DC Firm Joins Saul Ewing

Friday, December 1, 2006 - 01:00

Saul Ewing LLP has announced that attorneys from the law firm formerly known as Schmeltzer Aptaker & Shepard (SAS) have joined Saul Ewing's Washington, DC office, effective October 1.

The combination has strengthened and increased Saul Ewing's presence in the nation's capital, as well as multiple practice areas, particularly the Firm's Labor and Employment, Venture Capital/Private Equity and Biotech practices. In addition, SAS has brought to Saul Ewing well-established International Trade and Legislative practices.

The following attorneys have joined the firm as partner: Anessa Abrams, Business Department (labor and employment); Katherine Brewer, Business Department (labor and employment); Robert L. Duston, Business Department (labor and employment); Mark I. Gruhin, Business Department (venture capital/general corporate); Paul M. Heylman, Business Department (labor and employment); Linda G. Hill, Litigation Department (labor and employment); Edward R. Levin, Business Department (labor and employment); Gary L. Lieber, Business Department (labor and employment); J.C. Miller, Business Department (labor and employment); Carlos Mateo Paz-Soldan, Business Department (international trade); Henry A. Platt, Business Department (labor and employment), and Ira M. Shepard, Business Department (labor and employment).

The following attorneys have joined as special counsel: Jeffrey S. Levin, Business Department (international trade), and Herbert E. Harris, Business Department (international trade). Marisa Ferreira has joined the Business Department (international trade) as foreign legal consultant.

The following attorneys have joined as associate: Sundi Y. Bonfiglio, Business Department (labor and employment); Monique Cioffalo, Business Department (labor and employment), and John B. Totaro, Business Department (international trade).

Stephen S. Aichele, chairman of Saul Ewing, recently was appointed chair of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. Mr. Aichele is a partner in the Real Estate Department.

Carlos Mateo Paz-Soldan, a partner in Saul Ewing's Washington, DC office, has been invited to join the Latin America Advisory Board of Advisors. A native of Lima, Peru, Mr. Paz-Soldan focuses his practice on negotiating and promoting international trade, immigration policy and Native American and fisheries legislation.