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Additions

The SchwartzJordan Law Group added Caitlin B. Cherkin to the firm as an associate in the exclusive practice of domestic relations law, including divorce, support, custody, protection from abuse, adoption and the preparation of pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Cherkin previously was associated with Petrelli Previtera Schimmel in Philadelphia and is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bar.

She earned her law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in 2016.

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Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford added Daniel Mulligan and Matthew P. Strauskulage as associates in its Pennsylvania office.

Mulligan received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School.

Prior to joining the firm, Mulligan worked for a New Jersey law firm and also served as a law clerk to Judge Eugene J. McCaffrey Jr.

Strauskulage received his J.D. from Drexel University School of Law.

Prior to joining Landman Corsi, he was a law clerk for Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Abbe F. Fletman and earlier was an associate at another Philadelphia law firm.

Speakers

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young counsel George Michael Gerstein is set to serve as a panelist at the Pensions & Investments 401(k)/403(b) Investment Lineup Conference May 1 in Dallas and May 3 in New York.

Gerstein’s panel, “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Governance and the Evolving Role of D.C. Plan Sponsor as Fiduciary,” will discuss how plan sponsors can meet their Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 fiduciary responsibilities, clarify any misunderstandings about what is required, and suggest ways of improving plan structure and menu design to enable better decision-making by participants.

Gerstein co-chairs the fiduciary governance group and advises clients on the fiduciary and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA.

Elected and Appointed

Swartz Campbell attorney Peter L. LeJeune was elected to partnership in the firm.

LeJeune joined the firm in 2010 as part of the toxic tort litigation group.

He has been practicing for the last seven years in the area of Pennsylvania asbestos litigation. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania in 2003, he practiced in the area of general civil and commercial litigation for 10 years in Missouri.

He is also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Announcements

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