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The Pittsburgh office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP hired Lauren Marzullo, Mark Opitz and Randall McGeorge. Ms. Marzullo, a labor and employment associate., received her bachelor's degree from Duquesne University and her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Mr. Opitz, a business and finance associate, received his B.S. degree from St. Louis University and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law. Mr. McGeorge, a employee benefits and executive compensation Of Counsel, received his B.A. degree from Westminster College and his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP said Rosa Copeland Miller, partner and member of the its product liability practice group, was named the recipient of the 2011 Homer S. Brown Law Association Spirit Award. She was presented with the award at the Black History Month Celebration sponsored by the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Homer S. Brown Law Association (HSBLA). The HSBLA recognized Ms. Miller for her outstanding contributions to the city's black legal community. In addition to her commercial litigation and product liability litigation work, Ms. Miller has handled pro bono matters involving protection from abuse, prisoners' rights issues and termination of parental rights.

Spilman Thomas & Battle said James D. Elliott has joined as Counsel. Mr. Elliott joins the firm with 15 years of experience practicing law with a focus on civil and criminal environmental matters, with experience in appellate and district court litigation, agency rulemaking, compliance counseling, and administrative adjudication with special emphasis on Clean Air Act matters.

Mr. Elliott received his B.A. from Bucknell University in 1990 and his J.D. from Pace University School of Law in 1996.

Charles W. Pugh, a litigator with Fox Rothschild, was named to The Salvation Army's Greater Pittsburgh Advisory Board. Members of the advisory board provide advice and guidance to The Salvation Army in areas such as budgeting, overseeing large-scale capital campaigns, creating outreach services, public relations and fundraising, management and personnel development, and building improvement and maintenance. Mr. Pugh represents clients in state and federal court in a wide range of complex corporate litigation, including contractual disputes, product liability and discrimination matters.

Houston Harbaugh announced the re-election of three attorneys to its 2011 executive committee: Michael J. Dempster, Bradley J. Franc and Mary-Jo Rebelo. The firm's directors annually elect three directors to serve as members of the executive committee, which is responsible for the overall management of the firm. Mr. Dempster concentrates his practice in corporate and commercial transactions, including real estate development. He graduated from Cornell University and received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Mr. Franc concentrates his practice in the areas of business planning, commercial transactions, federal and state tax issues, and estate and succession planning. He graduated from Penn State University and also received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Ms. Rebelo concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law. She graduated magna cum laude from Elms College and received her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, cum laude. In addition, firm officers were elected as follows: Alex W. Thomson as president; Mary-Jo Rebelo as treasurer and James R. Carlisle, II as secretary.

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