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Events

A team from Kleinbard participated in the Covenant House of Philadelphia’s Sleep Out on Nov. 15.

Sleep Out participants endured the cold, windy, sleeting and icy conditions overnight to raise funds to support Covenant House Philadelphia’s young homeless population. The Sleep Out raised approximately $360,000 that the Covenant House will use to provide safety, shelter and support to their young homeless.

Kleinbard partner Mary Beth Gray currently serves as chair of the board of directors of Covenant House Philadelphia.

Team Kleinbard was composed of Joe Stranix, Jenna Smalley, Gray and Gray’s son, Luke.

Additions

Capehart Scatchard announced that Peter J. Sarubbi and J. Taylor Stewart joined the firm’s workers’ compensation department in its Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office.

Both attorneys focus their practice in the representation of employers, self-insured companies and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense matters.

Sarubbi received his law degree from Rutgers Law School—Camden.

He is admitted to practice in New Jersey.

Stewart also received his law degree from Rutgers Law School—Camden and is admitted to practice in New Jersey.

Speakers

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Michael J. Engle served as an instructor and judge for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Building Trial Skills Program on Nov. 12 and 18 in Philadelphia.

The NITA program discussed what makes for effective openings and closings in a trial, how to direct and cross to greater effect, best practices for admitting and using exhibits and proper tactics to impeach and rehabilitate witnesses. A half-day mock trial with real jurors was also conducted at the end of the program.

Engle is a member of Stradley Ronon’s education practice group and the chair of the firm’s white-collar defense group.

He has more than 15 years of experience in federal criminal cases, complex white-collar defense matters, and internal or parallel investigations on behalf of corporations and other entities.

He has represented white-collar defendants in complex, high-stakes federal and state prosecutions and has guided corporations and other organizations through the intricacies of government investigations.

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