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Reed Smith hosted the Hispanic National Bar Association LGBT division’s third annual LGBT Leadership Summit in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

The firm also received the HNBA LGBT Division Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Award.

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Leah B. Perry in Post & Schell’s professional liability department was promoted to counsel. Perry focuses her practice on the litigation of medical professional liability cases involving alleged malpractice, high damage potential, and often catastrophic injuries.

Her clients include integrated delivery systems, multihospital systems, stand-alone hospitals, physicians, nurses, technicians and ancillary health care professionals.

Her matters involve litigation in the Philadelphia region, eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Blank Rome associates Domingo Manuel Llagostera, Melissa Fundora Murphy and Victoria Ortega were selected to join the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2018 fellows and pathfinders programs.

Llagostera was named a fellow for the 2018 fellows program, created to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Murphy and Ortega were named pathfinders for the 2018 pathfinder program, designed to provide diverse, high-potential, early career attorneys with practical tools for developing and leveraging professional networks, leadership skills and career development strategies.

Llagostera concentrates his practice on procuring, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, with a primary focus on patent and trade secret litigation and business counseling.

Murphy counsels clients on a wide range of litigation matters, including: whistleblower fraud investigations, torts, commercial litigation, business issues and issues in the telecommunications sector.

Ortega represents clients in a variety of complex civil cases before federal and state courts.


Henry Ian Pass, a business transactional and commercial litigation attorney in Bala Cynwyd and managing director of the Law Offices of Henry Ian Pass, was appointed to serve on the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s innovation council.

The innovation council assists CHOP’s Office of Entrepreneurship & Innovation in its mission to create a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation by identifying and elevating innovative solutions for pediatric pain points in health care, developing an innovation and entrepreneurship knowledge base, and forging strategic partnerships to serve the community.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, Pass has served on several nonprofit boards of directors and has provided legal services in matters since 1975.

He currently serves as a director of the Private Investors Forum and the Vesper Boat Club. Pass is also the founder and managing director of Patriot Venture Capital Group, a venture capital firm focusing on investment opportunities in early stage companies.


Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Steve Feinour is set to present at a webinar held by Foreside Financial Group on Sept. 18.

The webinar, titled, “Exchange-Traded Fund Roundtable: Developing & Launching Your ETF,” will discuss regulatory, operational and compliance needs firms should assess before coming to market, and insights into the overall ETF distribution landscape.

Feinour is a partner in Stradley Ronon’s investment management group and counsels investment companies and investment advisers in connection with various regulatory, compliance and transactional issues.

He advises clients on matters such as the formation, registration and ongoing regulation of investment companies, including index-based and actively managed ETFs.