The chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department rejoined Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP as a partner in the Philadelphia office last month.
Steven B. Davis, who has headed the Insurance Department's Office of Chief Counsel since 2003, will co-chair the firm's nationally recognized insurance practice group with current chair Craig R. Blackman. Davis was an associate with Stradley Ronon from 1999 until 2001.
As chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, Davis was responsible for providing counsel to the Insurance Commissioner, Governor's Office and all Department program areas on commonwealth insurance matters.
Nine Stradley Ronon attorneys were recently named 2005 Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Philadelphia Magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Magazine, an annual listing of the top lawyers in Pennsylvania.
Christopher Connell, Valentino DiGiorgio III, Thomas Dymek, William Mahoney, Margaret Manolakis, Kevin Masucci, Michael O'Mara, Russell Ressler and Christopher Scarpa were selected by their peers statewide and represent the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming attorneys in Pennsylvania.
The list of Pennsylvania Rising Stars, representing more than 60 practice areas, is published annually in the December issues of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition and Philadelphia Magazine.
Stradley Ronon has admitted Mark J. Dorval and Jeffrey D. Grossman to the firm's partnership.
As a member of the business group, Mr. Dorval advises a broad range of clients on issues related to bankruptcy, creditors' rights and commercial practices. His experience includes litigation in federal and state courts involving various bankruptcy and loan workouts issues, negotiation of settlements and loan restructuring.
As a member of the litigation department, Mr. Grossman's clients include financial institutions, insurers, product manufacturers, other business enterprises of all sizes, charitable entities, a variety of professionals and other individuals.
Philadelphia Bar Association (PBA) Chancellor Alan M. Feldman recently appointed Stradley Ronon partners Lee A. Rosengard and Jeffrey A. Lutsky as chairs of PBA committees. Rosengard was appointed to chair the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Mr. Lutsky was appointed to co-chair the Large Firm Management Committee. Mr. Lutsky was also selected to serve on a task force that will work to develop and implement a section on law practice management. Mr. Rosengard will serve a twelve-month term as chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, which addresses current issues of mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution processes. He will be responsible for coordinating committee programs, among other duties. Mr. Lutsky will also serve a 12-month term as co-chair of the Large Firm Management Committee, which serves as a resource for its members - managing partners at the larger Philadelphia law firms.