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Martin Law associate Mary LeMieux-Fillery is set to speak at the WILG Northeast Regional Conference in New York City on Dec. 17.

LeMieux-Fillery is set to present on the topic of “Social Security Disability/SSI and Long-Term Disability Offsets.”

LeMieux-Fillery heads the long-term disability department at Martin Law.

She has been practicing exclusively in disability insurance law (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) for the past 10 years.

Prior to joining the firm, she worked at an employment and disability law firm where she established a long-term disability practice group.

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Lawrence F. Stengel, former chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, officially joined the law firm of Saxton & Stump as a shareholder.

He will lead Saxton & Stump’s internal investigations practice and will serve clients in commercial, employment, intellectual property litigation and appeals.

He will also provide alternative dispute resolution services through Optimal Dispute Resolutions, a subsidiary of Saxton & Stump.

He served for 14 years as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and 14 years on the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.

In 2003 Stengel was nominated by former President George W. Bush to the federal bench and was sworn in by 2004.

On Aug. 1, 2017, he was named chief judge of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the third-largest federal court in the nation.

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Linda Novosel joined Blank Rome as its first chief innovation and value officer.

Novosel comes to Blank Rome from Steptoe & Johnson LLP where she served as the firm’s chief client value officer.

She is based in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

In this new role at Blank Rome, Novosel will develop solutions to drive efficiency and enhance client service through the implementation of collaborative systems and processes to support litigation, transactional and regulatory compliance matters and projects.

With more than 25 years of experience in the legal industry, she has held senior management positions at several Am Law 100 firms where she was responsible for pricing, practice management, process improvement and legal project management.

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