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Elected and Appointed

Willig, Williams & Davidson attorney Kathleen M. Tana was elected to serve as secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s family law section for the 2019 term.

This role is the first step in a succession of officer roles that is expected to see Tana serving as chair of the section in four years; she will serve as secretary this year, treasurer the following year and chair-elect the year after that, culminating her service by serving as chair of the section in 2022.

An attorney in the legal services department of Willig Williams, Tana focuses her practice in domestic relations and family law, counseling clients in divorce, support, custody, equitable distribution, adoption and domestic violence matters.

In addition to the Philadelphia Bar Association, Tana also is a member of the Nicholas J. Cipriani Family Law American Inn of Court, which was founded to promote professionalism, ethics, camaraderie and education among the bench and bar.

She also provides pro bono legal services to animal and dog rescue organizations and served as a volunteer attorney for the senior law center in Philadelphia.

Another Willig Williams attorney also is set to serve in a leadership capacity in the family law section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Associate attorney Aneesah El-Amin-Jaamia serves on the section’s executive committee.

Speakers

Nigel A. Greene, a partner in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office, will be on the faculty for a Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminar on “Truck Accident Litigation” on Feb. 22.

The seminar is set to be held at the CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

Greene is set to sit on and moderate a panel of experienced litigators who will discuss commercial vehicle federal regulations, available truck technology, handling document requests, state police investigations, deposing truck company representatives and liability of lessors, brokers, shippers and others.

The course will include practice pointers on specific case types and a panel discussion on topics of particular interest to trucking and truck litigation.

Greene focuses his practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicle companies and their insurers, municipalities, commercial general liability and premises liability matters.

In addition, he serves as an arbitrator in Philadelphia County. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

He currently serves as vice chair of the American Bar Association tort trial and insurance practice section commercial transportation litigation general committee.

This is Greene’s third one-year term in this position.

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Faye Riva Cohen and Brian M. Doyle of The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen are scheduled to be presenters at an upcoming live and nationally teleconferenced National Business Institute seminar Feb. 22.

They are set to discuss various aspects of employment arbitration, such as agreements, clauses, the National Labor Relations Act, class action waivers, collective arbitration actions and the influence of the #MeToo movement.

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