Elected and appointed

Merritt A. Cole, chair of the securities law practice group at White and Williams, was appointed to serve on the planning committee for the American Bar Association’s 2013 annual Business Bar Leaders Conference.

He will also chair the panel “Innovative Projects of State and Local Bars.”

The conference is scheduled to be held May 16-17 in Chicago.

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Matthew H. Haverstick, a shareholder of Conrad O’Brien, was invited by the American Bar Association to serve as a co-chair of the criminal justice section of the white-collar crime committee, public corruption and extortion subcommittee.

Haverstick, who chairs the firm’s public corruption team, represents government officials and entities in matters ranging from public corruption investigations to the legality of various state and local laws.

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Duane Morris promoted Philadelphia associates Matthew C. Mousley and Jeffrey S. Pollack to the firm partnership.

Mousley is a member of the intellectual property practice group, focusing his practice on intellectual property and information technology.

Pollack is a member of the trial practice group and serves as trial counsel for the firm’s corporate clients throughout the United States.

Speakers

Michael E. Bertin, a partner with Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, served as a trainer for the Philadelphia VIP CLE training program “Divorce Practice in Philadelphia” on December 7, 2012.

Obermayer Rebmann hosted the free CLE training program for attorneys, sponsored by Philadelphia VIP.

Honored

Fox Rothschild received top honors at the Human Resource Department of the Year Awards dinner and presentation, recognizing the firm’s excellence in its employee wellness program. The firm also received top honors in 2010.

The award acknowledges the firm’s dedication to its workforce and the HR department’s work to implement new systems and streamline multiple processes.

Additions

Stephanie M. Barr joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin as an associate in its Philadelphia office.

Barr is a member of the health care department, where she concentrates her practice on health law matters relating to medical reimbursement, fraud and abuse, privacy and security under HITECH/HIPAA, credentialing and licensure, and antitrust issues.

Announcements

The Legal Intelligencer 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.

PHOTO CAPTION: Philadelphia attorneys Maria N. Testa and Diana C. Schimmel partnered to form Testa & Schimmel, a new law firm dedicated solely to the practice of family law in Philadelphia, the surrounding counties and Southern New Jersey. Testa & Schimmel is a full-service family law practice that specializes in divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and spousal support, grandparents’ rights, adoption, domestic violence and prenuptial agreements. Pictured, from left, are Testa and Schimmel.