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Speakers

Former federal appeals Judge Timothy K. Lewis, of counsel at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, spoke at a conference at Georgetown University Law Center, “Democracy in the Balance: The Essential Role of Democratic Institutions and Norms.”

Lewis addressed the importance of an independent judiciary.

Lewis is co-chair of Schnader Harrison’s ADR practice group and serves as a mediator, arbitrator, settlement counselor, and trial and appellate practitioner.

He is a past co-chair of Schnader Harrison’s appellate practice group.

Before entering private practice, Lewis served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was serving on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania when President George H. W. Bush elevated him to the court of appeals in 1992.

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Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young counsel Jana M. Landon served as a moderator at the American Bar Association’s TIPS section conference on May 2 in Los Angeles.

Landon’s panel titled “Law Firms at Risk: The Ethical Duty to Protect Client Data in the New Breach Environment,” discussed the rules and recent guidance on data storage and the best methods to address client security questions and concerns and featured in-house counsel, outside counsel and attorneys from Thomson Reuters and Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society.

Landon is co-chair of the cyber insurance and data breach teams at Stradley Ronon.

Her practice focuses on advising lawyers and clients on data security and data management issues and legal, technical and strategic issues regarding information governance.

She also represents clients in complex insurance coverage matters.

Additions

Fineman Krekstein & Harris hired tax and corporate attorney Barry A. Furman as of counsel. Furman was a principal of a prominent suburban Philadelphia firm.

For the past 26 years, he has counseled business clients in health care, tax, corporate, employment and real estate law.

Before going into private practice, he served as a senior trial attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel of the IRS.

Furman has published numerous articles on taxation and the IRS.

He earned his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law and his LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

After law school he was a judicial law clerk to a U.S. district court judge.

Elected and Appointed

Denise Bowman, a partner with Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, joined the board of directors of the United Way of Bucks County.

United Way of Bucks County is dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

Bowman is a partner in the firm’s business and commercial litigation practice groups.

A litigator, Bowman brings a skill set and strategic advocacy to every client engagement.

Her focus on business and commercial services has afforded her an understanding of the complex forces at play across multiple industry sectors.

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Nancy Conrad, a partner with White and Williams, will begin a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association board of governors.

Conrad will serve as a PBA at-large governor representing the interests of female lawyers in Pennsylvania.

Conrad is currently a voting member of the PBA House of Delegates.

She serves on the PBA Women in the Profession (WIP) executive council, the WIP annual conference committee and the WIP nominations committee.