Elected and Appointed

Christie Tillapaugh of Cohen & Grigsby was appointed to director of recruiting.

In this role, Tillapaugh is responsible for the strategic development of the firm’s recruiting initiatives. In addition to overseeing the firm’s efforts targeting many law schools, she will also oversee the firm’s summer associates program and integration of new associates.

Tillapaugh is a partner in the business services group. She specializes in counseling public and private companies with respect to corporate matters, corporate governance matters, securities law compliance and transactional matters, including lending work on behalf of financial institutions.

Tillapaugh replaces Barbara Scheib, who held the director of recruiting role for four years.

Governor Tom Corbett nominated Jerry Pappert to serve as commissioner on the Pennsylvania Securities Commission.

Pappert served in the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General for eight years, from 1997-2003 as the first deputy and from 2003-05 as the attorney general. He has private sector legal experience as well, which includes being a partner in a Philadelphia law firm and the general counsel of an international biopharmaceutical company based in Pennsylvania.

If confirmed by the Senate, Corbett intends to designate Pappert as chairman of the commission.

The Pennsylvania Securities Commission administers and enforces rules and regulations under the Securities Act of 1972, the Takeover Disclosure Law of 1976, and subsequent amendments to those laws. Effective October 1, the commission is set to be renamed the Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Commission following the enactment of Act 86.

Patrick C. Manning of Goehring, Rutter & Boehm is admitted to the Mahoning County Bar Association in Ohio.

Manning is a member of the firm’s school and municipal law group, focusing on municipal creditor’s rights and tax-collection matters.

He is admitted to practice in all state courts in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and all Ohio state courts. Manning is also a member of the Pennsylvania, Ohio and Allegheny County bar associations.


Wendy G. Rothstein, a partner in the Blue Bell office of Fox Rothschild, was named the recipient of the 2012 Margaret Richardson Award by the Montgomery County Bar Association’s women in the law committee.

The award is presented to a woman “trailblazer” who has advanced the role of women in the legal profession as well as the legal rights of women. Rothstein is set to be honored at a reception on October 18.

Rothstein focuses on commercial and business litigation; alternative dispute resolution, including commercial arbitrations and mediation; employment litigation involving restrictive covenants, trade secrets, fiduciary duties, defending employers in employment discrimination suits and defending wage-and-hour claims; and real estate, tax assessment and land use and zoning litigation.


Jennifer J. Nestle and Amber Killeen joined Frankel & Kershenbaum.

Nestle is of counsel to the firm. Her special-education law work includes counseling and litigation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504, and other federal and state statutes and regulations protecting the educational rights of children. She represents parents and students in all stages of education litigation, settlement conferences, due process hearings, discipline proceedings, manifestation hearings and IEP meetings.

Killeen is a certified school psychologist. She has experience evaluating children and writing evaluation reports, and uses that experience to help clients understand the reports received from school districts and private evaluators.