Anastasia Joseck joined Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young as manager of recruitment in the firm’s human resources department.

Joseck is based in the firm’s Philadelphia office, where she is responsible for all nonpartner attorney and staff recruitment.

Joseck formerly served as the senior recruitment coordinator at Pepper Hamilton.

Elected and Appointed

Deborah A. Hays, a partner with Archer & Greiner in Haddonfield, N.J., was appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ).

Hays also serves as general counsel to the CCSNJ and will continue to do so while serving on the board.

Hays is a shareholder of Archer & Greiner as well as chair of the firm’s corporate department.

She concentrates her practice in business financing, securities offerings and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce, director advisory services, and technology transfer and licensing.

Seamus C. Duffy of Drinker Biddle & Reath was elected as a member of the American Law Institute.

Duffy is the chair of Drinker Biddle’s communications litigation practice group and a veteran of numerous large-scale consumer class actions, as well as other complex business litigation matters, especially in the telecommunications industry.

Swartz Campbell elected Candidus Dougherty to the firm’s partnership.

She is a partner in the firm’s professional liability group and focuses her practice on lawyer malpractice defense.

Dougherty is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


The Delaware Valley Law Firm Marketing Group is set to sponsor a free educational lunch program open to all of the legal community at noon Feb. 25 at the offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia.

The program is titled: “What Corporate Clients Want From Their Law Firms and Aren’t Getting.”

Marcie Borgal Shunk, a senior consultant with LawVision, will be the speaker.

RSVP to Evelyn Collazo at or visit


Martin LLC partner Alfred J. Carlson is set to serve as a faculty member for a CLE course titled “I Know What You Did Last Weekend: Use of Social Media in Workers’ Compensation Litigation.”

The CLE is scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. March 7 at the Philadelphia Bar Association office at 11th and Market streets in Philadelphia.

The program, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, will discuss the do’s and don’ts of social media as it relates to litigating a workers’ compensation case.

For more information or to register, visit

Carlson has been a litigator in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law since 1992.


Brad V. Shuttleworth, counsel at Alva & Associates, was named Philadelphia VIP‘s February volunteer of the month.

Shuttleworth has donated more than 70 pro bono hours to Philadelphia VIP clients since his start as a volunteer in 2005.

He is a criminal defense and personal injury attorney, but he also helps clients with family law cases including divorce, custody and child support.


The Legal will honor the Pennsylvania Litigation Departments of the Year in 2014 and is seeking submissions from firms throughout the state. Awards will be given for general litigation, as well as six specialty practice areas. To read more, visit or email The submission deadline is March 31. •