Elected and Appointed

Dilworth Paxson partner Matthew Faranda-Diedrich was elected as trustee of the board of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia by unanimous vote.

Faranda-Diedrich has experience representing clients in the banking and financial services industry.


Martin LLC partner Matt Wilson was named chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association‘s workers’ compensation law section.

Wilson has practiced exclusively in workers’ compensation law for 25 years.

He has served as a contributing author to “Workers’ Compensation Practice and Procedure,” a textbook distributed at the biannual Pennsylvania Bar Institute conference of the same name, for 12 years.


The German American Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia, in partnership with three firms, is set to present a CLE on two topics, Cyber Risk Insurance and ERISA Issues for Employers, from noon to 2 p.m. July 16.

Christopher Brubaker of Clark Hill; Bruce Givnish and Lalena Turchi of Johnson, Kendall & Johnson; and Heather Austin of Wilson Elser will speak at the event.

Register at http://gaccphiladelphia.com/events.


Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel attorney Tiffani L. McDonough was the course planner and a faculty member for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute‘s program “ADA Primer: Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace.”

McDonough’s national practice includes representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.


Flaster Greenberg attorneys Adam Gersh, Kenneth Gilberg and Michael Homans presented a complimentary Primepoint LLC seminar for human resources professionals offering legal perspectives on the recent developments in labor and employment law.

The seminar, titled “Employment Law Swiss Army Style: Your All-in-One Pocket Guide to the Latest, Hottest L&E Issues,” discussed a variety of decisions that impact HR management and operation.

Gersh is a member of Flaster Greenberg’s litigation and labor and employment practice groups.

Gilberg is also a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice group.

Homans practices labor and employment law, concentrating on the litigation of workplace disputes and pre-litigation advice to employers and employees.


Lisa A. Lori, a partner in the litigation department at Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, was a presenter at the fifth annual Anti-Counterfeiting for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Conference.

Lori’s topic was “Addressing Brand-Associated Adverse Events.”

Lori practices primarily in the areas of complex business litigation, including intellectual property, employment, shareholder and partnership disputes, contract and fraud matters. •