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Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman hosted an event to benefit Philabundance as part of the law firm’s 30th anniversary commemoration, in which the firm hosted a series of events benefiting charities in the communities where the firm has offices.

In addition to collecting food items for Philabundance, Cohen Seglias donated $5,000 to the organization in support of its mission to drive hunger from communities today and end hunger forever.

Philabundance is the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, acquiring, rescuing and distributing food to people in nine counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The organization serves 90,000 low-income people each week.

Elected and Appointed

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young attorneys Kristen Gibbons Feden and Elizabeth A. Kuschel were selected to the 2019 class of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Feden was named LCLD fellow and will serve to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

Kuschel was appointed LCLD pathfinder and will help train high-performing early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies, including leadership and the building of professional networks.

Since 2012, Stradley Ronon has been an active member of LCLD, a growing organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.

Feden is an experienced litigator with experience handling civil and criminal cases. She concentrates her litigation practice on employment discrimination cases, securities litigation and other complex commercial litigation. Through her practice, Feden conducts internal investigations for corporate, governmental and educational clients.

Kuschel concentrates her practice on representing clients in civil litigation matters, including employment disputes involving discrimination, harassment and wage and hour Claims.


The Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia recognized Ballard Spahr intellectual property attorneys John A. Chionchio and Patrick M. Brady with the 2019 Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Award for outstanding pro bono service. They are set to receive the award at a dinner in Philadelphia on May 29.

The Arts + Business Council connects artists and arts organizations with PVLA attorneys for pro bono and low-cost legal assistance in areas such as copyright protection, contract drafting and negotiation and representation in court. This year marks the first time the annual pro bono award will recognize patent work.

Chionchio and Brady represented aerospace engineer and inventor Kyle Snowberger on a patent application last year for a high-altitude air-launch orbital delivery vehicle.

Chionchio and Brady are both licensed professional engineers and members of Ballard Spahr’s intellectual property department.

Chionchio focuses his practice on intellectual property matters in the mechanical and design arts.

Brady has more than two decades of mechanical engineering experience and analyzed and designed projects for commercial and defense purposes.