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March 2017

Trump Appoints Supreme Court Justice

Neil M. Gorsuch

On January 31, 2017, President Trump nominated Neil M. Gorsuch to be Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. President Trump considers Gorsuch as someone “who loves our constitution and someone who will interpret them as written.” Gorsuch has served over a decade as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, having originally been nominated by President George W. Bush. His nomination is now pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee and hearings are expected to begin on March 20, 2017. View profile ↓

 

New Judge in Alaska Court of Appeals Makes History

Alaska Court of Appeals

For the first time since the creation of the court in 1980, the Alaska Court of Appeals will have a female majority, according to the Alaska Court System. Governor Bill Walker appointed Tracey Wollenberg to be a Judge on February 9th, 2017. Wollenberg fills the seat of Judge Douglas Kossler, who chose not to file for retention.
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Former U.S. Congressman Joins Law Firm

David Vitter

Former Senator David Vitter joined Mercury, LLC as the lobbying firm’s new co-chairman and is currently based in Washington, D.C. Vitter joined the firm after 17 years serving in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate; he also served as the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Vitter’s clients at the firm will include corporations such as Visa Inc. and NBCUniversal, LLC and he will also be leading the creation of Mercury’s Gulf South operations in 2017. View profile ↓

 

Eckert Seamans Names Co-CEOs

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC named Dorothy A. Davis and Timothy Q. Hudak as Co-Chief Executive Officers of the firm, effective March 1, 2017. They replace Timothy P. Ryan, who has held the title of CEO for the past 12 years. The firm decided to appoint co-CEOs so neither lawyer would have to give up their practice for solely an administrative role. Davis, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, is also the first woman to assume the role of CEO at Eckert Seamans since the firm was established in 1958. View profile ↓


 

 

 

 

Neil M. Gorsuch  

Circuit Judge

Chambers of Circuit Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Byron White U.S. Courthouse, 1823 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80257 

Tel: (303) 335-2800

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Leadership® People ID 2006264929

Positions

 

Circuit Judge, Chambers of Circuit Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 

Start Date: 2006

Appointed By: President George W. Bush

Location:

Byron White U.S. Courthouse, 1823 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80257 
Tel: (303) 335-2800

 

 

 

Associate Justice-Designate, Chambers of Associate Justice (Designate) Neil M. Gorsuch, Supreme Court of the United States [SCOTUS] 

Note: On January 31, 2017, President Trump nominated Neil M. Gorsuch to be Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Location:

One First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20543 
Tel: (202) 479-3000

 

 

Bio

 

Date of Birth: 1967

Education: Columbia 1988 BA; Harvard 1991 JD; Oxford (UK) 2004 DPhil

 

 

Career History

 

Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General, Office of the Associate Attorney General, Office of the Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice

 

Principal Deputy to the Associate Attorney General, Office of the Associate Attorney General, Office of the Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice (2005-2006)

 

Attorney, Private Practice (1995-2005)

 

Law Clerk, Chambers of Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States (1993-1994)

 

Law Clerk, Chambers of Associate Justice Byron R. White, Supreme Court of the United States (1993-1994)

 

Law Clerk, Chambers of Circuit Judge David Bryan Sentelle, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1991-1992)

 

 

 

Alaska Court of Appeals 

Boney Memorial Courthouse, 303 K Street, Anchorage, AK 99501-2084 

Tel: (907) 264-0612
Fax: (907) 264-0878
http://courts.alaska.gov/appcts.htm

 

Description: The Court of Appeals, created by the Alaska State Legislature in 1980, consists of a chief judge and two judges. The chief judge serves a consecutive two-year term and is appointed by the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. The judges are appointed by the Governor from nominees submitted by the Alaska Judicial Council and are subject to a retention vote for an eight-year term in the first general election held more than three years after the appointment. The Court of Appeals has appellate jurisdiction in actions and proceedings commenced in the Alaska Superior Court, including appeals from judgments in criminal cases, juvenile delinquency cases, habeas corpus matters and cases involving probation and parole decisions. The Court also has jurisdiction to review sentences imposed by either the Alaska Superior Court or District Court and discretionary review of District Court appeals to the Alaska Superior Court.

 

Number of Judgeships: 3
Court Seat: The Court sits in Anchorage.

 

 

Court Staff

Clerk of the Appellate Courts Marilyn May

(907) 264-0608

  

Fax: (907) 264-0878

mmay@akcourts.us

Education: Northern Iowa 1975 BA, 1977 MA; Minnesota 1984 JD

  

Chief Deputy Clerk Meredith Montgomery

(907) 264-0609

  

Start Date: 2015

Fax: (907) 264-0878

mmontgomery@akcourts.us

  

Administrative Assistant Cheryl Jones

(907) 264-0608

  

cajones@akcourts.us

Fax: (907) 264-0878

  

Deputy Clerk Mindi Johnson

(907) 264-0748

  

mjohnson@akcourts.us

Fax: (907) 264-0878

  

Deputy Clerk Beth Pechota

(907) 264-0630

  

Start Date: 2007

Fax: (907) 264-0878

bpechota@akcourts.us

Career: Deputy Clerk, Utah Supreme Court

  

Deputy Clerk Kyle "William" Roberts

(907) 264-0629

  

Start Date: 2016

wroberts@akcourts.us

Fax: (907) 264-0878

  

Deputy Clerk (Vacant)

(907) 264-0857

  

Fax: (907) 264-0878

  

Deputy Clerk (Vacant)

(907) 264-0612

  

Fax: (907) 264-0878

  

Central Staff Attorney Dan Collins

(907) 264-0612

  

dcollins@akcourts.us

Fax: (907) 264-0878

  

Central Staff Attorney Courtney Munson

(907) 264-0612

  

Start Date: 2016

Fax: (907) 264-0878

cmunson@akcourts.us

  

Central Staff Attorney (Vacant)

(907) 264-0612

  

rplumlee@akcourts.us

Fax: (907) 264-0878

  

Central Staff Attorney (Vacant)

(907) 264-0612

  

itresser@akcourts.us

Fax: (907) 264-0878

  

 

 

Chambers of Chief Judge David Mannheimer 

Boney Memorial Courthouse, 303 K Street, Room 432, Anchorage, AK 99501-2084 

Tel: (907) 264-0754
Fax: (907) 264-0878

Chief Judge David Mannheimer

(907) 264-0754

  

Start Date: 2013

Appointed By: Governor Steve Cowper

Next Election: November 2018

dmannheimer@appellate.courts.state.ak.us

Fax: (907) 264-0878

Date of Birth: 1949

Education: Stanford 1970; Boalt Hall 1974

Career: Judge, Alaska Court of Appeals (1990-2013); Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, State of Alaska (1976-1990); Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney, State of Alaska (1974-1976)

  

 

 

Staff

Law Clerk Hazel Blum

(907) 264-0754

  

Start Date: 2016

Reports to: David Mannheimer, Chief Judge, Chambers of Chief Judge David Mannheimer, Alaska Court of Appeals

Term Expires: September 2017

Fax: (907) 264-0878

  

Law Clerk Claire Sullivan

(907) 264-0754

  

Start Date: 2016

Reports to: David Mannheimer, Chief Judge, Chambers of Chief Judge David Mannheimer, Alaska Court of Appeals

Term Expires: September 2017

csullivan@appellate.courts.state.ak.us

Fax: (907) 264-0878

  

Judicial Assistant Michele Lucas

(907) 264-0754

  

Start Date: 2015

Reports to: David Mannheimer, Chief Judge, Chambers of Chief Judge David Mannheimer, Alaska Court of Appeals

Fax: (907) 264-0878

  

 

 

Chambers of Judge Marjorie Allard 

303 K Street, Anchorage, AK 99501-2084 

Tel: (907) 264-0757

Judge Marjorie Allard

(907) 264-0757

  

Start Date: 2012

mallard@akcourts.us

Education: Yale, JD

Career: Civil Litigator, Richmond & Quinn

  

 

 

Chambers of Judge Tracey Wollenberg 

303 K Street, Anchorage, AK 99501-2099 

Tel: (907) 264-0612

Judge Tracey Wollenberg

(907) 264-0612

  

Start Date: 2017

Education: Columbia JD

Career: Deputy Public Defender, Appellate Division, Public Defender Agency, State of Alaska (2011-2017); Law Clerk, Alaska Court of Appeals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Vitter  

Co-Chairman

Mercury, LLC

300 Tingey Street, SE, Suite 202, Washington, DC 20003 

Tel: (202) 261-4000

dvitter@mercuryllc.com

Fax: (202) 551-9966

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Leadership® People ID 2003652779

Positions

 

Co-Chairman, Mercury, LLC 

Start Date: 2017

Location:

300 Tingey Street, SE, Suite 202, Washington, DC 20003 
Tel: (202) 261-4000
dvitter@mercuryllc.com
Fax: (202) 551-9966

 

 

 

Member, United States Association of Former Members of Congress [FMC] 

Start Date: 2017

Location:

1401 K Street, NW, Suite 503, Washington, DC 20005 
Tel: (202) 222-0972
Fax: (202) 222-0977

 

 

Bio

 

Political Affiliation: Republican

Date of Birth: May 3, 1961

Education: Harvard 1983 AB; Oxford (UK) 1985 BA; Tulane 1988 JD

Religion: Catholic

 

 

Current Memberships

 

Member, St. Francis Xavier Church

 

 

Career History

 

Member, Congressional Advisory Board, The Leadership Institute

 

Congressional Designated Ex Officio Trustee, Board of Trustees, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

 

Ex-Officio Director, Board of Directors, Vietnam Education Foundation

 

U.S. Senator, Office of Senator David Vitter (R-LA), United States Senate (2005-2017)

 

Member, Senate Veterans Affairs Backlog Working Group, United States Senate (2014-2017)

 

Senate Co-Chair, Congressional Home Protection Caucus, United States Congress (2013-2017)

 

Member, Senate India Caucus, United States Senate (2013-2017)

 

Member, Senate Tourism Caucus, United States Senate (2012-2017)

 

Member, Senate Cancer Coalition, United States Senate

 

Member, Senate Aerospace Caucus, United States Senate (2010-2017)

 

Member, Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition, United States Congress

 

Member, Congressional Serbian American Caucus, United States Congress

 

Member, Congressional United Services Organization (USO) Caucus, United States Congress

 

Member, Senate General Aviation Caucus, United States Senate (2010-2017)

 

Member, Anti-Value Added Tax Caucus, United States Congress

 

Member, Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease, United States Congress

 

Member, Senate Republican Capital Markets Task Force, United States Senate

 

Member, Senate Western Caucus, United States Senate (2009-2017)

 

Member, Senate Caucus on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children, United States Senate

 

Honorary Chairman, Louisiana Reform PAC

 

Member, Senate National Guard Caucus, United States Senate (2009-2017)

 

Member, Senate Air Force Caucus, United States Senate

 

Member, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, United States Congress

 

Member, Congressional French Caucus, United States Congress

 

Member, Cuba Democracy Caucus, United States Congress

 

Member, Congressional Coalition on Adoption, United States Congress

 

Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus, United States Congress

 

Member, Congressional Boating Caucus, United States Congress

 

Member, Coalition for Autism Research and Education, United States Congress

 

Member, Congressional Hazards Caucus, United States Congress

 

Deputy Majority Whip, Office of the Chief Deputy Majority Whip, Office of Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), United States Senate (2015-2017)

 

Chairman, Border Security and Enforcement First Immigration Caucus (2010-2017)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate (2015-2017)

 

Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate (2015-2017)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate (2015-2017)

 

Deputy Chairman, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate (2015-2017)

 

Member, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate (2015-2017)

 

Chairman, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, United States Senate (2015-2017)

 

Chairman, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2015-2017)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2015-2017)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2015-2017)

 

Member, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2015-2017)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate (2009-2017)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate (2015-2017)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate (2011-2017)

 

Member, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate (2009-2017)

 

Candidate for Governor, David Vitter for Louisiana, State of Louisiana (2014-2015)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Economic Policy, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate (2013-2015)

 

Member, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, United States Senate

 

Ex Officio, Non-Voting, Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2013-2015)

 

Ex Officio, Non-Voting, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2013-2015)

 

Ex Officio, Non-Voting, Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2013-2015)

 

Ex Officio, Non-Voting, Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2013-2015)

 

Ex Officio, Non-Voting, Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2013-2015)

 

Ex Officio, Non-Voting, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2013-2015)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Seapower, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate (2013-2015)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate (2013-2015)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate (2011-2015)

 

Member, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate (2009-2015)

 

Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2013-2015)

 

Deputy Minority Whip, Office of Chief Deputy Republican Whip Michael Crapo (R-ID), Office of Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), United States Senate (2013-2015)

 

Member, Advisory Committee, United States Senate Youth Program, United States Senate (2013-2014)

 

Member, Senate Hunger Caucus, United States Senate (2014)

 

Member, Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force

 

Member, Subcommittee on Personnel, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate (2009-2013)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Airland, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate (2011-2013)

 

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Economic Policy, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate (2011-2013)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Children's Health and Environmental Responsibility, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2009-2013)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2011-2013)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2011-2013)

 

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2011-2013)

 

Member, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate

 

Deputy Minority Whip, Office of Republican Whip John Kyl (R-AZ), United States Senate (2011-2013)

 

Member, Board of Visitors, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Department of Homeland Security (2009-2011)

 

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate (2009-2011)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Seapower, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate (2009-2011)

 

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate (2009-2011)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2009-2011)

 

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2009-2011)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2007-2011)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate (2007-2011)

 

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Science and Space, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate (2009-2011)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate (2007-2011)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate (2009-2011)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate

 

Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate (2007-2011)

 

Member, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate

 

Member, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate (2009)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate (2007-2009)

 

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate (2007-2009)

 

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Transportation Safety, Infrastructure Security, and Water Quality, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2007-2009)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate (2007-2009)

 

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Democracy and Human Rights, Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate (2007-2009)

 

Member, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate (2007-2009)

 

Member, Subcommittee on African Affairs, Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate (2007-2009)

 

Member, Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate (2007-2009)

 

Member, Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate (2007-2009)

 

Member, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, United States Congress (2005-2007)

 

Member, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate

 

Member, Subcommittee on Trade, Tourism, and Economic Development, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate

 

Member, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate

 

Member, Subcommittee on National Ocean Policy Study, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate

 

Member, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate

 

Member, Subcommittee on Disaster Prevention and Prediction, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate

 

Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Product Safety, and Insurance, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate

 

Member, Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety, Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate

 

Chairman, Subcommittee on Global Climate Change and Impacts, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate

 

Presidential Roundtable Chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee

 

Member, Committee on the Budget, United States House of Representatives

 

Member, Republican Study Committee, United States House of Representatives

 

Member, House Republican Policy Committee, United States House of Representatives

 

Member, Committee on Appropriations, United States House of Representatives

 

U.S. Representative, Office of Representative David Vitter (R-LA, District 1), United States House of Representatives (1999-2004)

 

State Representative, (R), Louisiana House of Representatives (1992-1999)

 

Adjunct Law Professor, Tulane University and Loyola University

 

Attorney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Limited Liability Company

 

600 Grant Street, 44th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2788 

Tel: (412) 566-6000
Fax: (412) 566-6099
info@eckertseamans.com
http://www.eckertseamans.com
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History: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC and Sterns & Weinroth combined practices on April 1, 2013.

 

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Alternative Energy Services; Antitrust and Trade Regulation; Appellate; Automotive Dealerships; Automotive Industry; Aviation; Bankruptcy and Restructuring; Business Counseling; Class Action Litigation; Construction; Corporate and Financial Transactions; E-Discovery and Information Management; Emerging Growth and Technology; Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation; Energy; Environmental; Equine Law; Estate and Trusts; Finance and Financial Institutions; Financial Institutions; Food Liability Litigation; Gaming; Government Affairs; Health Care; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Higher Education; Hospitality; Insurance; Insurance Coverage and Compliance; Intellectual Property; Intellectual Property Litigation; International; Labor and Employment; Land Use and Zoning; Latin America; Life Sciences; Litigation; Litigation Management Online; Marcellus Shale; Mass Tort Litigation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Municipal; Natural Gas Vehicle Group; Nonprofits; Product Liability; Professional Liability; Public Finance; Public Transit; Railroad Litigation; Real Estate; Real Estate Finance; Securities Litigation; Tax; Technology and Licensing; Technology Litigation; Transportation; Trucking and Logistics; Utilities and Telecommunications; White-Collar Criminal Defense
Year Founded: 1958
Total Number of Attorneys: 373
Partners/Shareholders: 252
Associates: 96
Of Counsel: 25

 

Law Firm Networks: Lex Mundi; State Capital Group

Major Federal-Level Clients: JetBlue Airways Corporation; Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.

 

 

Management

Co-Chief Executive Officer [Chair, Women's Initiative at Eckert] Dorothy A. Davis

(412) 566-5953

  

Start Date: 2017

Fax: (412) 566-6099

ddavis@eckertseamans.com

Education: Carlow Col 1978 BA; Pittsburgh 1981 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The Florida Bar

  

Co-Chief Executive Officer Timothy Q. Hudak

(412) 566-2584

  

Start Date: 2017

thudak@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: St Vincent Col 1984 BA; Pittsburgh 1987 JD

  

 

 

Board of Directors 

Member Albert G. Bixler

(215) 851-8412

  

Fax: (215) 851-8383

Two Liberty Place, 50 South 16th Street, 22nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 

Education: Pennsylvania 1977 BA; UCLA 1981 MA; Pennsylvania 1984 JD

  

Member Peter F. Carr, II

(617) 342-6857

  

pcarr@eckertseamans.com

Two International Place, 16th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 

Education: Bates 1991 BA; Suffolk 1994 JD

  

Member Scott D. Cessar

(412) 566-2581

  

scessar@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Dickinson Law 1984 BA; Notre Dame 1987 JD

  

Member Richard K. "Rick" Dandrea

(412) 566-5930

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

rdandrea@eckertseamans.com

Education: Penn State 1977 BA; George Washington 1980 JD

Career: Chair, Mass Tort Litigation, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

Member Dorothy A. Davis

(412) 566-5953

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

ddavis@eckertseamans.com

Education: Carlow Col 1978 BA; Pittsburgh 1981 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The Florida Bar

  

Member Kathryn A. English

(412) 566-1226

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

kenglish@eckertseamans.com

Education: Notre Dame 1991 BA; NYU 1994 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The District of Columbia Bar

Career: Vice Chair, Tax, Estates and Trusts and Employee Benefits, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

Member Michael P. Flammia

(617) 342-6854

  

mflammia@eckertseamans.com

Two International Place, 16th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 

Education: Boston U 1985 BA, 1988 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The District of Columbia Bar

  

Member Stephen M. Foxman

(215) 851-8422

  

sfoxman@eckertseamans.com

Two Liberty Plaza, 50 South 16th Street, 22nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 

Education: Pennsylvania 1968 BS; Harvard 1971 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The District of Columbia Bar

Career: Member, Board of Directors, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

Member Robert J. Hannen

(724) 873-8457

  

rhannen@eckertseamans.com

Summit Corporate Center, 1001 Corporate Drive, Suite 200, Canonsburg, PA 15317-8563 

Education: Pittsburgh 1987 BS; Duquesne 1990 JD

  

Member Timothy Q. Hudak

(412) 566-2584

  

thudak@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: St Vincent Col 1984 BA; Pittsburgh 1987 JD

  

Member Roberta "Bobbi" Jacobs-Meadway

(215) 851-8522

  

rjacobsmeadway@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Two Liberty Plaza, 50 South 16th Street, 22nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 

Education: Bryn Mawr 1972 BA; Rutgers 1975 JD

  

Member Steven R. Kramer

(914) 949-2909

  

Fax: (914) 949-5424

skramer@eckertseamans.com

10 Bank Street, Suite 700, White Plains, NY 10606 

Education: SUNY (Binghamton) 1986 BA; Albany Law 1989 JD

  

Member Edward J. Longosz, II

(202) 659-6619

  

Fax: (202) 659-6699

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20006 

Education: St Francis Col (PA) 1977 BA; Ohio Northern 1981 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The District of Columbia Bar; Member, Virginia State Bar

  

Member John R. "Jack" McGinley, Jr.

(412) 566-1984

  

jmcginley@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: St Bonaventure 1965 BS; Duquesne 1968 JD

Career: Chairman, Board of Trustees, St. Bonaventure University

  

Member John J. Myers

(412) 566-5900

  

jmyers@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Franklin & Marshall 1973 BA; Tulane 1976 JD

  

Member Christopher R. Opalinski

(412) 566-5963

  

copalinski@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Kent State 1978 BA; Wake Forest 1981 JD

  

Member David V. Radack

(412) 566-6777

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

dradack@eckertseamans.com

Education: Carnegie Mellon 1980 BS; Cornell 1983 JD

  

 

Member Timothy P. Ryan

(412) 566-5990

  

tryan@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: St Vincent Col 1981 BA; Duquesne 1984 JD

Career: Chief Executive Officer, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Chair, Litigation Division, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Chair, Board of Directors, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

Member Evelyn D. Sahr

(202) 659-6622

  

esahr@eckertseamans.com

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20006 

Education: North Carolina 1980 BA; George Washington 1983 JD

  

Member Robert P. Zoller

(609) 989-5028

  

rzoller@eckertseamans.com

2000 Lenox Drive, Sutie 1400, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 

Education: Providence 1978 BS; Seton Hall 1981 JD

Career: Director and Chair, Litigation Practice Group, Sterns & Weinroth PC

  

 

 

Executive Committee 

Chair John R. "Jack" McGinley, Jr.

(412) 566-1984

  

jmcginley@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: St Bonaventure 1965 BS; Duquesne 1968 JD

Career: Chairman, Board of Trustees, St. Bonaventure University

  

Member Dorothy A. Davis

(412) 566-5953

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

ddavis@eckertseamans.com

Education: Carlow Col 1978 BA; Pittsburgh 1981 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The Florida Bar

  

Member Timothy Q. Hudak

(412) 566-2584

  

thudak@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: St Vincent Col 1984 BA; Pittsburgh 1987 JD

  

 

 

Associates Committee 

Chair Arun J. Thomas

(412) 566-2019

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Catholic U 1993 BA; Georgetown 1996 JD

  

 

 

Budget, Finance and Collections Committee 

Chair Richard S. Wiedman

(412) 566-5967

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

rwiedman@eckertseamans.com

Education: Tufts 1977 BA; Case Western 1980 JD

Career: Member, Board of Directors, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

 

 

Departments

 

 

Business Division 

Chair Timothy Q. Hudak

(412) 566-2584

  

thudak@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: St Vincent Col 1984 BA; Pittsburgh 1987 JD

  

Vice Chair Kathryn A. English

(412) 566-1226

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

kenglish@eckertseamans.com

Education: Notre Dame 1991 BA; NYU 1994 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The District of Columbia Bar

Career: Vice Chair, Tax, Estates and Trusts and Employee Benefits, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

 

 

Aviation Law 

Chair Evelyn D. Sahr

(202) 659-6622

  

esahr@eckertseamans.com

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20006 

Education: North Carolina 1980 BA; George Washington 1983 JD

  

 

 

Bankruptcy and Restructuring 

Chair Karen Lee "Kitt" Turner

(215) 851-8431

  

kturner@eckertseamans.com

Two Liberty Place, 50 South 16th Street, 22nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 

Education: Ursinus 1975 BA; Villanova 1978 JD

Career: Member, Board of Directors, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Member-in-Charge, Wilmimgton, DE Office, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

 

 

Business Counseling 

Chair Donald S. Burnham

(617) 342-6843

  

dburnham@eckertseamans.com

Two International Place, 16th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 

Education: Harvard 1980 AB; Connecticut 1984 JD

  

 

 

Corporate and Financial Transactions 

Chair John W. Pauciulo

(215) 851-8480

  

Start Date: 2014

jpauciulo@eckertseamans.com

Two Liberty Place, 50 South 16th Street, 22nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 

Education: Villanova 1987 BA; Temple 1990 JD

Career: Vice Chair, Corporate and Financial Transactions, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Hiring Partner, White and Williams LLP

  

 

 

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation 

Chair Sandra R. Mihok

(412) 566-1903

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

smihok@eckertseamans.com

Education: Pittsburgh 1991 BA; Duquesne 1994 JD

  

 

 

Government Relations 

Chair Loudon L. Campbell

(717) 237-6028

  

lcampbell@eckertseamans.com

213 Market Street, Eighth Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2132 

Education: La Salle U 1971 BS; Pittsburgh 1974 JD

  

Member David W. Clarke

(804) 788-7747

  

dclarke@eckertseamans.com

919 East Main Street, Suite 1450, Richmond, VA 23219 

Education: Virginia 1977 BA; Richmond 1983 JD

  

Member Thomas A. Lisk

(804) 788-7750

  

tlisk@eckertseamans.com

919 East Main Street, Suite 1450, Richmond, VA 23219 

  

Member David J. Mayernik

(412) 566-6126

  

dmayernik@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Pittsburgh 1974 BA, 1981 MPA; Widener 1993 JD

Career: Trustee, University of Pittsburgh

  

Member Richard L. Savage, III

(804) 788-7745

  

rsavage@eckertseamans.com

707 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219 

Education: Radford 1987 BA; William & Mary 1989 MBA; Wake Forest 1994 JD

  

 

Special Counsel William D. "Bill" Delahunt (D-MA)

(617) 342-6852

  

wdelahunt@eckertseamans.com

Two International Place, Boston, MA 02110 

Date of Birth: July 18, 1941

Education: Middlebury 1963 BA; Boston Col 1967 JD

Home City: Quincy

Religion: Catholic

Current Memberships: Member, Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Career: Director, Executive Committee, Association Board of Directors, United States Association of Former Members of Congress (2016); Secretary, Executive Committee, Association Board of Directors, United States Association of Former Members of Congress (2012-2014); U.S. Representative to the 64th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Congressional Delegates, United States Mission to the United Nations, United States Department of State (2009-2010); U.S. Representative to the 62nd Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Congressional Delegates, U.S. Representatives to the General Assembly of the United Nations, United States Department of State, George W. Bush Administration (2007-2008); U.S. Representative, Office of Representative Bill Delahunt, United States House of Representatives (1997-2011); Ranking, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives; Private Practice; Member, Scenic Byways Task Force, United States House of Representatives; Member, New England Congressional Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Public Pension Reform Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, International Workers Rights Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus, United States House of Representatives (2010-2011); Member, Congressional Caucus on Green Jobs, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Friends of Liechtenstein Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Caucus on Turkey, United States House of Representatives; Member, House Manufacturing Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, House Oceans Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Rural Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional General Aviation Caucus, United States House of Representatives (2010-2011); Member, Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, United States House of Representatives (2010-2011); Member, Congressional Caucus on Bulgaria, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports, United States House of Representatives; Member, Russia Caucus, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Member, Congressional Caucus on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children, United States House of Representatives; Member, House Small Brewers Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, International Conservation Caucus, United States Congress; Member, Congressional Mental Health Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, USO Congressional Caucus, United States Congress; Member, Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, United States House of Representatives; Member, Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Member, Congressional Native American Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional JOBS NOW! Caucus, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Member, Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Member, Congressional Natural Gas Caucus, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Member, Congressional Friends of Canada, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Member, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Waterways Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, National Parks Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, National Marine Sanctuary Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality Caucus, United States House of Representatives (2008-2011); Member, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus, United States House of Representatives (2008-2011); Member, Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Task Force on Manufacturing, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Bike Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Caucus on the European Union, United States House of Representatives (2007-2011); Member, Task Force on Terrorism and Proliferation Financing, United States House of Representatives (2007-2011); Member, Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Member, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives; Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Member, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Port Security Caucus, United States Congress; Member, Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease, United States Congress; Member, Congressional French Caucus, United States Congress; Member, Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, United States Congress; Member, Congressional Pell Grant Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Caucus on Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Real Estate Caucus, United States Congress; Member, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Member, Law Enforcement Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus, United States Congress; Member, Congressional Coalition on Adoption, United States Congress; Member, Rural Health Care Coalition, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Task Force on International HIV/AIDS, United States House of Representatives; Member, House Portuguese-American Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission; Member, National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Coastal Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Boating Caucus, United States Congress; Member, House Impact Aid Coalition, United States House of Representatives; Member, Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, United States Congress; Member, Congressional Caucus on Community Health Centers, United States House of Representatives; Member, Congressional Internet Caucus, United States Congress; Member, Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives; Member, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives; Member, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives; Member, Task Force on Judicial Impeachment, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives (2009-2010); Member, Subcommittee on Europe, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives (2009); Member, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives (2007-2009); Member, House National Service Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Subcommittee on The Western Hemisphere, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives (2007-2009); Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives; Member, Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, United States House of Representatives (2007-2009); Member, Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Ad Hoc Congressional Committee for Irish Affairs, United States House of Representatives; Member, House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, United States House of Representatives (2007); Member, Congressional Arts Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Member, Subcommittee on The Western Hemisphere, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives; Member, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives; Member, Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition, United States House of Representatives; Member, Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives; Member, Subcommittee on Europe, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives; House Co-Chair, Congressional Coast Guard Caucus, United States Congress; Honorary Member, 30-Something Working Group, United States House of Representatives; District Attorney, County of Norfolk, Massachusetts (1975-1996); Co-Founder, Out of Iraq Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Co-Chairman, Patriot Act Reform Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Co-Chair, Fragile X Caucus, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Co-Chair, Crime and Drugs Task Force, House Democratic Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Chairman, Subcommittee on Europe, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Chairman, Subcommittee on Europe, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives (2009-2011); Chairman, Older Americans Caucus, United States House of Representatives; Chairman, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives (2007-2009); Chairman, Investigative Subcommittee - Jefferson, Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, United States House of Representatives (2007-2009); Chairman, Select Committee to Investigate the Voting Irregularities of August 2, 2007, United States House of Representatives (2007-2008); Assistant Majority Leader, Massachusetts House of Representatives (1973-1975); Alumni Trustee, Board of Trustees, Middlebury College; U.S. Coast Guard Reserve (1963-1971)

  

Director, Government Affairs May H. Fox

(804) 788-7746

  

mfox@eckertseamans.com

707 East Main Street, Suite 1450, Richmond, VA 23219 

Education: Sweet Briar 1970 BA; Boston Col 1975

Career: Managing Director and Corporate Secretary, Advantus Strategies, LLC

  

Government Affairs Coordinator Lisa A. Foster

(804) 788-7748

  

lfoster@eckertseamans.com

919 East Main Street, Suite 1450, Richmond, VA 23219 

Education: VCU 1992 BS

  

Government Affairs Specialist Joshua L. "Josh" Myers

(804) 788-7749

  

joshuamyers@eckertseamans.com

919 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219 

Education: Radford 2004

Career: Government Affairs Associate, Advantus Strategies, LLC

  

 

 

Hospitality and Gaming 

Co-Chair Timothy Q. Hudak

(412) 566-2584

  

thudak@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: St Vincent Col 1984 BA; Pittsburgh 1987 JD

  

Co-Chair Mark S. Stewart

(717) 237-7191

  

Start Date: 2014

mstewart@eckertseamans.com

213 Market Street, 8th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2132 

Education: Penn State 1992 BA; Cornell 1995 JD

Career: Deputy Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  

Vice Chair Jay T. Blount

(412) 566-5945

  

jblount@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Notre Dame 1991 BA; Hastings 1994 JD

Career: Co-Chair, Corporate and Business, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

Vice Chair Patricia S. Mahlstedt

(412) 566-1914

  

pmahlstedt@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: St Vincent's Col 1988 BA; Notre Dame 1991 JD

  

 

 

Intellectual Property 

Co-Chair Roberta "Bobbi" Jacobs-Meadway

(215) 851-8522

  

rjacobsmeadway@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Bryn Mawr 1972 BA; Rutgers 1975 JD

  

Co-Chair David V. Radack

(412) 566-6777

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

dradack@eckertseamans.com

Education: Carnegie Mellon 1980 BS; Cornell 1983 JD

  

Vice Chair Philip E. Levy

(412) 566-6043

  

plevy@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Cornell 1991 BSEE; Pittsburgh 1994 JD

  

 

 

Public Finance 

Co-Chair Dean F. Richardson

(412) 566-6082

  

drichardson@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Notre Dame 1977 BA, 1980 JD

Career: Vice Chair, Municipal Finance, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Member, Board of Directors, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

Co-Chair Marc S. Stein

(215) 851-8464

  

Start Date: 2014

Fax: (215) 851-8383

mstein@eckertseamans.com

Two Liberty, 50 South 16th Street, 22nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 

Education: Dickinson Law 1980 BA; Delaware 1984 JD

Career: Group Leader, Public Finance Practice, Blank Rome LLP

  

 

 

Real Estate 

Co-Chair James Pellow, III

(412) 566-1986

  

jpellow@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Penn State 1976 BA; Pittsburgh 1981 JD

  

Co-Chair Frank J. Petrino

(609) 989-5029

  

fpetrino@eckertseamans.com

2000 Lenox Drive, Suite 1400, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 

Education: Rider U 1969 BA; Rutgers (Camden) 1972 JD

Career: Director and Chair, Real Estate and Transactional Practice Group, Sterns & Weinroth PC

  

 

 

Tax and Estates 

Chair Raymond C. Vogliano

(412) 566-6994

  

rvogliano@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Waynesburg Col 1979 BS; Duquesne 1992 JD

  

 

 

Litigation Division 

Chair Christopher R. Opalinski

(412) 566-5963

  

copalinski@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Kent State 1978 BA; Wake Forest 1981 JD

  

Vice Chair Paul D. Steinman

(412) 566-5993

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

psteinman@eckertseamans.com

Education: Haverford 1984 BA; Duke 1987 JD

  

 

 

Commercial Litigation 

Chair, Philadelphia and Delaware Mitchell L. Bach

(215) 851-8466

  

mbach@eckertseamans.com

Two Liberty Place, 50 South 16th Street, 22nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 

Education: Pennsylvania 1968 BS, 1971 JD

  

Chair, Boston and Washington, DC Michael P. Flammia

(617) 342-6854

  

mflammia@eckertseamans.com

One International Place, 18th Floor, Boston, MA 02110-2602 

Education: Boston U 1985 BA, 1988 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The District of Columbia Bar

  

Chair, Harrisburg Bridget E. Montgomery

(717) 237-6054

  

bmontgomery@eckertseamans.com

213 Market Street, 8th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2132 

Education: Penn State 1986 BS; Pennsylvania 1989 JD

  

Chair, Pittsburgh Paul D. Steinman

(412) 566-5993

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

psteinman@eckertseamans.com

Education: Haverford 1984 BA; Duke 1987 JD

  

 

 

Construction/Alternate Dispute Resolution 

Chair Scott D. Cessar

(412) 566-2581

  

scessar@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Dickinson Law 1984 BA; Notre Dame 1987 JD

  

 

 

Dealership and Franchise Law 

Chair Thomas J. Sweeney, Jr.

(412) 566-6968

  

tsweeney@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Pittsburgh 1977 BA; Duquesne 1981 JD

Career: Member, Board of Directors, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

 

 

Employment and Labor 

Chair John J. Myers

(412) 566-5900

  

jmyers@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Franklin & Marshall 1973 BA; Tulane 1976 JD

  

Vice Chair Ryan J. Cassidy

(215) 858-1853

  

Start Date: 2014

Fax: (215) 851-8383

rcassidy@eckertseamans.com

213 Market Street, 8th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2132 

Education: Widener 1996 JD

  

 

 

Energy 

Chair Scott R. Dismukes

(412) 566-1998

  

sdismukes@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Michigan State 1979 BA; Pittsburgh 1985 JD

  

 

 

Environmental 

Chair Richard S. Wiedman

(412) 566-5967

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

rwiedman@eckertseamans.com

Education: Tufts 1977 BA; Case Western 1980 JD

Career: Member, Board of Directors, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

 

 

Financial Services Litigation 

Chair Dorothy A. Davis

(412) 566-5953

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

ddavis@eckertseamans.com

Education: Carlow Col 1978 BA; Pittsburgh 1981 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The Florida Bar

  

 

 

Mass Tort Litigation 

Co-Chair Mark L. Reardon

(302) 552-2900

  

mreardon@eckertseamans.com

300 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1210, Wilmington, DE 19801 

Date of Birth: January 12, 1960

Education: Boston Col 1982 BS; Widener 1985 JD

  

Co-Chair Dennis R. McEwen

(412) 566-6979

  

dmcewen@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Date of Birth: 1956

Education: Penn State 1978 BA, 1982 JD

Career: Member, Board of Directors, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

 

 

Product Liability 

Co-Chair Edward A. Gray

(215) 851-8426

  

egray@eckertseamans.com

Two Liberty Place, 50 South 16th Street, 22nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 

Education: Temple 1974 BA, 1978 JD

  

Co-Chair, Pittsburgh John E. Hall

(412) 566-1915

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

jhall@eckertseamans.com

Education: Penn State 1965 BA; Duquesne 1969 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The West Virginia State Bar

Career: Member, Board of Directors, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

Vice Chair Dennis P. Ziemba

(215) 851-8538

  

Start Date: 2014

dziemba@eckertseamans.com

Two Liberty Place, 50 South 16th Street, 22nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 

Education: Scranton 1992 BS; Temple 1995 JD

  

 

 

Professional Liability 

Chair Peter J. Hoffman

(215) 851-8420

  

phoffman@eckertseamans.com

Two Liberty Place, 50 South 16th Street, 22nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 

Education: Washington & Jefferson 1967 BA; SUNY (Albany) 1968 MA; Temple 1974 JD

Career: Member, Board of Directors, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

 

 

Transportation 

Co-Chair John E. Hall

(412) 566-1915

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

jhall@eckertseamans.com

Education: Penn State 1965 BA; Duquesne 1969 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The West Virginia State Bar

Career: Member, Board of Directors, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

Co-Chair Evelyn D. Sahr

(202) 659-6622

  

esahr@eckertseamans.com

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20006 

Education: North Carolina 1980 BA; George Washington 1983 JD

  

 

 

Utilities and Telecommunications 

Co-Chair Daniel Clearfield

(717) 237-7173

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

dclearfield@eckertseamans.com

Education: Temple 1974 BA, 1977 JD

Career: Partner, Harrisburg, PA Office, WolfBlock LLP; Chair, Energy, Telecommunications and Utility Regulation, WolfBlock LLP

  

Co-Chair Charles A. Zdebski

(202) 659-6605

  

czdebski@eckertseamans.com

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006 

Education: Harvard 1988 BA; George Washington 1994 JD

Career: Partner, Washington, DC Office, Troutman Sanders LLP; Associate, Washington, DC Office, Troutman Sanders LLP

  

 

 

Administration

Chief Operating Officer Jane C. Hellmann

(412) 566-6000

  

Start Date: 2012

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Career: Deputy Chief Operating Officer, K&L Gates LLP; Acting Chief Operating Officer, K&L Gates LLP

  

Chief Business Development Officer Harold F. Balk

(412) 566-6018

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

hbalk@eckertseamans.com

Education: Bethany (CA) 1987 BA; Duquesne 2002 JD

Career: Director of Business Development, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Business Development Manager, Pittsburgh, PA Office, Reed Smith LLP

  

Chief Financial Officer David J. Federline

(412) 566-6960

  

dfederline@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: St Vincent's Col 1983 BS

  

Controller David C. Theys

(412) 566-1288

  

dtheys@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

  

Facilities Director Mark E. Hill

(412) 566-8428

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

mhill@eckertseamans.com

Career: Chief of Operations, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

  

Information Systems Manager Donald Powell

(412) 566-6000

  

Start Date: 2016

Fax: (412) 566-6099

  

Information Technology Project Manager Sandy J. Mikita

(412) 566-1250

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

smikita@eckertseamans.com

  

Marketing Manager Kate Cromie

(412) 566-2066

  

kcromie@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

  

Human Resources Manager/Personnel Kristin Henne

(412) 566-6022

  

khenne@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

  

Library Director Sonya Koros

(412) 566-6041

  

skoros@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

  

 

 

Offices

 

 

Boston, MA Office 

Two International Place, 16th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 

Tel: (617) 342-6800
Fax: (617) 342-6899

 

 

Management

Member-in-Charge Peter F. Carr, II

(617) 342-6857

  

pcarr@eckertseamans.com

Education: Bates 1991 BA; Suffolk 1994 JD

  

Secretary Vicki A. Roy

(617) 342-6811

  

Fax: (617) 342-6899

vroy@eckertseamans.com

  

 

 

Administration

Office Manager Donna Frati

(617) 342-6895

  

Fax: (617) 342-6899

dfrati@eckertseamans.com

  

 

 

Charleston, WV Office 

214 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301 

Tel: (304) 720-5533
Fax: (304) 346-5515

Member-in-Charge Paul D. Steinman

(412) 566-5993

  

Start Date: 2014

Fax: (412) 566-6099

psteinman@eckertseamans.com

600 Grant Street, 44th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2788 

Education: Haverford 1984 BA; Duke 1987 JD

  

 

 

Harrisburg, PA Office 

213 Market Street, Eighth Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2132 

Tel: (717) 237-6000
Fax: (717) 237-6019

 

 

Management

Member-in-Charge Mark A. Fontana

(717) 237-7183

  

Start Date: 2013

mfontana@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (717) 237-6019

Education: Indiana (PA) 1979 BA; Pittsburgh 1982 JD

Career: Vice Chair, Employment and Labor, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

  

Senior Counsel LeRoy S. Zimmerman

(717) 237-6020

  

Start Date: 2002

lzimmerman@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (717) 237-6019

Education: Villanova 1956 BS; Dickinson Law 1959 JD

Career: Director, Board of Directors, The Hershey Company (2007-2013); Chairman, Board of Managers, Milton Hershey School (2006-2011); Manager, Board of Managers, Milton Hershey School (2003-2006); Chairman, Board of Governors, The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University; Member, Criminal Procedural Rules Committee, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Member, Judiciary Planning Committee, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Chair, Executive Committee, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Chair, Board of Directors, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Member-in-Charge, Harrisburg Office, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; District Attorney, Dauphin County, State of Pennsylvania; Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  

 

 

Administration

Office Manager Judy Cadenhead

(717) 237-6040

  

Fax: (717) 237-6019

jcadenhead@eckertseamans.com

  

 

 

Hartford, CT Office 

100 Pearl Street, 14th Floor, Hartford, CT 06103 

Tel: (860) 249-7148

Member-in-Charge William P. Breen, Jr.

(860) 249-7148

  

wbreen@eckertseamans.com

  

 

 

Newark, NJ Office 

Four Gateway Center, 100 Mulberry Street, Suite 401, Newark, NJ 07102 

Tel: (973) 855-4700
Fax: (973) 855-4701

Member David Katzenstein

(973) 855-4715

  

dkatzenstein@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (973) 855-4701

Education: Yeshiva 1979 BA; Boston U 1982 JD

  

 

 

Philadelphia, PA Office 

Two Liberty Place, 50 South 16th Street, 22nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 

Tel: (215) 851-8400
Fax: (215) 851-8383

 

 

Management

Member-in-Charge Albert G. Bixler

(215) 851-8412

  

Fax: (215) 851-8383

Education: Pennsylvania 1977 BA; UCLA 1981 MA; Pennsylvania 1984 JD

  

Secretary Janet E. Greco

(215) 851-8409

  

jgreco@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (215) 851-8383

  

 

 

Administration

Office Manager Robert J. Gardiner

(215) 851-8520

  

rgardiner@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (215) 851-8383

  

 

 

Pittsburgh, PA Office 

600 Grant Street, 44th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2788 

Tel: (412) 566-6000
Fax: (412) 566-6099

Member-in-Charge Scott D. Cessar

(412) 566-2581

  

scessar@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Dickinson Law 1984 BA; Notre Dame 1987 JD

  

Secretary Jacqueline Cavey

(412) 566-6023

  

Fax: (412) 566-6099

  

 

 

Providence, RI Office 

72 Pine Street, Providence, RI 02903 

Tel: (401) 272-1108

Attorney in Charge Craig Waksler

(401) 272-1108

  

cwaksler@eckertseamans.com

Education: Syracuse 1990 BS; Northeastern 1993 JD

  

 

 

Richmond, VA Office 

SunTrust Center, 919 East Main Street, Suite 1300, Richmond, VA 23219 

Tel: (804) 788-7740
Fax: (804) 698-2950

Member-in-Charge Matthew B. Kirsner

(804) 788-7744

  

mkirsner@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (804) 698-2950

Education: William & Mary 1992 BA; George Mason 1997 JD

  

Secretary Wanda Beard

(804) 788-7755

  

wbeard@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (804) 698-2950

  

 

 

Princeton, NJ Office 

5404, Princeton, NJ 08543 

Tel: (609) 392-2100
Fax: (609) 392-7956

Member-in-Charge William J. Bigham

(609) 989-5044

  

Start Date: 2013

Fax: (609) 392-7956

wbigham@eckertseamans.com

Education: Siena Col 1971 BBA; Rutgers (Camden) 1974 JD

Career: Managing Director, Sterns & Weinroth PC

  

Member Richard J. Van Wagner

(609) 989-5042

  

Start Date: 2013

Fax: (609) 392-7956

rvanwagner@eckertseamans.com

Education: Seton Hall 1987 BA, 1990 JD

Career: Director and Chair, Administrative and Governmental Practice Group, Sterns & Weinroth PC

  

Member Richard K. Weinroth

(609) 989-5032

  

Start Date: 2013

Specialties: Administrative Law; Gaming Law; Government Affairs/Lobbying; Insurance Regulatory

Fax: (609) 392-7956

rweinroth@eckertseamans.com

Education: Bucknell 1966 BA; Duquesne 1969 JD

Career: Member, Board of Trustees, The Newark Museum; Senior Director, Sterns & Weinroth PC

  

Associate Grace Strom Power

(609) 989-5008

  

Start Date: 2013

Specialties: Administrative Law; Government Affairs/Lobbying

Fax: (609) 392-7956

Date of Birth: 1979

Education: Rutgers 2001 BA, 2002; Rutgers (Newark) 2007 JD

Current Memberships: Member, American Bar Association; Member, New Jersey State Bar Association; Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Career: Associate, Sterns & Weinroth PC; Government Affairs Associate, New Jersey Retail Merchants Association

  

 

 

Troy, MI Office 

Liberty Center, 100 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 200, Troy, MI 48084 

Tel: (248) 526-0571

Attorney in Charge Scott R. Dismukes

(412) 566-1998

  

sdismukes@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (412) 566-6099

Education: Michigan State 1979 BA; Pittsburgh 1985 JD

  

 

 

Washington, DC Office 

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20006 

Tel: (202) 659-6600
Fax: (202) 659-6699

 

 

Management

Member-in-Charge Edward J. Longosz, II

(202) 659-6619

  

Fax: (202) 659-6699

Education: St Francis Col (PA) 1977 BA; Ohio Northern 1981 JD

Current Memberships: Member, The District of Columbia Bar; Member, Virginia State Bar

  

Secretary Kathleen A. Mahoney

(202) 659-6636

  

Fax: (202) 659-6699

kmahoney@eckertseamans.com

  

 

Member Earl W. Comstock

(202) 659-6627

  

Start Date: 2014

Fax: (202) 659-6699

Education: UC Santa Barbara 1988 BA; George Mason 1992 JD

Career: President and Chief Executive Officer, COMPTEL (2005-2007); Partner, Sher & Blackwell LLP (1998-2005); Special Counsel, Telecommunications, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate (1995-1996); Chief Counsel and Legislative Director, Office of Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK), United States Senate (1992-1997)

  

Member Edward R. Noonan

(202) 659-6616

  

Federal Legislative Issues: Labor; Employment

Fax: (202) 659-6699

enoonan@eckertseamans.com

Education: Brown U 1973 BA; George Washington 1976 JD

Career: National Labor Relations Board

  

Member Michael A. Wiegard

(202) 659-6603

  

Federal Legislative Issues: Environmental; Litigation; Product Safety; Occupational Health and Safety

Fax: (202) 659-6699

mwiegard@eckertseamans.com

Education: George Washington 1970 BA; Georgetown 1980 JD

Career: Member-in-Charge, Washington, DC Office, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Partner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (1988-1997); Associate, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (1984-1987); Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (1980-1984); Associate Editor, Environmental Law Institute (1973-1980)

  

Associate Drew Derco

(202) 659-6665

  

Fax: (202) 659-6699

dderco@eckertseamans.com

Education: Penn State 2005 BA; Columbus Law 2008 JD

Career: Associate, Mark Barnes and Associates

  

Associate Reese Davidson

(202) 659-6633

  

rdavidson@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (202) 659-6699

Career: Negotiator, Negotiations Division, Office of International Aviation, United States Department of Transportation

  

 

 

Administration

Office Coordinator Kathleen A. Mahoney

(202) 659-6636

  

Fax: (202) 659-6699

kmahoney@eckertseamans.com

  

 

 

White Plains, NY Office 

10 Bank Street, Suite 700, White Plains, NY 10606 

Tel: (914) 949-2909
Fax: (914) 949-5424

Member-in-Charge Steven R. Kramer

(914) 949-2909

  

Fax: (914) 949-5424

skramer@eckertseamans.com

Education: SUNY (Binghamton) 1986 BA; Albany Law 1989 JD

  

Secretary Patricia Morgan

(914) 286-2816

  

Fax: (914) 949-5424

pmorgan@eckertseamans.com

  

 

 

Wilmington, DE Office 

222 Delaware Avenue, 7th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801 

Tel: (302) 574-7400
Fax: (302) 574-7401

Member-in-Charge Francis G. X. Pileggi

(302) 655-3667

  

fpileggi@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (302) 574-7401

Education: St Joseph's U 1992 BA; Widener 1986 JD

  

Secretary Mary Rutkowski

(302) 574-7408

  

mrutkowski@eckertseamans.com

Fax: (302) 574-7401