Burns White hired the following associates:
Stefan E. Flickinger is an associate of the energy group, focusing on due diligence, title curative and certified title opinions in oil and gas matters. Additionally, Mr. Flickinger represents energy clients in oil and gas lease litigation. Prior to joining Burns White, he clerked for the American Civil Liberties Union and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Flickinger graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was an inaugural teaching fellow of the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.
Simone L. Delerme practices in the areas of products liability, mass tort litigation and oil and gas title work. She received both J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Duquesne University, where she worked on the law review, served as vice president and treasurer of the Black Law Students Association as well as treasurer of the Mid-Atlantic Region Black Law Students Association, and was the first recipient of the Charles Hamilton Houston Scholarship for demonstrated academic excellence in her legal studies.
Frank H. Stoy joined Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti LLP as an associate in the litigation practice group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stoy served as special assistant to Ken Gormley, dean of Duquesne's law school, and as director of academic excellence at Duquesne University. Mr. Stoy continues to serve as an adjunct professor and coach of Duquesne's arbitration and appellate moot court teams.
He received his J.D. from Duquesne. While in law school, Mr. Stoy served as a summer law clerk for the Honorable Frederick P. Stamp in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.
Philip Kontul was elected to the position of shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC (Ogletree Deakins). Mr. Kontul focuses his practice on representing employers in all types of employment litigation before federal and state courts, as well as in traditional labor relations matters. He earned his J.D. from the Pitt School of Law.
Jackson Lewis PC announced that Melissa Evans was recently elevated to counsel. Ms. Evans' practice is currently focused exclusively on representing employers in employment-related litigation. Additionally, she has developed expertise in the area of electronic discovery and serves as the firm's e-discovery coordinator for the Pittsburgh office. She received her J.D. from the Pitt School of Law, where she was active in the Women's Law Association and involved with the Student Bar Association.
Bryson F. Datt Jr. was elected a shareholder at Dapper Baldasare Benson Behling & Kane PC. He represents clients in state and federal court in litigation involving personal injury, insurance coverage and commercial claims with emphasis on clients and insurers in the trucking and transportation industries. Mr. Datt has been named a Rising Star in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine since 2011. He received his J.D. from the Pitt School of Law.
Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott LLC announced that Richard K. Dandrea was elected as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of Penn State University's Board of Trustees. He was elected to the board of trustees as a business and industry representative. Mr. Dandrea is a member of the executive committee of Eckert Seamans' Board of Directors, and is also the chair of the its pharmaceutical and medical device litigation practice group. He earned his law degree from George Washington University Law School.
Dateline Pittsburgh appears every Tuesday. To propose an item, send information to Natalie Hill, Dateline Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos may be sent in JPEG format, 170 dpi, to email@example.com. Photo size should be an 8- by 10-inch or 4- by 5-inch head shot.