Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads partner David Dormont spoke at the American Zionist Movement Washington national conference.

The conference was held in partnership with the Department for Diaspora Activities of the World Zionist Organization and the Balfour Initiative of The Israel Forever Foundation.

Dormont spoke on the program “Law, Justice and the Rights of Israel and the Jewish People.” Dormont focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy-related litigation, representing a diverse range of clients from individuals and unions to Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial disputes.

He has handled matters in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels in a variety of jurisdictions.


Caleb J. Holmes and David G. Mandelbaum of Greenberg Traurig are set to participate in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE titled, “The Pennsylvania Environmental Rights Amendment: Implications for All Attorneys” Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, respectively. Holmes focuses his practice on environmental and commercial litigation.

He has experience in environmental transaction and regulatory counseling matters.

Holmes represents businesses in state and federal courts in environmental and commercial litigation matters.

Mandelbaum is co-chair of the firm’s environmental practice.

His practice generally tends toward environmental litigation as well as handling permit appeals involving assertions of constitutional violations.

He has written and spoken on the environmental rights amendment repeatedly.


Two Conrad O’Brien partners, Pat Hennessy and Lorie Dakessian, spoke at the Education Law Association 63rd annual conference in San Diego.

They presented on two areas of education law: educator misconduct (“From Sandusky to Solebury: Lessons From Pennsylvania on Educator Misconduct”) and data privacy issues (“How Schools Can Fortify Their Deflector Shields: Protecting Data Privacy of K-12 Students and Schools”).

Hennessy brings to educational institutions and corporate America over 20 years of experience in the courtroom and the boardroom.

Dakessian represents clients in several practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, white-collar and internal investigations, student and educator misconduct cases and data privacy matters.


Lishani S. Sunday joined the Katherman Briggs & Greenberg personal injury team. Sunday is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans and Brooklyn Law School in New York.

Previously, she was a senior deputy prosecutor in charge of complex litigation at the York County District Attorney’s Office.

Sunday’s hire expands the team to 11 practicing attorneys who focus on personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, Social Security disability and veterans disability.


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