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Events

On Oct. 11, attorneys at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr hosted four members of the Cambodian Rural Students Trust, a Cambodian nongovernmental entity with the mission of breaking the poverty cycle in Cambodia through education.

CRST currently supports approximately 70 high school and university students annually, providing schooling, meals, health care and business and vocational training. In return, the students volunteer at other nonprofits and community-building efforts, and even run a successful retail frozen yogurt store.

Additions

Jeanne-Michele Mariani joined Baker & Hostetler in its complex litigation group in the 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 Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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Archer added five new associates.

• Najah A. Jacobs is a member of Archer’s environmental law practice group and specializes in complex environmental litigation, products liability claims, and toxic torts. She concentrates her practice on pursuing and defending complex environmental matters, focusing on a wide range of matters, including cleanup and response costs, soil and groundwater contamination, and natural resource damage claims.

• Kenneth Ling is a member of the firm’s real estate and business counseling practice groups and represents a wide range of clients in corporate, business and real estate matters. He handles a variety of matters, including entity formation and dissolution, corporate governance, and public contracting, as well as purchase and sale transactions and leases.

• Jennifer N. McCracken is a member of Archer’s real estate tax appeal group and specializes in the litigation of complex commercial and industrial property tax appeals. McCracken advises clients on property tax issues, liabilities, and valuation at all stages of prosecution.

• Anthony Paolini III is a member of the firm’s family law and matrimonial practice group, where he focuses his practice in all aspects of family law, including divorce, adoption, parental rights, custody, support, and domestic violence.

• Reginald L. Streater is a member of Archer’s business litigation group and focuses his practice on commercial and complex litigation. Streater handles a variety of litigation matters, including contract disputes, federal claims, federal civil rights claims, insurance matters, labor and employment claims, fraud claims, and tort claims.

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