Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP today announced the election of 13 new partners, effective Feb. 1, 2020. The new partners are affiliated with six of the firm’s offices and eleven practice areas.
“Our new partners are true representatives of our core values,” said Andrew C. Kassner, CEO and chairman of Drinker Biddle. “These attorneys have made significant impacts on their practice areas and throughout our communities, all while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and commitment to client service. It is an exciting time for Drinker Biddle, and we look forward to sharing our future with these exceptional individuals.”
The new partners are:
Leigh Bausinger (Philadelphia) represents industrial, manufacturing, municipal, public utility and solid-waste clients on energy and environmental regulatory, compliance, litigation and transactional matters.
Jessica L. Brennan (Florham Park) represents manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in individual cases, class actions, multidistrict litigation and coordinated state proceedings.
Nick Colic (Washington, D.C.) counsels clients in various industries on patent law in mechanical and electrical technology, including prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, management of international patent portfolios, freedom-to-operate investigations, and infringement and validity opinions.
Nicolas Guzman (Chicago) assists his clients in all aspects of international trade laws and regulations. He has experience helping clients with a variety of import issues, including import tariff classification, valuation, country-of-origin determination and marking issues, and eligibility determinations under various free trade agreements and duty preference programs.
Marsha J. Indych (New York) assists her clients with complex business disputes, including contract claims, breaches of fiduciary duty and business torts. She has experience litigating international business disputes, products liability claims, class action claims, employment disputes, environmental claims, commercial real estate disputes and bankruptcy adversarial proceedings. She has handled numerous cases in New York’s federal and state courts, including the New York State Commercial Division, as well as securities arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Patrick A. Jackson (Wilmington) represents companies during prebankruptcy contingency planning and as Chapter 11 debtors in possession as well as in related litigation in federal and state courts. He also represents other parties in interest in Chapter 11 and other insolvency proceedings, including post-confirmation trusts, assignees for the benefit of creditors, secured lenders and other creditors, equity holders, and asset purchasers.
Sandra K. Jones (Philadelphia) represents insurance companies in general and complex litigation over bad faith, fraud, policy lapses and disputes, interpleader matters, compliance matters, claims issues, coverage matters, and claims administration.
Elizabeth K. Lange (Philadelphia) represents public and private clients in a variety of corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, venture investing, corporate governance, ongoing compliance with federal securities laws, and general business counseling.
Robert J. Mancuso (New York) represents and counsels clients on a variety of life insurance and annuities matters and property and casualty insurance issues. He has significant experience handling many aspects of civil and appellate litigation in state and federal courts nationwide.
Jeremiah Posedel (Chicago) assists clients in information technology transactions and information privacy and security.
Andrew E. Seaberg (Philadelphia) counsels organizations in the investment management industry, including investment companies and investment advisers.
Mark D. Taticchi (Philadelphia) focuses his practice on appellate litigation and the resolution of dispositive issues in complex civil cases, including questions of standing, jurisdiction, preemption, arbitrability and class certification.
Erik D. Vogt (Chicago) advises public, private and nonprofit companies in the design and administration of retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation arrangements.