multi-ethnic team


David H. Marion, senior counsel at White and Williams, received the James Wilson Award presented by the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Alumni Society Board of Managers.

As a Penn Law student, Marion was elected editor-in-chief of the Law Review, won the Harrison Cup Moot Court ­competition and was named to the Order of the Coif Honor Society.

Later he served as president of the Law Alumni Society and as a member of the Board of Overseers.

At White and Williams, Marion ­concentrates his practice in business litigation, antitrust and securities class actions, professional liability, First Amendment law and alternate dispute resolution.


McNees Wallace & Nurick attorneys Pamela C. Polacek, Susan E. Bruce, David S. Mabry and Charis Mincavage presented at the seventh annual Pennsylvania Energy Management Conference on Nov. 8 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill.

Polacek is a member of the energy and environmental law practice group.

Bruce is a member of the firm’s energy and environmental group. Mabry is an energy management specialist focused on assisting clients in developing and selecting cost-reducing energy supply strategies in wholesale and retail markets for electricity and natural gas.

Mincavage is an attorney in the energy and environmental practice group.


The Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel is set to hold a luncheon ­program titled “Gotcha! Surveillance in Personal Injury Liability and Workers’ Compensation Cases and Other Current Topics of Interest” by Niki Ingram and Jeffrey Gross at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Pyramid Club on 1735 Market St. in Philadelphia.

One CLE credit is offered.

Price to attend is $90 and includes lunch.

For more information, call 844-744-5600.


Eric Ryles, managing director of Judy Diamond Associates Inc. is scheduled to moderate “Group Insurance—Prospecting Best Practices” from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Key takeaways from the webinar include:

• Tips on how to identify, contact and close potential prospects.

• Easy ways to search and export the plan data that can move your business forward.

• A general review of American Directory of Group Insurance or the Directory of ­Self-Funded Group Plans’ capabilities to get the most value out of their subscriptions.


Cohen, Placitella & Roth added two ­lawyers to its office.

Andy Rockman is joining Cohen Placitella as an of counsel in the firm’s Red Bank, New Jersey, office.

Rockman was formerly a partner at the Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman firm.

Eric S. Pasternack is joining Cohen Placitella as an associate attorney.

Pasternack is a member of the New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania bars.


Clare F. Tokarski joined Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel as its patent practice coordinator.

With more than 15 years of ­experience in the field of intellectual property prosecution, Tokarski will help to oversee the operations of the firm’s patent practice.

She is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of patent prosecution are executed efficiently, effectively and in compliance with the firm’s policies and procedures.

Prior to coming to Panitch Schwarze, Tokarski oversaw operations within the intellectual property group at large Philadelphia law firms such as Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. •