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Editor’s Note
The Legal Intelligencer
April 8, 2014

Last year, when we celebrated The Legal’s 170th anniversary, I had numerous people come up to me and say, “This was a wonderful event. It was great seeing so many important figures in one room being honored. You should do this every year.” Full Text


Bob Heim: A Year of Multitasking on the Main Stage
The Legal Intelligencer
April 8, 2014

Bob Heim was involved in some of the most high-profile cases in Pennsylvania and across the country in 2013. Last year, Heim, a partner at Philadelphia-based Dechert, represented dozens of same-sex couples in their attempt to invalidate the Pennsylvania law banning same-sex marriage, as well as the National Football League in concussion litigation. Full Text


Zane Memeger: Protecting Vulnerable Victims Generates Blockbuster Victories
The Legal Intelligencer
April 8, 2014

Whether his office is going after pharmaceutical companies or mob associates, U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has a common method to his approach: go after those who are targeting society’s most vulnerable. Full Text


Witold Walczak: The Power of Persuasion And Principle
The Legal Intelligencer
April 8, 2014

Ninety percent of the ACLU’s cases are brought in federal court, Witold Walczak estimated, but he pushed to file one of the biggest to come up in recent years in Pennsylvania state court. So far, it’s proven to be the right call. In January, the Commonwealth Court issued a permanent injunction to the state’s law requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls. It will almost certainly be appealed to the state’s Supreme Court, which was skeptical of the law on its first trip up the appellate ladder just before the last presidential election. Full Text


Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co.
Adding Value to the Company and the Community

The Legal Intelligencer
April 8, 2014

Jennifer Gallia worked at the Hotel Hershey while she was in law school, witnessing firsthand the depths of the relationship between the Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co. and the Milton Hershey School, the largest residential school for children in need in the United States. Full Text


Comcast Cable Communications
A Clear Commitment to Diversity

The Legal Intelligencer
April 8, 2014

Serving the legal needs of a company like Comcast Cable Communications-one that spans an area as large and varied geographically as it is demographically-requires a team with a broad range of experience and viewpoints, according to the company’s senior vice president and general counsel, Douglas Gaston. Full Text


Duquesne Light
Legal Department Re-energized in ‘Unique’ Makeover

The Legal Intelligencer
April 8, 2014

When Duquesne Light Holdings Inc. General Counsel David Fisfis joined the company in August 2011, he was at the helm of a three-lawyer legal department that relied heavily on outside counsel. Full Text


FMC Corp.
Staying Ahead of the Game

The Legal Intelligencer
April 8, 2014

Innovation, creativity and the ability to get ahead of trends are among the attributes that have helped FMC Corp. prosper over the past 130 years. These characteristics also guide FMC’s legal department to meet every challenge thrown its way, from class action antitrust suits to complex overseas transactional work. Full Text


Kennametal Inc.
Coordination and Collaboration on a Global Scale

The Legal Intelligencer
April 8, 2014

When you’re a 10-attorney department tasked with handling the legal affairs of a global company with 14,000 employees and $3 billion in sales, management and organization are essential. Full Text


Lifetime Achievement Awards
The Legal Intelligencer
April 8, 2014

The following lawyers were recognized as Lifetime Achievement Award winners for their service to the legal profession throughout their careers. For many of the lawyers, their biographical information was written by their peers. Full Text