Stacy Forchetti joined Ansa Assuncao‘s Philadelphia office as of counsel.

Forchetti recently served as an assistant district attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Elected and Appointed

Duane Morris partner Lewis F. Gould Jr. was appointed as a board member of the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security.

Gould will serve a three-year term, which will expire in April 2015.

Kristen E. Polovoy, a class action defense attorney with Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, was appointed to serve on the New Jersey Multiple Sclerosis Task Force.

Under legislation passed in January, the task force will develop strategies to identify and address the unmet needs of New Jersey residents with MS in order to provide them with greater access to various treatments and other therapeutic options.

Diagnosed with MS in 2000, Polovoy has since been a champion for the Greater Delaware Valley chapter of the National MS Society.


Marc S. Raspanti, a partner with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, and Pamela C. Brecht, special counsel to the firm, presented at the North Carolina Bar Association‘s CLE program November 27.

Raspanti and Brecht participated in 
the webinar, “North Carolina False Claims Act.”

Mark P. Thompson, a partner with Lamb McErlane, conducted a seminar titled “How to Present a Case to a Zoning Hearing Board: Variances, Special Exceptions and Appeals From Zoning Officers” at the 16th annual Real Estate Institute conference in Philadelphia.

Robert S. Tintner of Fox Rothschild spoke at a CLE, “Tangled Title: How to Deal With Resolving Disputed or Clouded Ownership of Real Estate,” on Tuesday at Fox Rothschild, 2000 Market St., 20th floor, Philadelphia.


In the chart that accompanied the Tuesday story in The Legal titled “Pa.’s Plaintiffs Firms Make Some Gains in Diversity,” the breakdown for Berger & Montague should have read as follows: 66 Total Attorneys, 46 Male, 20 Female, 65 White, 1 Hispanic. The firm had no change from the previous year.

That brought the total number of attorneys at the firms surveyed this year to 448, the total number of female attorneys to 114 (about 25 percent) and the total number of attorneys from racial minority groups to 25 (about 6 percent).