Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that seven attorneys have been elected to the partnership and two have been elevated to of counsel, effective January 1, 2016. All were promoted from within the firm.
Those elected as partners are:
Tambry L. Bradford - Los Angeles, Commercial Litigation
John P. Falco - Philadelphia, Financial Services
Michael A. Kadlec - Berwyn, Employee Benefits
Gregory D. Len - Boston, Intellectual Property Litigation
Stephanie L. Pindyck-Costantino - Princeton, Corporate and Securities
Nicholas A. Stawasz - Boston, Corporate and Securities
William M. Taylor - Boston, Commercial Litigation
Elevated to of counsel are:
George S. Haight, IV - Boston, Intellectual Property Litigation
Judith L. O’Grady - Washington, Health Effects Litigation
About our new partners:
Tambry L. Bradford is a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group, resident in the Los Angeles and Orange County offices. Ms. Bradford’s practice involves a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters involving contract disputes, fraud, unfair competition, health care and products liability. Ms. Bradford has experience in all aspects of litigation, from discovery to trial, and has represented public and private companies in state and federal courts in California and other jurisdictions, including Nevada, Texas and Louisiana. She received her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2002 and a B.A. in English from the University of California in 1999. Ms. Bradford resides in Los Angeles, CA.
John P. Falco is a member of the Financial Services Practice Group, resident in the Philadelphia office. His practice concentrates on investment company and investment adviser regulatory and compliance issues including the formation and registration of investment companies and investment advisers under the federal securities laws. Mr. Falco is a 2006 graduate of Temple University School of Law. He earned a B.A. in finance/philosophy in 1996 from La Salle University. Mr. Falco lives in Maple Glen, PA.
Michael A. Kadlec is a member of the Employee Benefits Practice Group, resident in the Berwyn office. Mr. Kadlec concentrates his practice in and has experience in all areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, including the design and drafting of retirement and welfare benefit plans, employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, public corporation executive compensation disclosure, design and drafting of equity compensation arrangements, and negotiation and drafting of employment and separation agreements. Mr. Kadlec earned his law degree from Temple University School of Law in 2006 and a B.S. in finance from the University of Delaware in 2001. He is a resident of Downingtown, PA.
Gregory D. Len is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, resident in the Boston office. As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Len concentrates his practice in intellectual property, focusing primarily on patent litigation, patent prosecution and patent transactions. He routinely handles many aspects of patent litigation from discovery disputes, to claim construction issues, to trial. Mr. Len graduated, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 2007. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University. Mr. Len resides in Boston, MA.
Stephanie L. Pindyck-Costantino is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, resident in the Princeton office. Ms. Pindyck-Costantino concentrates her practice on private investment funds, advising clients on fund formation matters for onshore and offshore investment funds, operations and compliance, private equity investment transactions, venture capital investments, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and intra-partner dealings. The industry focus of funds and companies she counsels include energy and natural resources, financial services and health care services. She received her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 2004. While at Syracuse, she also received her Masters of Arts in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Ms. Pindyck-Costantino received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from Middlebury College and her Masters of Arts in English from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English.
Nicholas A. Stawasz is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, resident in the Boston office. Mr. Stawasz concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law compliance and general corporate matters. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, in history in 2001 from Washington and Lee University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2006. Mr. Stawasz resides in Topsfield, MA.
William M. Taylor is a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group, resident in the Boston office. Mr. Taylor’s experience includes a wide variety of cases involving contract, tort, antitrust, products liability, consumer protection, employment discrimination and franchise law. He has practiced in state and federal courts, as well as before domestic and international arbitration institutions. Mr. Taylor is a 2006 graduate of Temple University School of Law, where he was lead research editor of the Temple Law Review. He earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 2000. Mr. Taylor lives in Waltham, MA.
About our new of counsel:
George S. Haight, IV is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, resident in the Boston office. Mr. Haight is a patent attorney focused on litigation of patent, trademark, copyright and other intellectual property matters in district courts throughout the United States, before the International Trade Commission and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His practice is focused in technology areas including telecommunications, semiconductor manufacturing, digital media, computer and electronic hardware, and athletic equipment. Mr. Haight is a 2004 graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law). He earned a bachelor of engineering degree from Vanderbilt University in 1999 with a double major in electrical engineering and mathematics. Mr. Haight lives in Amesbury, MA.
Judith L. O'Grady is a member of the Health Effects Litigation Practice Group, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Ms. O’Grady focuses her practice primarily on the defense of products liability actions against pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Her experience includes work on federal multidistrict litigations, state consolidated matters and individual state and federal cases. Ms. O’Grady also has significant experience counseling clients regarding federal regulations governing the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007. In addition, she has experience representing health care entities in government investigations and internal compliance audits. Ms. O’Grady received a B.A. in biological basis of behavior from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. In 2004, she received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law. She also received her health law certificate. Ms. O’Grady resides in Chevy Chase, MD.