team executives

Elected and Appointed

Michele G. Madera was elected to partnership in Klasko Immigration Law Partners.

Madera’s practice is focused on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant matters for large corporations with a high volume of immigration matters.

Madera has experience advising clients throughout the labor certification process, including assisting companies in ­planning for the labor certification process, performing the labor market test in the United States, filing the Form ETA 9089 and responding to audit requests by the Department of Labor.

She also has worked with clients in the preparation of B-1 Business Visitor applications, H-1B petitions, E-3 petitions, H-3 petitions, L-1A petitions, I-140 petitions for EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 classifications, adjustment of status applications, re-entry permit applications and motions to reopen.


White and Williams’ Craig Cohen and Matt Ferrie were promoted to counsel.

Cohen is an attorney in the subrogation department, where his practice is primarily focused on complex products liability ­subrogation and mass tort litigation.

He previously served as an associate at the firm.

Ferrie investigates and litigates complex commercial and residential property losses involving fire damage, water damage and structural collapse, among other claims.

Ferrie formerly was a White and Williams associate.


Barley Snyder’s partnership voted to approve Matthew Hennesy for ­partnership at the firm. The move became effective Jan. 1.

Hennesy is a ­litigator concentrating his practice in commercial, construction and intellectual property litigation matters.

In addition to helping his clients navigate and succeed in litigation, Hennesy also helps clients proactively identify and manage litigation risk.

He joined the firm in 2010 out of the University of Miami School of Law.


Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby elected Joanne R. Rubinsohn to partnership.

Rubinsohn, who is based in the firm’s Philadelphia office, defends clients in general liability matters involving negligence, construction defect and dram shop law.

Her clients include individuals, ­businesses, colleges and corporate entities.

She has also defended municipalities in tort cases.

Her practice extends throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, central Pennsylvania and northeastern Pennsylvania.

She has jury trial experience in Philadelphia and Allegheny County.

Rubinsohn received her law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.


Megan E. Smith and Zach Glaser joined Offit Kurman’s Philadelphia office.

Smith devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce and family law, and is a trained collaborative lawyer and divorce mediator.

She works with clients in all areas of matrimonial and family law, including the developing area of LGBT law as it relates to children and families.

Glaser joined Offit Kurman’s labor and employment practice group in the Philadelphia office.

Glaser concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment and ­business litigation.


The article titled “Pa. Superior Court Opens Door for Punitive Damages Claims in Risperdal Mass Tort,” published Monday, should have said the possible punitive damages award in the Stange v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals case is double the $500,000 compensatory award, rather than capped at $200,000. •