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Schnader Attorneys Feted for Contributions to Community, Profession

On December 20, 2005 by Schnader in Appellate


Caroline M. Brobeil
Public Relations Manager
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP


December 20, 2005 – Philadelphia, PA – The past several weeks has seen Schnader attorneys recognized and honored for their public service efforts, or re-appointed to positions of leadership in the legal community and the greater community at-large. These notable achievements showcase the exceptional skill, sound judgment and dedication to public service that has long been the hallmark of a Schnader attorney.

Jerry Tanenbaum and Tracey Overton were recognized recently by the New Jersey Education Law Center for their ongoing work to enforce the educational rights of poor children and for their commitment to justice in education.

Mr. Tanenbaum is an attorney with the Cherry Hill, New Jersey office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP. He practices general civil litigation, with an emphasis on litigation related to employment discrimination, intellectual property, contract and education law. Mr. Tanenbaum is currently the chair of the Haddonfield Committee for Children with Special Learning Needs and a past volunteer for the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia.

Ms. Overton is an associate in the Cherry Hill office, where she has a growing commercial litigation practice that includes cases involving product liability, contracts, construction, insurance coverage, labor and employment, special education, collection actions and environmental law matters. In addition, Ms. Overton represents children with special learning needs or other disabilities in New Jersey in matters involving the provision of a free and appropriate education, placement and tuition reimbursement, student discipline and school-related bullying and harassment.

Judge Timothy Lewis has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, along with the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the documentary director and producer Ken Burns, the jazz bassist Christian McBride, the pianist and jazz commentator Dr. Billy Taylor, Jr., former Nixon White House counsel and jazz saxophonist Leonard Garment, the novelist and best-selling author of “The Color of Water” James McBride, and the director of the Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C., David Levy. The Jazz Museum, which has received funding from Congress as well as substantial support from political leaders such as Congressman Charles Rangel and others, is in its beginning stages and will eventually serve as the nation’s primary repository for artifacts and memorabilia reflecting the history of the art form, and as a resource and learning center.

Michael Bock has been re-elected as president of the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania for 2006. He serves as chair of the construction law practice in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, and is a member of its Litigation Services Department and Real Estate Practice Group. He is also a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania and California. Mr. Bock’s practice concentrates in all aspects of construction law, including construction litigation at both trial and appellate levels; alternative dispute resolution (including arbitration and mediation); preparation and negotiation of construction industry contracts on behalf of project owners, contractors and design professionals; and general counseling of construction industry clients.

Albert S. Dandridge, III has been elected chair of the Business Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Mr. Dandridge is co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services and Corporate Practice groups. His legal work is concentrated in municipal and corporate finance matters, and he regularly counsels major public companies, brokers, dealers and investment advisors on their securities reporting and financing requirements. Mr. Dandridge has also lectured frequently on securities topics. Before joining Schnader, Mr. Dandridge served the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an associate director of small business and international corporate finance in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance. In addition, he served as special counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance.

J. Robert Stoltzfus has been reappointed to be the chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee for the next year. Mr. Stoltzfus counsels clients on a wide range of environmental matters, including: solid and hazardous waste issues; air and water quality; permitting; site remediation; auditing; enforcement; Superfund issues; and wetlands. He also litigates environmental cases from the discovery stage through trial. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Stoltzfus was assistant counsel with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Chief Counsel, in Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

Nancy Winkelman has been appointed as co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility Committee. Ms. Winkelman, co-chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, concentrates her practice in federal and state appellate litigation. She has handled cases in a variety of substantive areas before a number of appellate courts, including having presented argument before the Supreme Court of the United States. In 2004, Ms. Winkelman was selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, making her the ninth lawyer–and the first woman–to be selected as a fellow from the Third Circuit. Ms. Winkelman also co-chairs the Hiring Committee and the Pro Bono Committee at the firm.


Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is a national law firm of 200 attorneys with offices in New York, Pennsylvania, California, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey. Schnader serves local, national and international clients ranging from large corporations to start-ups and entrepreneurs to individual clients in more than 30 areas of the law. In addition to the firm’s traditional strengths in complex litigation, commercial transactions, wealth management, and family law, the firm has significant experience and depth in intellectual property, international commerce and labor laws, financial services, real estate development and construction, corporate governance, appellate services, technology-based companies, media and communications, government relations and regulatory affairs, aviation issues, and health care law. For more information visit or contact Caroline M. Brobeil, Public Relations Manager for the firm.