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Additions

Kandis L. Kovalsky joined Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt as an associate.

Prior to joining Kang Haggerty, she was an associate at Weir & Partners in Philadelphia.

Kovalsky is a business lawyer who represents both corporate and individual clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters.

She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Kovalsky earned her law degree from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

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Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel added Pauline W. Markey as a partner in the business and finance department’s tax group.

Markey practices in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Markey focuses her practice on U.S. federal income tax—including pass-through entities, tax exempt organizations and tax controversy.

She also provides legal advice concerning the formation and restructuring of joint ventures, as well as like-kind exchanges of real property.

Honored

Blank Rome, Pepper Hamilton and Monique Myatt Galloway, former president of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia Inc., were recognized as “Access to Justice Champions” at the inaugural SeniorLAW Center and AARP Pennsylvania Pro Bono Awards, which was held on Nov. 29 at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel.

Winners were chosen for their outstanding efforts in making the world more just for the most vulnerable.

Blank Rome partner and director of pro bono services Kathy E. Ochroch and partner Daniel E. Rhynhart accepted the award on behalf of the firm.

Speakers

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads partner Michael J. Fekete served as a faculty member and panelist on the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education CLE program “Corporate Compliance and Ethics, E-Discovery and Social Media Trends” on Dec. 2.

The program’s morning session covered ethics with an overview of U.S. corporate compliance laws, ethical situations and hot topics when representing corporations and small businesses today.

The afternoon session covered e-discovery case law, challenges and compliance using fact-based scenarios.

The program ended with a discussion on emerging trends in social media.

Fekete is a partner of Montgomery McCracken’s litigation department.

He represents individuals, business owners and companies, both publicly and privately owned, in many different types of matters arising in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and throughout the country.

Announcements

The Legal and Pennsylvania Law Weekly are looking for verdicts and settlements to report.

If you’re a plaintiffs or defense attorney who has obtained a verdict or settlement in Pennsylvania county or federal court recently, email Zack Needles at zneedles@alm.com.