Pepper Hamilton announced that eight attorneys have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2018. All were promoted from within the firm.
“Our eight new partners represent the very best that Pepper has to offer—deep industry knowledge, superb client service and a commitment to teamwork,” said Thomas M. Gallagher, chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. “We look forward to working with our new partners as we continue to deliver excellent legal service to our clients.”
Those elected as partners are:
About Our New Partners
Todd P. Boylan is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group in the Berwyn office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of financial and strategic mergers and acquisitions on a national and international level, including the structuring and negotiation of stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, joint ventures and strategic alliance arrangements. Boylan typically represents private equity or venture capital funds, as well as emerging growth companies, in matters ranging from formation up to and through venture financing and exit transactions. He also has significant experience in representing limited liability companies with respect to formation and structuring, venture financing and M&A. In addition to his transaction-based practice, Boylan regularly represents and advises U.S. companies in the life sciences and technology industries on day-to-day legal issues, including equity compensation, general corporate matters and in connection with licensing and commercialization agreements. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law in 2008, where he was a member of the Temple Journal of Science, Technology, and Environmental Law and received his B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from the University of Notre Dame in 2002.
Stefanie L. Brennan is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. She concentrates her practice in real estate matters and other business transactions, including the acquisition, sale, development and financing of commercial real estate properties and the leasing of office, retail, warehouse and industrial space, representing both landlords and tenants. Brennan works closely with the firm’s corporate group, counseling on real property matters in business transactions, is a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate and a member of the firm’s Sustainability, CleanTech and Climate Change Team. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law in 2008, where she held the position of research editor for the Temple Law Review. Brennan also holds a B.A. in communication arts and sciences, summa cum laude, from the Pennsylvania State University.
Erin Colleran is a member of the Health Sciences Department in the Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in products liability litigation, federal civil and criminal investigations, and qui tam litigation involving the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act. Colleran also has experience evaluating and developing expert witnesses, counseling companies on regulatory compliance and risk avoidance, and developing and implementing resolution strategy in federal multidistrict litigation and coordinated state court proceedings. Among other things, she also is noted for her experience in evaluating expert witnesses and is very active in pro bono matters. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law in 2008, where she was managing editor for the Temple Law Review. Colleran additionally received her B.A.H. in political sciences and French, cum laude, from Villanova University in 2004.
Robert A. Gallagher is a member of the Construction Practice Group, resident in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Gallagher represents construction clients internationally and has significant experience with process plants, including water and wastewater treatment, heavy industrial process facilities, and power plants. He represents owners, EPC contractors, equipment manufacturers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and pipeline suppliers and installers. Gallagher also is a licensed pharmacist (and he still advises clients on pharmacy regulatory and risk management issues). He graduated with his J.D., magna cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law in 2007, where he was comment editor for the Duquesne Law Review. He received his Pharm.D. in pharmacy from Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy in 2003.
Joseph F. Kadlec is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group in Philadelphia. He represents clients in various corporate and securities matters, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions in the private equity and health care spaces. Kadlec has significant experience representing private equity, corporate and health care clients in a variety of engagements including buy- and sell-side portfolio and add-on transactions, joint ventures, debt and equity financings, domestic and international reorganizations, formation of domestic and international subsidiaries and general corporate governance. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School, where he was the managing editor of the Boston College Law Review, and additionally received his B.A. in economics, magna cum laude, from Saint Joseph’s University in 2003.
Daniel M. Scolnick is a member of the firm’s Health Sciences Department, resident in Berwyn. A registered patent attorney, he focuses on strategic patent prosecution and counseling, developing product exclusivity strategies, due diligence, and transactional support for pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences and chemical companies. Scolnick’s clients include venture capital groups, academic institutions, start-up and mid-size biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and Fortune 500 companies, who are developing and marketing products in all areas of life sciences, including small molecules, peptides, biologics, diagnostics and devices. Before joining Pepper, he was a law clerk or patent agent with three other law firms in Philadelphia. Scolnick received his J.D., magna cum laude, at Villanova University in 2008, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and a staff writer for the Villanova Law Review. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000, and his B.A. in chemistry and biochemistry from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995.
Eli Segal is a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Segal does a substantial amount of work for media clients on First Amendment litigation and related issues. He joined the firm in 2007, after clerking for Judge Marjorie Rendell at the Third Circuit. Before becoming a lawyer, he was a program coordinator for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, focusing on affordable housing. He also maintains a very active pro bono practice. Segal graduated with his J.D. cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2007, where he was executive editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Segal additionally graduated with his B.A. in religious studies, cum laude, with distinction, from Yale University in 2001.
Michael A. Temple is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, resident in Detroit. Elected of counsel in 2015, Temple concentrates in the formation and operation of SBICs and other private funds. He handles a wide range of other corporate and finance transactions as well, including general corporate law and commercial transactions, including domestic and international corporate transactions, intellectual property and technology licensing, and mergers and acquisitions. Temple is active in youth sports and community service in the Detroit area. He graduated with his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 1999, where he was the associate editor of the Wayne Law Review, and received his B.A. in economics, with honors, from Michigan State University in 1996.