Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Danielle Banks presented, “Church Members in Conflict: Limitations on Civil Court Jurisdiction,” at the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges‘ mid-annual meeting in Philadelphia.

She discussed issues relating to when and how courts may handle internal disputes of churches and congregations, specifically addressing contract disputes, property ownership issues, bylaw disputes and more.

Banks is chair of Stradley Ronon’s diversity committee and a litigator in the firm’s Philadelphia office. She represents companies and individuals in employment law matters.

Jennifer A. Brandt, a member of Cozen O’Connor‘s family law practice, is set to participate in a panel discussion titled “How to Build Your Brand and Grow Your Network.”

The discussion is part of the “Lawyernomics 2014: Succeeding in the Business of Law” conference April 24 in Las Vegas.

James W. Cushing, of the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, led the 14th annual “America Judicial System” seminar at Bucks County Technical High School on March 24.

The seminar gave social-studies students an inside look at the judicial branch of government.

Cushing’s practice focuses on all aspects of family law, contract law, landlord/tenant law, unemployment compensation, real estate and small-claims matters.

Michael J. Engle, a partner at Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, addressed Pennsylvania trial judges at the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges mid-annual meeting on the topic of “Secrets of the Grand Jury.”

The presentation focused on the law involving state investigating grand juries.

Engle specializes in all aspects of federal and state court criminal defense.


Fisher & Phillips is set to host an event called “One Day, Many Solutions” on Friday in Philadelphia.

The event is designed to help attendees become better prepared for the employment law changes and challenges all employers face.

Visit http://www.laborlawyers.com/2014seminars for more information.


David V. Dzara joined Steve Harvey Law as counsel.

Steve Harvey Law is a litigation and trial boutique specializing in business disputes, banking and financial services, and civil rights/government claims.

Dzara represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including commercial litigation, contract law, business torts, banking and financial services, government claims, civil rights and appellate matters.

Post & Schell added several associates to its Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices.

In the Philadelphia office, Charlene A. Barker joined in the employment and employee relations practice group, Carolyn H. Kendall joined in the health care and internal investigations and white-collar defense practice groups, and Stephen E. Luttrell joined in the environmental practice group.

In the Pittsburgh office, Donna M. Lowman and Ashley E. Moss both joined the workers’ compensation department.


Morgan, Lewis & Bockius business and finance partner Stephen Jannetta was awarded the President’s Service Award at the Pennsylvania Bio (PA Bio) annual dinner and awards celebration March 12.

PA Bio is a statewide trade association representing the life sciences industry. Jannetta has been an active member of the PA Bio board of directors for six years.

Jannetta is a deputy practice group leader for Morgan Lewis’ business and finance practice.

He regularly represents medical device, biotech, health care and technology companies in all phases of their life cycle, including capital raising, licensing, debt finance, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. •