June 22, 2018 11:42 AM ET

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Company Overview of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Company Overview

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC is a law firm. The firm provides a broad range of legal services including litigation, business and finance, and government and regulatory areas. Within litigation practice, it offers services including alternate dispute resolution, appellate, bankruptcy & restructuring, class action litigation, data security & privacy, e-discovery & information management, financial services litigation, food liability litigation, intellectual property litigation, labor & employment, litigation management online, mass tort litigation, product liability, professional liability, railroad litigation, telephone consumer protection act, and white collar defense & internal inve...

600 Grant Street

44th Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2703

United States

Founded in 1958





Key Executives for Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

CEO & Director
Age: 54
Chairman and Member of Litigation Division
Executive Director
Head of Business Division
Chair of the Business Division & Hospitality Group and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Key Developments

Eckert Seamans Announces Attorney Promotions

Eckert Seamans announced that seven attorneys have been promoted to Member (partner), effective May 1, 2018. The newly elected Members include: Patrick M. Brannigan (Wilmington, DE), Kevin W. Fay (Philadelphia, PA), Robert J. Gastner (Washington, D.C.), Kelly Robreno Koster (White Plains, NY), Morgan R. McCord (White Plains, NY), Heather R. Olson (Philadelphia, PA), and Eric A. Sauter (White Plains, NY).

Eckert Seamans Announces Leadership Transition

Eckert Seamans announced that Timothy Q. Hudak will serve as sole Chief Executive Officer to consolidate executive management responsibilities after operating with Co-CEOs for the past year. Hudak and Dorothy A. Davis served Eckert Seamans as collaborative CEOs during a transitional period for the firm. Hudak is responsible for the firm's day-to-day operations. Davis will continue as a voting member of the firm's Executive Committee, where she will focus her efforts on strategic planning initiatives. She will continue to serve on the firm's Board of Directors and Compensation Committee and as chair of the Financial Services Litigation practice. Davis will assume additional leadership roles, both as chair of the Eckert Seamans Charitable Foundation and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Announces Executive Appointments

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC announced the election of five attorneys to the firm's membership (partnership), effective April 1, 2017. The firm's new members represent a diverse range of experience and have been promoted from within the ranks of the firm's Pittsburgh; Princeton; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington offices. The newly elected members are: Jill R. Cohen; Drew M. Derco; Heather Stone Fletcher; Peter S. Murphy; and Nathaniel C. Wilks. Jill R. Cohen (Princeton) divides her practice between complex commercial litigation and employment litigation. She is experienced in representing corporations, executives and publicly traded companies in intricate cases involving securities, class action defense, and contract issues, in both individual plaintiff and class action law suits. Drew M. Derco (Washington, D.C.) counsels U.S. and foreign airlines on aviation regulatory and policy matters before a number of federal agencies. He handles all phases of the airline start-up process and assists foreign airlines with the launch of U.S. service. He also assists U.S. and foreign carrier clients in obtaining permit, exemption, and code-share authority from DOT's Office of International Aviation and negotiates airport lease and use agreements. Heather Stone Fletcher (Pittsburgh) focuses her practice on compliance, regulatory, and legislative matters affecting employee benefit plans. She represents clients in matters before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Peter S. Murphy (Wilmington) represents individuals, nonprofits, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of civil litigation in Pennsylvania and Delaware state and federal courts. Much of his practice involves defending product and equipment manufacturers in personal injury suits filed in the Delaware and Philadelphia Asbestos Litigation. As a member of the firm's Regulated Substances Group, he advises clients establishing and operating businesses involved in the financing, manufacturing, processing, distribution, marketing, and retail sale of marijuana for medical use where authorized by state law. Nathaniel C. Wilks (Pittsburgh) is a registered patent attorney whose practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, primarily in the electronic arts, infringement and validity studies, patentability and right-to-use opinions, and litigation support.

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