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Additions

Adrian Dean II joined McNees Wallace & Nurick as an associate.

Dean joins the McNees Wallace real estate practice group.

While in law school, Dean served as a judicial intern to U.S. District Judge David R. Strawbridge of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Diana L. Anhalt.

He earned his law degree from Temple University‘s Beasley School of Law.

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Baker & Hostetler added Jeanne-Michele Mariani to its growing complex litigation group in its Philadelphia office.

Mariani joined as an associate focusing on antitrust and commercial litigation, civil rights, appellate and class action matters.

She joins the firm following a two-year federal clerkship for Circuit Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie of the U.S0 Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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  Marjorie E. Gallagher joins Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager as an associate.

She graduated from Temple University‘s Beasley School of Law in 2014, where she was research editor for Temple’s International and Comparative Law Journal.

Gallagher received an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2015, where she was a student editor of the Florida Tax Review.

Prior to joining Heckscher Teillon, Gallagher practiced law in Florida.

She is a member of the Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania bars.

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Barley Snyder hired Kareemah Mayer.

Mayer graduated law school in May and the firm received confirmation that she passed the bar in October and is now a full-time associates at Barley Snyder.

Mayer, a new member of the employment and practice group, received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

While at the University of Pittsburgh, she was the president of the Student Bar Association.

She will be based primarily out of the firm’s Lancaster office.

Speakers

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Andrew S. Levine served as the moderator at the Practising Law Institute’s on demand web program on Sept. 21.

Levine’s panel, “Energy Project Finance Considerations,” examined project finance considerations from the perspective of counsel, lender and borrower to highlight the factors necessary to facilitate project funding of merchant energy facilities.

Levine co-chairs Stradley Ronon’s environmental practice group.

He concentrates on working with large-scale developers and investors on a variety of energy-related projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including CHP plants, large-scale energy efficiency and renewable power and chemical projects, pipeline development and landfill gas facilities.

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