Saul Ewing Attorney Named Among Top Women Lawyers In MD

Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 01:00

The Baltimore Daily Recordhas selected Saul Ewing attorney Nicole Pastore Klein, an attorney in the Litigation Department, as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women for 2005.

Established in 1996 by the newspaper, the "Top 100" Award recognizes women in Maryland who are making an impact on the state. Winners are selected after an intense nomination process and voting by a panel assembled by the Daily Record . After the panel pares the nominees to a total of about 150, applications are reviewed by an outside panel of judges representing a cross section of the state and industry.

A member of the "Workplace Initiatives by Saul Ewing Consulting Team," Ms. Pastore Klein's practice involves a wide variety of employment law matters. The particular emphasis of her practice is on the defense of employers in the context of the employer-employee relationship.

Ms. Pastore Klein is actively involved in the community and has received numerous honors for her contributions to local civic organizations. Last year she received the 2004 Community Service Volunteer of the Year Award from Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, and was awarded the Annual Presidential Award from the Bar Association of Baltimore City.

Saul Ewing LLP recently announced that attorney George F. Nagle has joined the firm as a Partner in the Business Department, resident in the Philadelphia office.

Mr. Nagle focuses his practice on business and estate tax matters, with an emphasis on corporate and real estate matters, including affordable housing and historic rehabilitation projects.His practice includes business succession planning and estate administration, as well as representing clients before various administrative review boards and state courts, the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court.

Saul Ewing LLP recently announced the arrival to the firm of seasoned health care law attorney George W. Bodenger, named a Partner in the Business Department. His practice focuses on healthcare law, emphasizing corporate and fraud and abuse matters.

Mr. Bodenger joins the firm from the Philadelphia office of Duane Morris, LLP.

In a strategic move that has at once brought together some of the country's most experienced attorneys in utilities law and regulation, while establishing its legal team in the center of the Mid-Atlantic utilities universe, Saul Ewing announced the expansion of the firm's Utilities Practice and the opening of its eighth office in Newark, New Jersey.

The addition of Stephen B. Genzer and Mark L. Mucci, formerly of LeBoeuf Lamb, Bruce V. Miller, formerly of LeBoeuf and most recently of Wolf Block, and William A. Mogel, an internationally known attorney, author and recognized authority on energy law, consolidates a group of prominent utilities attorneys into a practice with deep experience and industry connections. Colleen Foley, also formerly ofLeBoeuf, will be joining the firm as Special Counsel.In addition, the newcomers bring with them a solid client base from the fields of electricity, gas and telecommunications as well as major water and sewer companies. A partial client list includes Atlantic City Electric, Aqua New Jersey, Middlesex Water, United Water, and National Fuel Gas, among others.

Stephen S. Aichele, Saul Ewing's managing partner, said: "Expansion and growth are part of our strategic plan. Expanding into Newark and adding to our utilities practice advances our strategic plan to become the predominant regional law firm. With a critical mass of ten utilities attorneys firm-wide, we now have the depth and breadth of experience, and the broad range of service offerings, that national utilities entities demand." In addition to Newark, Saul Ewing's PUC practice is sited also in the Washington, DC, Wilmington, DE and Harrisburg, PA offices.