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Additions

Hill Wallack added Joanna R. Dombrowski to the firm.

Dombrowski joined the Yardley office as an associate.

She is a member of the school and municipal law and employment and labor law practice groups.

Dombrowski is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

She earned her J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

She served as a judicial law clerk to Bucks County Court of Common Pleas Judge Albert J. Cepparulo and thereafter was an assistant district attorney in the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

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Brett W. Murphy joined Kleinbard LLC as an associate in the business and finance department and as a member of the trusts and estates and taxation groups.

Murphy concentrates his practice in the area of business and wealth succession, with a focus on tax-efficient planning.

Murphy provides services to family groups, private business owners and their businesses, and related nonprofit organizations.

Prior to joining Kleinbard, Murphy was a manager in Deloitte tax’s private wealth group.

He received his LL.M. in taxation from Villanova University School of Law and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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Brian Lowenberg joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as of counsel.

He concentrates his practice on environmental, mass and toxic torts, including cases involving talc, asbestos, benzene, coal, pesticides, MTBE and groundwater contamination, including defending against state-sponsored litigation based on natural resource damages.

In addition, Lowenberg represents clients in the areas of products liability, premises liability, catastrophic loss, insurance coverage, commercial transactions, enforcement of arbitration clauses, the defense of consumer fraud claims for digital and print media companies, and appellate matters.

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McAndrews Law Offices hired Jennifer Grobe in its special education department.

Grobe has been involved in disability law for many years, first by studying special education as an undergraduate at Ohio University, and during and after her law school career at George Washington University.

Most recently, Grobe worked at a Philadelphia-area law firm where she completed a multiday due process hearing in which she sought and obtained tuition reimbursement for a family.

During law school, Grobe worked at the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, as well as the disability rights section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

She also worked at the Family Justice Litigation Clinic through George Washington University where she represented clients in serious family law matters.

Finally, she served as a law clerk to Judge Mark Buckworth in Delaware following law school.

Speakers

Patricia Hamill, partner at Conrad O’Brien, served as a panelist on the American Bar Association section of administrative law and regulatory practice teleconference “Taking Stock of Title IX: The Past, Present and Future of Campus Sexual Misconduct Regulation.”

Panelists discussed the uncertainty surrounding Title IX following OCR’s rescission of the 2011 and 2014 guidance last September and answered questions on how colleges and universities should move forward.

Hamill is chair of Conrad O’Brien’s Title IX, due process and campus discipline practice group, where the firm represents students and professors throughout the country who have suffered from a lack of fairness during a campus investigation and disciplinary proceeding arising from a Title IX or Student Code violation in higher education.