Ryan Anderson joined Locks Law Firm as an associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Anderson focuses on a variety of practice areas, including complex civil litigation.

Jonathan T. Hoffman joined Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg as an associate in the firm’s family law group.

The addition of Hoffman brings the number of attorneys in Klehr Harrison’s family law group to six.


Brad McIlvain and Natalie D’Amora of Archer & Greiner were featured speakers at a seminar, “Navigating the DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) Universe From Perilous Pitfalls to Best Practices.”

Presented by the General Building Contractors Association, the Philadelphia builders’ chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, the session focused on requirements and practical tips for navigating the U.S. Department of Transportation‘s DBE program.

The second annual Pricing and Profitability Conference, “Anatomy of a Fixed Fee Negotiation,” is set from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. November 30 at the HSBC Conference Center, 452 Fifth Ave., New York.

Locally, roundtable faculty include Mary J. Hackett, a partner with Reed Smith in Pittsburgh; Anthony Licata, chief financial officer of Dechert in Philadelphia; and Charles J. O’Donnell, chief operating officer of Duane Morris in Philadelphia.

To register, call 973-278-8800 or email

Theodore “Ted” Simon, a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer and of the Law Offices of Theodore Simon, was the keynote speaker for the plenary session of the 2012 Bucks County Annual Bench Bar Conference on October 5 at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md.

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads partners Michael L. Epstein and Timothy F. Kennedy were the featured speakers at the 2012 Health Insurance Reform Symposium, a program sponsored by AmeriHealth and Brown & Brown Insurance on the campus of Burlington County College.

Kennedy and Epstein are members of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice.

Elected and Appointed

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations Inc. announced that Valerie A. Dolan was elected to the position of secretary and director of operations for the 2012-14 term.

Dolan is a litigation paralegal with Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, working in the insurance and litigation departments.