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Pepper Hamilton Hires Prominent Construction Litigation Partner and Associate

Marion T. Hack and John H. Conrad Join Los Angeles Office

Pepper Hamilton Hires Prominent Construction Litigation Partner and Associate

Pepper Hamilton LLP announced today that Marion T. Hack has joined the firm as a partner in the Construction Practice Group, resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Hack is joined by associate John H. Conrad.

These additions demonstrate Pepper’s focus on adding top-tier attorneys in strategic markets, most recently having added partners in New York and Los Angeles.

“The addition of Marion and John brings great trial depth to Pepper’s already impressive construction litigation practice and a significant boost to our construction law capabilities,” said Michael P. Subak, chair of Pepper Hamilton’s Construction Practice Group.

“For years, I’ve known and respected Marion as one of California’s premier construction litigators.  Her strong reputation is well earned and I couldn’t be more thrilled to now have the opportunity to work side-by-side with Marion,” said Ted R. Gropman, partner, Pepper Hamilton’s Construction Practice Group, Los Angeles office.

Prior to joining Pepper, Ms. Hack and Mr. Conrad practiced at Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP in Los Angeles.

Marion T. Hack is an experienced construction industry trial lawyer with a history of favorable verdicts and settlements including a $52,000,000 jury verdict for the City of Victorville involving the Fobourogh Power Project. Since 2013 Ms. Hack has been recognized as a leading construction lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Her practice encompasses a wide range of construction law matters, including bidding disputes, contract negotiations and drafting, scheduling and delay issues, mechanic’s liens, and claims resolutions. Ms. Hack is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 1995, dean’s list), and the University of Southern California (B.S. 1989, business administration).

John H. Conrad is focused primarily in the area of construction litigation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Conrad spent 23 years as civil engineer. Mr. Conrad is a graduate of Loyola Law School (J.D. 2009) and Purdue University (B.S. 1986, civil engineering).

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