Rawle’s Reports

Rawle’s Reports, Volume 14, Number 8

2010 Rising Stars

Rawle & Henderson LLP is proud to announce that two of its attorneys were named 2010 Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Law & Politics and the publishers of Philadelphia Magazine. In order to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less. While up to 5% of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list.

Elizabeth Johns focuses her practice on medical malpractice, product liability and toxic tort matters. Elizabeth earned her J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 2005, where she was an editorial member of the Pennsylvania State Environmental Law Review. She received her B.A. in 2000 from the University of Maryland. Elizabeth is admitted to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

For more information, contact Elizabeth at: (215) 575-4408 • ejohns@rawle.com

Jason Melrath concentrates his practice in the area of environmental, mass and toxic torts. He graduated from the George Washington University in 1998 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Criminal Justice and Political Science. He earned his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2001 where he served as an editor of the Widener Law Review, the Widener Law Symposium Journal. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact Jason at: (215) 575-4297 • jmelrath@rawle.com

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Valerie Kellner, an associate in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office, has been appointed Chair-Elect of the Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee for TIPS (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section), a Section of the ABA for the 2010-2011 term. This appointment designates Valerie as Chairperson for the Committee for 2011-2012. Valerie’s active participation in the organization of the Premise Liability Conference, moderating a panel at the conference, attending monthly business conference calls, and editing the newsletter, set her apart from other candidates. During her tenure as editor, Valerie published three well received newsletters. Her responsibilities included soliciting and obtaining articles, working with the writers of each article, editing the articles, and submitting the newsletter to the ABA for publication.

As Chair-Elect, she will be responsible for assisting in the following: organizing a mid-year CLE program; organizing a mid-year TIPS Spring meeting CLE program; conducting a national telephone CLE program; and overseeing the newsletter publication. There are currently over 1,500 members of the Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee.

In addition to her position as Chair-Elect, Valerie has also been appointed to the General Committee Board for TIPS/ABA for 2010-2011.

For more information, contact Valerie at: (215) 575-4292 • vkellner@rawle.com

Robert A. Fitch, partner in Rawle & Henderson’s New York office, was published in the ABA’s Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee Summer 2010 Newsletter. The article, titled, New York: Loss Transfer & Workers’ Compensation, explains the application of loss-transfer provisions of New York’s no-fault law.

For more information, contact:

Bob at (212) 323-7060 • rfitch@rawle.comor

Elizabeth Johns was recently published in the ABA’s Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee Spring 2010 Newsletter. Her article, In a Class by Themselves: An Overview of Recent Opinions Involving Class Certification of Medical Monitoring Claims, focuses on the nuances of class certification with regards to toxic exposure class action suits.

For more information, contact Elizabeth at: (215) 575-4408 • ejohns@rawle.com

Commercial Litigation & Transactions

David I. Rosenbaum, partner in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office, successfully served as lead outside counsel on a series of eight multi-million dollar asset purchase transactions for Transport International Pool, Inc., a subsidiary of GE Capital. Over a period of four months, Mr. Rosenbaum successfully negotiated and prepared numerous letters of intent, asset purchase agreements and other related contracts, which ultimately led to the successful sale of assets at branches throughout the United States. Earlier in the year, Mr. Rosenbaum also served as counsel for two asset purchase transactions in Canada.

For more information, contact David at: (215) 575-4378 • drosenbaum@rawle.com