Blank-Rome-Office-Sign Blank Rome offices in Washington, D.C. Photo Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM


As part of this year’s Fall Associate Academy, Blank Rome’s multiday orientation and onboarding training for incoming junior associates, Blank Rome held a service project on Sept. 6, in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Associates and members of the firm’s professional development team built tables to donate to Pathways to Housing PA’s Philadelphia Furniture Bank.

That local charity collects newly made or gently used furniture from the public and provides it to individuals and families in crisis.


Jennifer Platzkere Snyder, a Dilworth Paxson partner and member of its labor and employment group, is set to present a program at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s day on employment law titled “Ethics in Employment Law: The New #MeToo Frontier” on Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Snyder represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, with clients ranging from entrepreneurial startups to the Fortune 500, as well as municipal governments and not-for-profit organizations.

The full program is set to run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. at the CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

This program offers a total of six Pennsylvania CLE credits.

For more information and to register, call 1-800-932-4637.


Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Sara P. Crovitz is set to speak at Practising Law Institute’s Global Investment Funds 2018 CLE on Sept. 20 in New York.

Crovitz’s panel, “EU/Offshore Regulatory Update,” will discuss MiFID II and how it will affect firms and what to expect from Brexit, General Data Protection Regulation implementation in the EU and investing in the Asian market.

Before joining Stradley Ronon, Crovitz had more than 20 years of experience at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Conrad O’Brien partner Kevin Kent and associate Brittany Gigliotti spoke on Sept. 11 at the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association conference and trade show.

They presented on the legal risks and costs associated with a viable municipal authority’s consideration of an IOU’s proposal under Act 12, with a focus on the requirements of the Pennsylvania Municipality Authorities Act and the environmental rights amendment.

As part of their practice, Kent and Gigliotti serve as special counsel to municipal authorities to advise on issues arising out of privatization proposals from investor-owned entities, and threats of litigation involving public-private partnership projects.

Kent represents companies in matters involving civil fraud, fiduciary liability, director and officer liability, professional malpractice, government civil enforcement actions, government audits and employment litigation.

Gigliotti draws from her prior experience as in-house counsel specializing in employment and labor law, where she represented a large, publicly traded health care company at hearings, arbitrations, mediations and settlement conferences, and counseled clients at all levels and functions.


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