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Elected and Appointed

Sherr Law Group announced that its founder and managing partner Anthony Sherr was named chairman of the Worcester Township planning commission for 2019.

His term as chairman began Jan. 14.

The Worcester Township planning commission assists the elected board of supervisors in carrying out the responsibility to plan and guide the growth of municipal services and public improvements and to ensure that development occurs in an orderly, rational and reasonable manner.

It reviews proposed subdivisions and land developments and drafts planningdocuments and ordinances.

Sherr is a resident of Worcester Township and previously served as the vice chairman of the committee.

His experience includes matters involving commercial litigation, municipal liability, civil rights, employment law, products liability and land use matters.

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Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby announced that Kenneth E. Sharperson, an attorney in the firm’s Bedminster, New Jersey, office, was promoted to the position of chairman of the Weber Gallagher diversity committee.

Sharperson will continue to serve as the editor of the Diversity Matters newsletter.

Sharperson served a six-year term as co-chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s diversity committee.

During his tenure on the NJSBA board of trustees, the trustees approved the NJSBA diversity plan and also approved his recommendation that the NJSBA request that the New Jersey

Supreme Court adopt the ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) (as amended, the rule makes it unethical to engage in harassment or discrimination in the practice of law).

Sharperson helped launch of the NJSBA Leadership Academy, which is a program designed to promote and encourage leadership and professionalism by identifying diverse present and future leaders who are members of the NJSBA by providing them with a program designed to develop their leadership skills and exposing them to leaders in the legal, business and government communities.

Sharperson was the emcee for the NJSBA Diversity Summit and moderated several panels related to diversity and inclusion.

In addition, he served as a panelist on many diversity and inclusion programs and has written a number of articles on the subject area.

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Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman announced that partner and shareholder Edward Seglias was named secretary and general counsel for the American Institute of Steel Construction, and that George Pallas and Jason Copley will serve as assistant general counsel.

AISC, headquartered in Chicago, is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States.

AISC’s mission is to be the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development and advocacy.

For more than 25 years, Seglias concentrated his practice in construction law and commercial litigation.

He successfully tried dozens of construction cases in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and more widely in California and Florida.

Seglias divides his time between the firm’s Philadelphia, Delaware and Washington, D.C. offices.

He is vice president of the firm as well as a shareholder and a member of the firm’s board of directors.

In addition, Seglias is a partner in the firm’s construction law group.

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