Governor Tom Corbett is scheduled to address Villanova University School of Law‘s class of 2013 as the school’s commencement speaker.

He will also receive the Medallion Award in recognition of his achievements.

Two alumni, Martin G. McGuinn, ’67, and Patrick J. O’Connor, ’67, will each receive an LL.D. as part of the ceremony.

McGuinn retired in 2006 as chairman and CEO of the former Mellon Financial Corp., now the Bank of New York Mellon.

O’Connor is vice chairman of Cozen O’Connor.

Commencement is set for 11 a.m. May 17 in the Pavilion on the campus of Villanova University.

Flaster Greenberg attorneys Adam Gersh, Kenneth Gilberg and Michael Homans are set to present a three-part workshop to human resources professionals, hosted by PrimePoint LLC.

Gersh will present "Catch’n Keep — Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Talent," Homans will present "Just Leave — How to Handle Common and Complex Family & Medical Leave Issues," and Gilberg will present "Avoiding Legal Landmines — How to Effectively Discipline and Discharge Employees."

The complimentary workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday at PrimePoint’s headquarters located at 2 Springside Road in Mt. Holly, N.J.

Elected and Appointed

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Steven B. Davis was appointed to the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.

The invitation-only college is scheduled to hold its inaugural meeting Tuesday in Chicago.

Davis is chair of the firm’s insurance practice group.


The Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Professionnamed Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid to the 2013 Honor Roll of Legal Organizations Welcoming Women Professionals.

The firm was selected for its programs and initiatives that help women lawyers continue and advance in their professional careers.


Claire P. Edwards joined Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg as an associate in the real estate and finance department.

Edwards concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial real estate transactions, including financing, sales, acquisitions, development, equity investments and joint ventures. •