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Elected and Appointed

Curtin & Heefner announced that Maureen Carlton and Kyong Growney joined Ernest Closser and Frank Guarrieri in the management of the firm.

Guarrieri continues to serve as co-chair of the litigation section and chair of the personal injury section. Closser continues to serve as chair of the firm’s business and municipal finance section. Carlton serves as co-chair of the real estate section. Growney serves as chair of the employment and labor law section.


Robert J. Williams was selected as director-elect of the attorney division of the Aviation Insurance Association.

Williams will also serve on the board of directors of AIA and in 2020 will serve as the director of the attorney division.

AIA is an association of agents/brokers, claims professionals, underwriters and attorneys dedicated to expanding the knowledge of and promoting the general welfare of the aviation insurance industry through numerous educational programs and events.

Williams is chair of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis’ aviation group and a trial attorney with more than two decades’ experience representing global, national and regional companies in complex, high-stakes actions in federal and state courts, private and court-annexed arbitrations and administrative agencies.

He is an aircraft owner and active private pilot.


Willig, Williams & Davidson labor attorney Thomas M. Gribbin, Jr. participated in the 40th annual National Labor Relations Board Labor Law Conference, giving the union perspective during a panel titled “Trump Board’s First Year in Review.”

The panel included the perspective of management by workers’ compensation attorney David Rosen and was moderated by NLRB senior trial attorney for Region 22, Henry Powell.

Other speakers during the conference included former NLRB general counsel Richard F. Griffin Jr., NLRB board member Marvin Kaplan and regional director of Region 22 David Leach III. The conference was held in Iselin, New Jersey.

A labor law attorney, Gribbin represents public and private sector labor unions and individual employees.

He routinely advocates for clients in grievance and interest arbitrations, mediation, administrative proceedings and before state and federal courts.

Gribbin is actively engaged in the labor movement, working on numerous political campaigns to advance the issues of working men and women.

Before joining Willig Williams, he practiced labor law at another union-side labor law firm representing a wide range of public safety, service and trade unions.


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