Commercial Litigation Attorney, with Focus on Insurance Coverage
Authorized to work in the US for any employer
January 2011 to Present
Philadelphia, PA (January 2011 to present)
Shareholder in litigation department. Practice focused on resolution of complex commercial disputes primarily involving insurance coverage for claims involving employment practices, government investigations, unfair competition, environmental remediation, and toxic torts under general liability, D&O and employment practices liability policies. Additional experience includes personal injury litigation and state and local tax litigation. First-and second chair jury trial experience, first chair bench trial experience, and mediation and arbitration experience. Associate Development Committee and Website Committee member.
October 1999 to January 2011
Practice included resolving disputes involving insurance coverage, construction projects, commercial contracts, personal injury and product liability, employer liability, corporate governance, class actions, and postal regulatory matters. Firm-wide Associate Committee Representative.
May 1997 to October 1999
Represented clients in disputes with state and local authorities regarding corporate income and sales and use taxes.
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Shenkin
1996 to 1997
Drafted bench memoranda and proposed orders regarding pretrial motions.
Judicial intern for Magistrate Judge James R. Melinson
1995 to 1996
Researched and drafted memoranda concerning Social Security appeals and federal habeas corpus petitions.
1994 to 1995
Performed client and witness interviews, conducted legal research, and drafted pleadings and discovery.
September 1991 to June 1993
then Director of Chapter Services. Developed risk management, leadership, and organizational development programs for undergraduate and alumni groups; provided training on these topics in seminar and workshop formats on college campuses and at national meetings.
JD in Temple International and Comparative Law Journal
BA in International Studies