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Press Release: Platte B. Moring, III to Serve Political Appointment at the Department of Defense

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Andrea Malone
January 16, 2019 PHONE:  215.864.7019
EMAIL:  malonea@whiteandwilliams.com

 

Platte B. Moring, III to Serve Political Appointment at the Department of Defense

 

Philadelphia, PA – White and Williams is proud to announce that Platte B. Moring, III has received a political appointment as Special Assistant to the General Counsel at the Department of Defense.

Mr. Moring was a partner at White and Williams and Managing Partner of the Lehigh Valley office from 1991 to January 2019.

“We thank Platte, not only for his many years of service to the firm and his deep commitment to clients, colleagues and the practice of law, but also for his service to our country. We are very proud of the work he has done and confident that experience will serve him well in his new position with the Department of Defense. We wish him continued success,” said Patti Santelle, Managing Partner of the firm.

Mr. Moring’s main duties at the Office of General Counsel of the Defense Department will be reviewing legislation pertaining to the Department, assisting in the defense of litigation against the Department, and supporting the military tribunals of the detainees from the global war on terrorism.

The political appointment is a culmination of Mr. Moring’s civil litigator and military lawyer careers. In addition to serving as a law clerk to the former President Judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade in 1983, Mr. Moring also worked at the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice for five years, until 1989.

He served as Command Judge Advocate of the 213th Area Support Group, Pennsylvania Army National Guard from 1989 until 2005, and Command Judge Advocate for the Office of Military Cooperation-Afghanistan from 2003 to 2004.

Lieutenant Colonel Moring received the Bronze Star for outstanding performance in a combat zone for his deployment to Afghanistan in 2003-2004.

Mr. Moring’s duty location is the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia where his appointment will be effective January 22, 2019.

Members Making Headlines: Nancy Conrad named managing Partner of White & Williams Lehigh Valley

 

White and Williams LLP is pleased to announce Nancy Conrad has been named Managing Partner of the firm’s Lehigh Valley office. She previously served as Partner and Chairwoman of the firm’s Labor and Employment and Education groups.

For more than 20 years, Nancy has represented businesses, educational institutions and non-profit organizations in all aspects of workplace disputes, including the defense of federal and state discrimination claims, wrongful discharge claims, whistleblower claims, employment contract matters and restrictive covenant cases.

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Bar Association of Lehigh County Donates $14,800 to Non-Profits, Celebrates the 14th Amendment at Law Day Luncheon

 

Bar Association of Lehigh County
1114 West Walnut Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Contact: Erin Hudson Harding
Marketing Coordinator
610-433-6204 x 19
ehudson@lehighbar.org

 

April 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Bar Association of Lehigh County Donates $14,800 to Non-Profits, Celebrates the 14th Amendment at Law Day Luncheon

Allentown, PA (April 27, 2017)- The Bar Association of Lehigh County will hold its annual Law Day Luncheon on Monday, May 1 at 12pm at The Barristers Club. The event is held every year to celebrate the role of law in society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. The event encourages association members and guests to recognize the national day and to celebrate the rule of law and its contributions to the freedoms Americans enjoy.

Each year, the American Bar Association releases the official theme. The 2017 Law Day Theme is “The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy.” The 14th amendment is responsible for advancing the rights of all Americans, specifically civil rights legislation. It serves as a fundamental source for all advocates of justice.

Through its local Law Day Committee, active Bar Association members work together to review the ABA theme, plan the program on a local level and present talking points to attendees.  The Law Day Committee also gathers volunteer members from the association to spend the day discussing the legal profession with children at local schools to encourage future interest in the legal field.

At the Luncheon, The Liberty Bell Award will be provided to the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley. This award is presented every year on Law Day as a way to honor leaders in the community for contributing to the promotion of freedom under the law. The mission of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley is to improve the quality of life by building a community in which all people have access to economic opportunity, the ability to pursue that opportunity, and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.

Candidates who meet the criteria for the Liberty Bell award are reviewed and voted on by the Law Day Committee of the Bar Association of Lehigh County. Past recipients include Lehigh County CASA Program (2016),  Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center (2015), League of Women Voters of Lehigh County (2014) and North Penn Legal Services (2013). Accepting the award for CACLV will be Alan Jennings, Executive Director of the Community Action Committee of Lehigh Valley.

The Community Service Committee of the Bar Association of Lehigh County will also be awarding three organizations, Allentown School District Foundation, Liberty Bell Museum and Allentown Art Museum with a check in the amount of $14,800 to be split among the three. The Community Service Committee of the BALC raises money throughout the year through the Annual Holiday Assistance Drive, which encourages BALC attorney members to donate generously to the cause. This year’s theme was “School Programs in Need”. Area non-profits were encouraged to apply in order to receive assistance due to recent budget cuts.

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Since the turn of the century, the Bar Association of Lehigh County has provided service and assistance to the area’s lawyers and the community. The association was officially chartered in 1905 “to advance the science of jurisprudence and the administration of justice, to encourage a thorough legal education, to uphold the honor and dignity of the bar, to cultivate social and professional association among its members, to assist the courts in the orderly and efficient administration of justice and to perpetuate the history of the profession and the memory of its members within this judicial district.” Today, the association maintains offices and meeting facilities at 1114 West Walnut Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Services include Continuing Legal Education, a Lawyer Referral Service, Lehigh Law Journal publication and The Barristers Club banquet and meeting facilities.

Three BALC Members Recognized As “Women of Influence” By LVB

 

Bar Association of Lehigh County
1114 West Walnut Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Contact: Erin Hudson Harding
Marketing Coordinator
610-433-6204 x 19
ehudson@lehighbar.org

 

April 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Three BALC Members Recognized as “Women of influence” by Lehigh Valley Business

Allentown, PA (April 25, 2017)- Three Bar Association of Lehigh County members have been named 2017 Women of Influence by Lehigh Valley Business.

The three women, Stephanie Koenig of Zator Law, Jessica Moyer of King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC  and Julie Macomb of Norris, McLaughlin and Marcus,  were selected by a panel of independent judges and were assigned points based on career accomplishments, leadership, vision, community service and mentoring in order to receive the award. They are being recognized for their professional success, community involvement and advocacy for women.

Stephanie Koenig of Zator Law, dedicates her practice to Business and Commercial law, Real Estate law, Municipal Law and General Civil Practice. She has been a member of the Bar Association since 2009 and has current membership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network – Lehigh Valley.

A member of the Bar Association of Lehigh County since 2005, Jessica Moyer of King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC focuses her practice on Education Law and Family Law. Though she says being a partner at a firm and a mother full time has its challenges, she has always been motivated to be a competent business woman. Jessica is extremely honored by the Woman of Influence award and hopes that it that it will serve as an inspiration to future generations of female leaders, one in particular. “To me this honor means that I have succeeded within the legal profession, I am a valued business partner, I have given back to the community and I am a good example for my daughter who is hopefully a “future” Woman of Influence” said Moyer.

The recipient of the 2017 Woman to Watch Award, Julie Macomb is an Associate at Norris McLaughlin and Marcus, where she focuses her practice on business law.  A member of the Bar Association since 2013, Julie also received the Super Lawyers Rising Star Award in 2015.

All three women, along with the other recipients from the Lehigh Valley Business list will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Wednesday May 10th at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. For a complete listing of award winners, visit http://www.lvb.com/section/Women-of-Influence-Awards.

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Since the turn of the century, the Bar Association of Lehigh County has provided service and assistance to the area’s lawyers and the community. The association was officially chartered in 1905 “to advance the science of jurisprudence and the administration of justice, to encourage a thorough legal education, to uphold the honor and dignity of the bar, to cultivate social and professional association among its members, to assist the courts in the orderly and efficient administration of justice and to perpetuate the history of the profession and the memory of its members within this judicial district.” Today, the association maintains offices and meeting facilities at 1114 West Walnut Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Services include Continuing Legal Education, a Lawyer Referral Service, Lehigh Law Journal publication and The Barristers Club banquet and meeting facilities.