On the Docket Pittsburgh: 7/22/13

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Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C. said founding partner Frederick N. Frank and partner Christine Gale have been named to the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer list. This is Mr. Frank's 17th consecutive year on the list, and Ms. Gale's sixth consecutive year on it.

James M. Singer, partner and intellectual property lawyer, Fox Rothschild LLP, was named in the IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2013, a guide that identifies the top patent licensing and prosecution practitioners. He is listed among its recommended practitioners for patent licensing and patent prosecution, and this is the third consecutive year that Intangible Asset Magazine named him in the publication.

Colleen Ramage Johnston, attorney, Rothman Gordon, was elected as a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election is a recognition of outstanding professional performance. She is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, and represents plaintiffs in employment litigation matters involving age, gender, disability, and retaliation discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Equal Pay Act.

The following attorneys with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin were recognized as 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: Terry C. Cavanaugh, civil litigation defense, securities litigation, health care; Ronald M. Puntil, Jr., personal injury defense, medical malpractice, civil litigation defense and workers' compensation; and Anthony J. Williott, personal injury defense, medical malpractice, civil litigation defense, general litigation.

The following have been named to the 2013 Pennsylvania "Rising Stars" list: Melissa Devich Cochran, personal injury defense, products; Estelle K. McGrath, professional liability (defense), civil rights and First Amendment, and workers' compensation; Michele V. Primis, personal injury defense (medical malpractice), general litigation; and Patrick T. Reilly, civil litigation defense.

Peter A. Spangler, Mark C. Hamilton, Rebecca E. Alcorn and Anthony R. Burgess have joined Tucker Arensberg as associates. Mr. Spangler, Ms. Alcorn and Mr. Burgess joined the business and finance department and Mr. Hamilton is in litigation. Mr. Spangler's experience includes mergers and acquisitions, real estate, banking, employment and intellectual property.

Mr. Burgess and Ms. Alcorn focus on energy, particularly natural gas, including titles and leasing. Mr. Hamilton focuses on employment, business and construction litigation.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has announced the re-election of Wendelynne J. Newton to executive shareholder, and Rebecca Livingston Lando as member of its board.

The following attorneys with Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP have been selected to the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list: Dennis St. J. Mulvihill, Arthur J. Leonard, John A. Robb, Jr., Bruce E. Rende, Robert A. Loch, Thomas J. Farnan, Rhonda J. Sudina, R. Douglass Klaber, Jr., Daniel L. Rivetti and Mark A. Martini. Mr. Mulvihill and Mr. Rivetti also have been selected to the Top 50 Pittsburgh Area Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2013 list.

Amy M. Kirkham was named a 2013 Pennsylvania Rising Star.

Beth Fischman has been appointed to the Human Needs and Resources Advisory Board for the Municipality of Monroeville. Ms. Fischman is also active with Neighborhood Legal Services pro bono programs, providing free legal advice at the Uptown Legal Clinic and free legal representation to victims of domestic violence.

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