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Bruce Merenstein Appointed Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Federal Courts Committee

03/13/2014

Bruce P. Merenstein was recently appointed vice chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Federal Courts Committee, which serves as an informal liaison between the Federal courts covering the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the members of the bar. The Committee's work includes informing the members with regard to changes in Federal practice and procedure as well as serving as a "sounding board" for proposals for Federal court reforms. The Committee organizes the Federal Bench/Bar Conference, held each year in the Spring, which provides a forum for the interchange of ideas among the bench and bar, educates the bar with regard to practice in the courts and encourages civility in the courts. When directed by the Board of Governors, and after due notice to the bar, the committee makes public statements on relevant subjects in the name of the Association.

Mr. Merenstein, vice chair of Schnader's Litigation Department and chair of the Pro Bono Committee, has a comprehensive litigation practice ranging from first and second-chairing jury trials to handling state and federal court appeals to serving as court-appointed special master in complex, multidistrict federal litigation. He has extensive experience mediating difficult disputes and has been responsible for dozens of appeals covering a wide variety of subject matters. Mr. Merenstein is also a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Appellate Courts Committee and an investigator for the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention.