Additions

Lane E. Brody joined Rawle & Henderson as an associate in the firm's Harrisburg office.

He concentrates his practice in the area of commercial motor vehicle defense.

David C. Lindsay joined K&L Gates as a partner in the labor, employment and workplace safety practice.

Lindsay focuses his practice on employment litigation, class action, international employment and wage-and-hour matters.

He also advises clients including health care providers, clinical research organizations, manufacturers and retailers on employment discrimination, employee relations and union issues.

Events

Global leaders in IP, licensing and business development are set to share insights and answers on the U.S. Supreme Court's Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics ruling at the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada) Inc. annual meeting September 22-25 in Philadelphia.

The event is set to feature debates, talks and the presentation of the ninth annual LES Deal of Distinction Awards.

Announcements

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young's investment management/mutual funds practice group published a new reference book, The Regulation of Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors Under the Commodity Exchange Act: Regulatory Materials Relevant to the 1940 Act Practitioner.

Published by Stradley Ronon and RR Donnelley, the book compiles in one reference guide select statutory provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and interpretive guidance from the CFTC that relates to the registration and regulation of commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisers.

In addition, the co-publishers recently updated The Investment Company Act of 1940 and Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (20th Edition).

Both publications are available for free download at www.stradley.com/img.

Villanova University School of Law is the recipient of a major grant from the John Templeton Foundation for the creation of the Libertas Project, a new initiative exploring religious and economic freedom in the context of law and religion in American public life.

Conceived and directed by Villanova Law Vice Dean Michael Moreland, the Libertas Project seeks to bring together concerns about religious freedom and economic freedom in a common framework that situates both topics amid a larger conversation about freedom, law and virtue.

The Libertas Project, set to launch in 2014, will bring leading scholars, judges and policymakers to Villanova Law through conferences, workshops and sponsored research.