On the Docket Pittsburgh: 8/27/12

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Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C. announced that Christine Gale, shareholder, has taken office as chairwoman of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Her term of office is for one year. For the past five years, Ms. Gale has been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyer list by Law & Politics legal journal. She is also a 2011 recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Attorney Pro Bono award.


Robert J. Burnett of Houston Harbaugh, P.C., has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Royalty Owners, Pennsylvania chapter. Mr. Burnett's practice is concentrated in the oil and gas industry. He earned his law degree from the Duquesne University School of Law.


Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP said that Jane Lewis Volk was elected to the board of directors of the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction. She will serve a one-year term. Ms. Volk is co-chair of the employment law group at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott. For 35 years, she has advised clients in the areas of employment discrimination, employment contracts and labor-management relations. Ms. Volk earned her law degree from the Dickinson School of Law.


Michael G. Monyok joined Keevican Weiss Bauerle & Hirsch LLC as an associate member of its intellectual property practice group. Mr. Monyok has experience in intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition. He received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP said William C. Price, partner, was named chairman of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Bankruptcy & Commercial Law section. His term of office began July 1 and will run one year. Mr. Price focuses his practice on bankruptcy, insolvency, and creditors' rights, representing corporate debtors, lenders, trade creditors and court-appointed committees in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Meghan A. Romano (Halloran) joined Lynch Weis, LLC as an associate in its real estate, corporate and litigation departments. She is a graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law.


Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that James W. Pfeifer has joined as an associate in its commercial litigation practice group. Prior to joining Pepper Hamilton, Mr. Pfeifer was an associate at McGuire Woods LLP. He received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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