Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, said the following attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 directory. They are: Carl H. Hellerstedt, Jr., employment law, management, labor law, management, litigation; Nathaniel C. Hunter, real estate law; James H. Joseph, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, litigation, bankruptcy; Ronald W. Schuler, corporate law.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC said political consultant Kevin P. Kinross will serve its state government relations group as a senior advisor. Mr. Kinross brings more than a decade of practical knowledge managing statewide and regional political campaigns for Democratic leaders, and currently serves as the campaign manager for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter's re-election bid. Previously, he was the campaign manager for Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato in his bid for the governorship. Prior to serving as the Onorato campaign manager in 2010, Mr. Kinross was the Western Pennsylvania Political Director for Barack Obama's presidential campaign and directed the Western Pennsylvania re-election campaign for Gov. Ed Rendell. Mr. Kinross is a graduate of Duquesne University Law School and holds a B.A. in history from John Carroll University.
Pepper Hamilton LLP said Stephanie K. Savino joined the firm as an associate in its commercial litigation practice group. Ms. Savino recently completed a one-year clerkship for Judge Anthony S. Beltrami, Northampton County Court of Common Pleas. Ms. Savino earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from The Dickinson School of Law, where she served as comments editor of the Penn State Law Review. She earned her B.A. in international studies and French, summa cum laude, from Lycoming College.
The following Houston Harbaugh, PC attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012: John D. Houston II is a founding member of Houston Harbaugh, concentrating in the areas of health care, general corporate matters, and estate planning. He received his law degree from George Washington University and a bachelor of arts from Haverford College. Deborah J. Robinson, director and leader of the health care law department, concentrates her practice in the area of health care, with a particular emphasis on contractual relationships between health care providers and compliance laws, including HIPAA. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and received a bachelor's degree from Allegheny College. Anna Bamonte Torrance, member of the health care law department, concentrates her practice in the area of health law and litigation. She received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a bachelor of arts from Boston College. James H. Webster, director and leader of the real estate and finance department, concentrates his practice in public finance, including general obligation and municipal authority financing. He received his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law and a bachelor of arts in history from Denison University.
Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP was selected as the top mid-sized litigation firm in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyer's Business Edition 2011. This is the first year that the popular rating service has surveyed the top business attorneys from around the country and published the results in a single national publication, Business Edition 2011. In being selected the top mid-sized litigation law firm in Pennsylvania, Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP joins an elite list of national law firms that were ranked as top firms in their respective states.
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