.

Louis is a partner in Saul Ewing’s estate planning and administration practice.

He has many years of experience in assisting clients in preserving and passing on wealth and business ownership across the generations.

In this work, he helps clients to develop family business succession plans, often involving benefit planning.


Lamb McErlane partner Lawrence “Skip” Persick presented the Legislative Update at the Pennsylvania Bar Association family law section’s winter meeting in New Orleans.

Persick serves as co-chair of the section’s legislative committee and a member of the council.

Persick also presented, “Shhhh. It’s Confidential” along with Deni Morton at the Chester County Bar Association’s family law section on the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Court’s new policy on public access to court records.

At Lamb McErlane Persick represents clients involved in divorces, custody disputes, child support matters and adoptions.

His experience also includes cases dealing with juvenile dependency and the termination of parental rights.


Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law is set to host the fourth annual Fashion Law Symposium “The Rules of Fashion: Understanding the Regulatory Side of the Fashion Industry” Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The symposium will bring together lawyers and nonlawyers to examine the various regulations that fashion designers and companies regularly encounter.

This year’s event will include discussions on the interaction between the fashion industry and employment law, real estate, international sourcing and production.

Sponsored by the Fashion Law Society and the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship, this symposium is set to feature fashion experts and trendsetters in the industry, including Justin Zamparelli, general counsel at Vineyard Vines; Michael Marra, co-regional managing partner at Fisher & Phillips; Nadeem Malik, senior store design project manager—international at Michael Kors; and Alexa McDevitt, Davids Bridal associate corporate counsel.