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Elected and Appointed

Christina D. Frangiosa, a member of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott’s Philadelphia office, was elected to a four-year term as a member of council of the American Bar Association’s section of intellectual property law.

Frangiosa, whose term will end in 2022, was also appointed program chair of the ABA section of intellectual property law’s spring conference for 2019.

She will also continue to serve on the section’s CLE board and its membership board through summer 2019.

Frangiosa counsels clients across various industries about intellectual property and technology law.

Her combined litigation and transactional practice concentrates on copyright and trademark advisory services, counterfeiting, infringement, unfair competition, false advertising, trade secrets, licensing and policy development.

Her experience ranges from educating clients about protecting their copyright, trademark and trade secret rights, to negotiating agreements to protect these rights, and finally, to litigating and resolving their enforcement claims or defending against claims filed by others.

She has appeared in state and federal courts on behalf of her clients and represents them in trademark applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.


Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania have announced that they are teaming up this year for the Stradley Ronon/APABA-PA Diversity Scholarship Program to identify, support and train exceptionally qualified diverse rising second-year law students and rising third-year evening law students.

The program will provide the recipient with a $5,000 scholarship and a paid 10-week position during the summer of 2019.

The student’s summer will be split between Stradley Ronon and the in-house legal department of a corporate partner.

The scholarship selection committee includes Stradley Ronon partner Deborah Hong, APABA-PA president Ken S. Massey and the general counsel of the to-be-named corporate partner.

This is the third year Stradley Ronon has partnered with an affinity group for the scholarship program.

Last year Stradley Ronon joined forces with the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania and in-house partner AmerisourceBergen Corp.

The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia Inc. participated in the program’s inaugural year along with in-house partners Campbell Soup Co. and InterDigital Inc.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be a rising second-year law student or third-year evening law student at an American Bar Association-accredited law school and must have an exceptional academic record.

They must also be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a student member of APABA-PA or the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, and interested in practicing law in the greater Philadelphia area.


Philadelphia attorney-author William L. Myers Jr. interviewed former White House stenographer Beck Dorey-Stein about her years working with former President Barack Obama. Dorey-Stein, who chronicled her story in The New York Times best-selling book “From the Corner of the Oval,” spoke about what it was like to work with Obama, his demeanor and leadership skill.

Dorey-Stein also discussed the difference between the Obama White House and the White House under current President Donald Trump.


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