Speakers

Robert R. Watson Jr., an attorney in Eastburn & Gray’s construction law practice group, presented to the Associated Builders and Contractors, Eastern Pennsylvania chapter, about the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law.

Dana Bacsi, a partner in the litigation group at Goehring, Rutter & Boehm, spoke December 12 at the National Business Institute’s “Employment Laws Made Simple” seminar.

Her topic, “If You’re Prepared to Be Sued, You’re Less Likely to Be Sued,” provided insight on employee handbooks and training, strategies for management buy-ins and how to use “Employment At-Will” to your advantage.

Elected and Appointed

David J. Truelove, a partner in Hill Wallack’s Yardley, Pa., office, where he is a member of the employment and labor law group, was appointed as solicitor of the Morrisville School District in Bucks County.

His appointment became effective December 3 at the district’s annual reorganization meeting. As solicitor, Truelove will oversee all legal and regulatory matters, including labor relations, meeting, litigation, as well as Sunshine Act and Right-to-Know issues.

Catherine Nguyen of Eastburn & Gray was elected vice chair of the Women Lawyers’ Division of the Bucks County Bar Association.

Nguyen is an attorney in the firm’s education and school law, employment and discrimination law and litigation practice groups.

Garth G. Hoyt, of counsel in the litigation department of McCausland, Keen & Buckman, was made a shareholder effective January 1, 2013.

Hoyt’s practice focuses on the counseling of companies and individuals in all aspects of litigation, including intellectual property, securities litigation, construction, real estate, environmental, employment, business, products liability and complex commercial litigation.

The Montgomery County Bar Association appointed two Kaplin Stewart attorneys as committee chairs for 2013.

Mohammad A. Ghiasuddin was appointed chair of the diversity committee, his second year in that position, and Joshua C. Quinter was appointed chair of the construction and public contract law committee.

Both Ghiasuddin and Quinter are principals in the firm’s construction law and commercial litigation groups.

Additions

Eileen M. Ficaro joined Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo as an associate in its Blue Bell, Pa., office.

Ficaro focuses her practice on directors and officers liability; professional liability defense for attorneys, architects, engineers and insurance agents; insurance coverage; medical malpractice, and personal injury resulting from products liability and construction accidents.

Announcements

The Legal will be publishing for the first time the Best Law Firm Corporate Practices supplement in 2013, honoring the top general corporate practices, as well as specialty transactional areas including: Real Estate; Finance and M&A; Bankruptcy/Reorganization; Non-litigation IP; and Corporate Governance.

Firms of all sizes are invited and should submit themselves for consideration. The deadline is March 4. Full instructions are available at www.law.com/image/pa/ads/corp2013.pdf. Contact bseal@alm.com for more information. •