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Keep up with your former classmates and fellow Widener Law Commonwealth alumni. Fill out the class notes submission form to share your milestone.

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Class of 1993

photo of alumChristie Corado recently joined MIB Group, Inc. as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Privacy Officer. Corado joins MIB from Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc. where she served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel responsible for the legal and regulatory functions impacting the company and its subsidiaries. Read More

photo of alumTodd Shill, an entertainment lawyer at Pillar+Aught in Harrisburg, PA, recently represented executive producers Nyle DiMarco and Sami Housman on the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary “Audible.” The documentary follows the Maryland School for the Deaf’s football team on their journey to defend their winning streak, while simultaneously coping with the tragic loss of a close friend to suicide.

 

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Class of 1995

Terence Sawyer has been unanimously selected by the Loyola University Maryland Board of Trustees to be its 25th president. Sawyer, who previously served as senior vice president of the university, is its first layperson to serve as president, as all previous presidents have been ordained Jesuit priests.

Class of 1996

photo of alumCraig Wolfson and Susan Klein-Wolfson are pleased to announce the opening of their new law firm, Wolfson and Klein-Wolfson, PLLC. The firm is based in Syosset (Long Island), New York, and is focused on 1) Employment Law; 2) Estate Planning & Elder Law; and 3) Residential Real Estate. Please check out our website at www.wkwlawfirm.com, and spread the word!

Class of 1997

photo of alumDana A. Bernstein, former associate at McCarthy Weidler, P.C., has joined Philadelphia law firm Spector Gadon Rosen Vinci, P.C.’s Estates and Trusts department as an associate. Ms. Bernstein’s practice focuses in the areas of commercial law, taxation, special needs planning and estate and wealth preservation planning.

Class of 1999

photo of alumZachary M. Rubinich recently participated as a Speaker during the Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Live 2021 Annual Virtual Conference where he co-presented: Avoiding Risk Exposure Across State Lines: Practical Considerations for Multi-Jurisdictional Workers’ Compensation Cases. He was also selected as a 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Workers' Compensation.

Visitor 2001

photo of alumFlavia Naves recently marked her first anniversary as general counsel for Circle, a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is undergoing a business combination with Concord Acquisition Corp, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition corporation with $276 million in trust.

Class of 2005

photo of alumMichael J. Dennin, had the great pleasure of rising through the ranks and becoming President of the Camden County Bar Association for 2019-2020. During his tenure, the association was able to raise funds for charity, conduct numerous networking events, and provide top notch CLE and mentorship to the bar. He currently is a trial attorney at the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka practicing plaintiffs personal injury and workers compensation cases in NJ and PA.

 
Class of 2006

Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith has been promoted to director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN), effective June 1, 2022 . Marshall-Hockensmith, who has been with PLAN since 2014, will be the first woman of color to hold a senior leadership role at PLAN. She previously served as administrative officer. Before joining PLAN, she worked as an attorney and project manager at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) and as a staff attorney at MidPenn Legal Services. Marshall-Hockensmith serves as editor-in-chief of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Minority Bar Committee’s Houston’s Legacy Newsletter and on the board of directors for the Carlisle Theatre and Central PA’s MLK Day of Service.

 

photo of alumKeli Neary was recently honored by the Legal Intelligencer as a “power player.” Read More

 
Class of 2007

photo of alumJonathan D. Koltash has begun his second year of a two-year term as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the PBA. He is an attorney in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel, serving as chief council for the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange Authority. In addition, Koltash is also an adjunct professor at WLC and Central Penn College.

 
Class of 2008

photo of alumNiki Carter recently joined defense contractor BAE Systems, Inc. as associate general counsel of procurement. In her new role, she supports BAE’s chief procurement officer, vice president of procurement, and vice president of contracts and advises on matters of compliance, U.S Department of Defense government contracting, business strategy, and real estate matters.

 
Class of 2010

photo of alumRyan Webber recently opened his own practice, Webber Law PPLC, in Mechanicsburg, PA, which focuses on elder law, special needs, trusts, and probate matters.

 
Class of 2011

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Paul D. Edger has been appointed as a Senior Deputy Attorney General in the Bureau of Consumer Protection. He also recently took over as Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and was once again named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star (3rd year in a row).

Class of 2012

photo of alumJosh Bovender has been elevated to equity partner with Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP. He is a lawyer in the Harrisburg office, where he splits the bulk of his practice between representing entities in commercial litigation matters and representing insurers and their insureds with regard to general liability cases.

 
Class of 2013

Photo of alumna.Tricia Springer was recently promoted to member (partner) at the Harrisburg, PA office of Eckert Seamans. She concentrates her practice in labor and employment matters, administration law, and civil litigation. In addition, Springer has an extensive practice representing governmental agencies and private parties related to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law and educational institutions connected to the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

photo of alumDouglas S. Wortman recently received the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award. The Annual Pro Bono Award of the PBA’s Legal Service to the Public Committee honors attorneys who have performed significant pro bono service. This year marks the 34th year that the committee has given out awards to pro bono champions across the state. Read More

Class of 2015

photo of alumPatrice M. Turenne was recently named as Chair-Elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division following the close of their annual meeting, which was held on May 21.

 
Class of 2017

Brandon Jordan has been awarded the 2022 Houston’s Rising Star Award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and its minority bar committee. This annual award recognizes a PBA minority bar committee who has made significant contributions to the committee or to the PBA. He currently works as a trial attorney at Liberty Mutual Group, Inc., representing Liberty Mutual and its policyholders in complex civil litigation matters, including workers’ compensation, personal injury, and property damage claims.  

 

photo of alumAngela Lucci married Douglas P. Solomon on April 17, 2021 in Archbald, PA. The couple has postponed their wedding twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ultimately had a wedding with their closest family members. Their wedding consisted of a celebration of nuptial mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church of Christ the King Parish in Archbald, followed by a dinner reception at Arcaro and Genell's in Old Forge, PA.

 

Justin Shedron, an Army helicopter pilot, was promoted to the rank of major. Major Shedron is admitted to the bar in both Pennsylvania and Ohio and intends to practice law upon his retirement from the Army.

 
Class of 2018

photo of alumRobert T. Moran has been admitted as a member to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership is limited to attorneys who have acted as principal counsel in one or more cases which resulted final judgment, award or settlement in favor of his or her client in the amount of one million dollars or more. There are over 5000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

photo of alumLa Tasha C. Williams was recently appointed as the assistant district attorney with the York County District Attorney’s Office.

 
Class of 2019

photo of alumCoulter D. Ebbert recently joined Saxton & Stump as an associate attorney, with a focus on serving commercial and healthcare clients, particularly in professional liability and product liability cases.

 
Class of 2020

photo of alumBenjamin Gingerich has joined Russell, Krafft and Gruber, LLP in Lancaster, PA. He began his legal career as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Howard F. Knisely in the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County and gained additional experience serving as a summer associate for a law firm in York, PA

 

photo of alumSarah Holloway recently joined the Saxton and Stump law firm in Lancaster, PA, working in the firm’s Regulatory and Government Affairs, Workplace Safety and Utilities and Real Estate teams. She previously served as legal counsel to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ finance committee, where she played a key role in drafting and analyzing legislative policy and advising representatives on state and federal law, notably concerning taxation and fiscal policy.

 

Photo of alumSalvatore Sciacca, an associate member of McNees Wallace and Nurick in Harrisburg, PA and a staff sergeant with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, has been deployed to Lithuania for a training exercise with NATO allies. He joined the law firm in 2021 and works in its litigation practice group. Sciacca previously served in Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008 and 2009.

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