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Earlier in the year, The Legal asked the Pennsylvania legal community to submit nominations for our annual Lawyers on the Fast Track honors. The nomination forms and any letters of recommendation accompanying them were then sent to a six-member judging panel composed of evaluators from all corners of the legal profession and the state.

After reviewing their results, the following 32 attorneys have been selected as the 2017 Lawyers on the Fast Track:

• Nicholas Bell of Meyer Unkovic & Scott

• Katie Beran of Hausfeld LLP

• Alexander Bilus of Saul Ewing

• Kevin Bovard of Baker & Hostetler

• Kathleen Campbell of Manko Gold Katcher & Fox

• Zachary Caplan of Berger & Montague

• James Clark of Fox Rothschild

• Julie Colton of Voelker & Colton

• Melissa Hazell Davis of Flaster Greenberg

• Kathryn Deal of Drinker Biddle & Reath

• Jerry DeSiderato of Dilworth Paxson

• Amanda DiChello of Saul Ewing

• Rick Etter of Reed Smith

• Stephen J. Finley Jr. of Gibbons P.C.

• Stephanie Gantman Kaplan of Blank Rome

• Becky Kcehowski of Jones Day

• Meghan Rohling Kelly of Dechert

• James D. Miller of Babst Calland Clements and Zomnir

• Priya Narahari of DLA Piper

• Bethany Nikitenko of McLaughlin & Lauricella

• Jack O’Brien of Morgan Lewis & Bockius

• Marcel Pratt of City of Philadelphia Law Department

• James Quinlan of Blank Rome

• Jessica Rickabaugh of Pepper Hamilton

• Bianca Roberto of Stark & Stark

• Gretchen Root of Reed Smith

• Ashley Shapiro of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young

• Anastasia Sheffler-Wood of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young

• Diana Silva of Manko Gold Katcher & Fox

• Shayna Slater of Anapol Weiss

• Joyce Sun of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis

• Meredith Swartz of Ballard Spahr

Profiles of the winners will be included in the Professional Excellence/Lawyers on the Fast Track supplement on June 13 and the awards dinner is set to be held on June 22 at The Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. For more information about the event, contact Andre Sutton at asutton@alm.com or 757-721-9020.

Thank you to all those who took the time to submit nominations and letters of recommendation, and congratulations to all of this year’s honorees!