Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP Wilmington, DE, Office Director Claire M. DeMatteis received the Girls Incorporated of Delaware Strong Smart & Bold award at a luncheon held at the DuPont Country Club recently. Ms. DeMatteis was honored for being a role model for girls and young women in the workplace.
Girls Incorporated of Delaware advocates for girls and young women, helping them overcome the effects of discrimination, develop into self-sufficient and responsible citizens, and focus on their special needs.
In addition to overseeing the firm's Delaware office, Ms. DeMatteis serves as of counsel in the firm's government and public affairs practice, focusing her practice in legislative and regulatory lobbying and business development in Delaware and Washington, DC. Prior to joining Stradley, she was senior counsel to Sen. Joseph R. Biden. She also served as assistant legal counsel to Delaware Gov. Michael N. Castle.
Stradley Ronon associate David T. Garnes was recently appointed as a member of the Historic Sites Council by New Jersey Gov. Richard J. Codey.The Council advises the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection and reviews proposed encroachments at open public meetings. Based in the firm's Cherry Hill, NJ, office, Mr. Garnes is a member of the litigation department concentrating his practice in complex commercial litigation, business torts and securities. He serves on the executive committees of the Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Barristers Association of Philadelphia, where he is president-elect for 2006.
Stradley Ronon partner and Intellectual Property Group Chair Kevin R. Casey was recently voted president-elect of the Federal Circuit Bar Association at the association's Seventh Bench and Bar Conference. The association fosters a partnership between the circuit judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the members of the legal community who practice in the areas that comprise the court's jurisdiction. With more than 20 years of experience in all aspects patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and related matters, Mr. Casey is ranked as one of the leading IP attorneys in Pennsylvania byAmerica's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client's Guide .
Stradley Ronon partner Patrick R. Kingsley recently spoke at the National Window and Door Association's annual meeting held at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. He discussed the law of warranties as it pertains to the manufacturers of windows and doors. As a member of the litigation department, Mr. Kingsley handles a wide variety of complex commercial disputes.
Stradley Ronon partner Alan R. Gedrich has become president of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society in University Park, PA. Heading the Alumni Society Board for a two-year term, Mr. Gedrich will oversee the Board's activities which assist Smeal College students and enhance the reputation of the business school. Mr. Gedrich concentrates his practice in the representation of investment funds and investment advisers to those funds.