Dateline Pittsburgh: 03/18/14

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Jessica A. Ellel and Rebecca A. Winge have been elected directors of Houston Harbaugh, P.C.

Ms. Ellel concentrates her practice in the area of health care law, drafting and negotiating physician employment agreements and negotiating contracts between physicians and hospitals. She received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Ms. Winge concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, wealth preservation, advanced planning for the elderly, tax planning and dispute resolution. She also received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.


Gary D. McConnell, former vice president and associate general counsel of Bayer Corp., joined Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC as a partner in Pittsburgh.

Mr. McConnell will focus his practice in product liability, mass tort and commercial litigation matters.

He earned a J.D., cum laude from the University of Missouri.


Ernest B. Orsatti joined Rothman Gordon.

Mr. Orsatti concentrates his practice in labor and employment law. He has extensive experience representing unions in state and federal litigation, and representation before administrative agencies.

Mr. Orsatti earned his J.D. from Duquesne University.

He served on active duty in the Army and as a part-time military lawyer in the United States Army Reserves Judge Advocate General's Corp, ascending to the rank of lieutenant colonel.


Feldstein Grinberg Lang & McKee, P.C. announced that John W. Ament has joined as an associate in the real estate, estate planning and estate administration, corporate and business planning practice areas.

He graduated from Duquesne University's joint J.D./MBA program.


Maiello Brungo & Maiello announced that the Keystone Oaks School District has appointed the law firm as solicitor.

The firm will represent the school board at public meetings, be on call to represent the board at special committee meetings, and will represent the district on all matters relating to employment, labor, litigation, special education, public finance and other general business.


K&L Gates LLP elected the following lawyers to the firm's partnership: Paul Fuener, Oded Green and Michelle Repp.

Mr. Fuener focuses his practice on insurance coverage and general commercial litigation.

Mr. Green concentrates on private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, and technology-related transactions.

A member of K&L Gates corporate/M&A practice, Ms. Repp represents publicly traded and privately held clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions, private equity investments, secured credit facilities, securities offerings and securities compliance matters.

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