Christina D. Frangiosa, a trademark attorney at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, was recognized August 2 at the American Bar Association’s intellectual property law section’s leadership dinner in Chicago for her work in chairing its trademark legislation committee and co-chairing its task force on online piracy and counterfeiting.

In both capacities, she has presented several resolutions for consideration by council in the past year relating to proposed legislation impacting trademark rights holders. The awards were given by the section’s chair, Robert Armitage, to 12 individuals recognized for their service over the past year.

Frangiosa concentrates her practice on intellectual property litigation, trademark application prosecution, opposition/cancellation proceedings filed before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and domain name disputes, as well as copyright and trade secret matters.


Cory Ridenour joined Jackson Lewis as an associate.

Ridenour’s practice is focused primarily on representing employers in employment-related litigation before administrative agencies and courts on both the state and federal levels.

Elected and appointed

Edward B. Harmon of Thorp Reed & Armstrong was named to the board of Entaire Global Companies Inc.

Harmon has more than 40 years of legal experience, serving as counsel for domestic and international corporations, banks and other institutions in mergers and acquisitions, disposition, investment banking and financing transactions.


Valerie Kellner, a partner with Rawle & Henderson, was appointed to the CLE board of the American Bar Association’s tort trial and insurance practice section, as well as the long-range planning committee.

She previously served as the chairperson for the products liability committee for the ABA/TIPS.

Kellner is a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office. She focuses her practice on products liability and general litigation. •