Events

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young participated in the annual Holiday Toy Drive in partnership with the Support Center for Child Advocates, which provides legal assistance and social service advocacy for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia County. The Holiday Toy Drive allows local families to experience the joy of receiving toys during the holiday season that they otherwise may not receive.

Elected and Appointed

Blank Rome partner Charles S. Marion was appointed to serve as co-chair of the franchise law committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s business law section.

The franchise law committee focuses on the current and emerging issues and topics of interest to the franchise and business communities, along with the legal implications and trends facing franchisors, franchisees and those desiring to develop franchise or distribution system, as well as those looking to invest in franchise systems.

In this role, Marion will facilitate the exchange of views and information on these topics and areas of concern by helping to provide educational programs and publications on the legal aspects of franchise law.

At Blank Rome, Marion focuses his practice in the areas of franchise litigation, complex business litigation, intellectual property litigation and website accessibility and other litigation brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Marion was chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s federal courts committee, led several investigative teams for its commission on judicial selection and retention, served on a task force studying the economic impact of lawyers on Philadelphia, and was an elected member of the executive committee of the young lawyers’ division.

Additions

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith welcomed Rich Goldberg to its New York and Philadelphia offices as a partner in the data privacy and cybersecurity practice.

Goldberg comes to Lewis Brisbois from the U.S. Department of Justice, where, for over 20 years, he served as a cyber attorney in the national computer crime and intellectual property section program. Goldberg also served in several leadership positions in the Philadelphia U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In those roles, he managed the investigation and prosecution of complex white-collar and high-tech cases, including national security matters.

While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Goldberg served as the crisis management coordinator for national special security events, including the papal visit in 2015, the 2016 Democratic National Convention and the 2000 Republican National Convention.

In addition to his work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Goldberg serves as a lecturer in law at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where he teaches crime and emerging technology.

In joining the Lewis Brisbois rapid response team, Goldberg will join a group that manages over 1,000 data security incidents annually and help the team continue to expand.