Speakers

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Bruce Leto served as a panelist for "Board Issues Roundtable: Independent Counsel Perspectives" at the Investment Company Institute‘s 2013 "Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference" in Palm Desert, Calif.

Leto is chair of Stradley Ronon’s investment management/mutual funds practice group.

Gary Borger, founding partner of Borger Matez, was a member of a panel discussing "Sheridan and the Innocent Spouse."

The program, to educate practicing attorneys on this issue, was hosted by the New Jersey Association for Justice Educational Foundation Inc. on April 18.

Borger concentrates his practice on family law.

Ballard Spahr partner Steven W. Suflas is scheduled to speak at the New Jersey State Bar Association‘s annual meeting and convention from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. May 17 at the Water Club at the Borgata, Atlantic City, N.J.

Suflas will participate in a panel discussion on the most important developments at the National Labor Relations Board affecting both union and non-union employers.

Kristen E. Polovoy and Julie H. Chelius, attorneys with Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, and R. Monica Hennessy, a Montgomery McCracken alumnus, were planners and presenters for "The Consumer Fraud Product Labeling Class Action Phenomenon: Labels, Language and Lessons — Now and the Future," a CLE program presented by the Camden County Bar Association.

Polovoy has represented defendants in consumer fraud class actions and chairs the class action practice committee of the Camden County Bar Association.

Chelius focuses her practice on the defense of products liability claims.

Honored

Mark E. Weand Jr. of Timoney Knox is being honored today in Pittsburgh as a 50-year member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Weand, who has been a partner with Timothy Knox for 36 years, focuses his practice on municipal and family law.

Events

The Philadelphia Bar Association‘s federal courts committee is set to hold a panel discussion, "Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," at 12:30 p.m. May 15 at its headquarters, 1101 Market St., 11th floor, Philadelphia.

Speakers include U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Christopher Dolotosky and Gregg H. Kanter.

The event is free and lunch is available for purchase if reserved in advance. To register, visit philadelphiabar.org.

Additions

Karen Spencer Kelly joined Stevens & Lee‘s state and local government industry group and will be resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Kelly has extensive experience in state and local government matters, having served as chief counsel and deputy state treasurer to the Pennsylvania Treasury Department.

Kevin G. McDonald joined Deeb Blum Murphy Frishberg & Markovich as an associate, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation and bankruptcy and reorganization in state and federal court.

McDonald specializes in electronic discovery and issues of electronic spoliation and has routinely represented debtors, creditors, land developers, general and sub-contractors, restaurants and food service distributors, among others.

Russell M. Soloway joined Elliott Greenleaf‘s Blue Bell, Pa., office.

Soloway is a former assistant U.S. attorney and prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Announcements

The Legal won’t be asking for official nominations until early June, but it’s time to begin thinking about outstanding attorneys under the age of 40 in Pennsylvania to nominate for The Legal‘s Lawyers on the Fast Track.

Keep them in mind, because when The Legal begins accepting nominations, your insight will play a key role in helping highlight the excellent work attorneys are doing across the state. •