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Bridget Steele

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Lizz Acee

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Brittany Lawrence

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Sharon Brown

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Ray McCabe

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Mitch Katz

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Peter Marlette

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Karen Schaefer

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Shaleem Yaqoob

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Patty Naughton

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Jeff Dove

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Ari Kwiatkowski

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"I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had . . . to the very best of her ability." —Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Naresh Kannan

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Deke Bowerman

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Rosemary Enright

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John Langan

Chair

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Sheila Gaddis

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David Luzon

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Jim Domagalski

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Yvonne Hennessey

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Peter Hubbard

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Rachelle Nuhfer

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Dena DeFazio

Associate

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Larry Rabinovich

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Connie Cahill

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Gabe Nugent

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Melissa Zambri

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Renato Smith

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Terry Emmens

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Sanjeev Devabhakthuni

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Tom Walsh

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"I became a lawyer to do good in the world. The good I do: redeveloping contaminated sites and saving jobs and companies from environmental overreach."

Lisa Arrington

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"Living with a debilitating illness made me passionate about helping families and caregivers access services to enhance the lives of elderly and disabled loved ones."

Harry Daniels

Of Counsel

"I love the challenge and reward of serving clients who need to resolve complex problems without litigation where possible and through litigation when necessary."

Carol Snider

Partner

"I love what I do and feel amazingly fulfilled by the clients I have helped, the lawyers I've taught, and the profession I've chosen."

Debra Sullivan

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"The thing I find most gratifying about practicing law is helping a client achieve a solution to a complicated problem."

Janice Grubin

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"I bring a holistic understanding of the factors that can significantly impact clients in distressed situations and a versatile toolkit to help achieve their goals."

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From our award-winning pro bono program and our celebrated Women’s Forum to our Diversity Leadership Teams and our innovative Diversity 1L Summer Associate Program, we work to create a supportive firm culture where every individual is respected and has the opportunity to excel. We also work to support diversity and inclusion within the legal profession and in the communities we serve.

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