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Schnader Partner Is Elected to American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

On December 16, 2004 by Schnader in Appellate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 16, 2004) – Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP partner Nancy Winkelman is only the ninth lawyer – and the first woman – to be elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers from the geographic region covered by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the Virgin Islands).

As co-chair of Schnader’s Appellate Practice Group, Ms. Winkelman focuses her practice on federal and state appellate litigation. She has handled appeals in a variety of substantive areas and in a number of appellate courts, including presenting argument in the U.S. Supreme Court in a prisoner’s civil rights case.

Schnader is one of only two firms in the Third Circuit to have two lawyers as Fellows of the Academy.  James D. Crawford, senior counsel at Schnader, is the other Fellow.

The Academy currently has fewer than 250 Fellows nationally. It was founded in 1990 to recognize outstanding appellate lawyers. Membership is open by invitation only to individuals who possess a reputation of recognized distinction as an appellate lawyer. To be eligible, a nominee must focus his or her practice on appeals for a minimum of 15 years.

In addition to her active appellate practice, Ms. Winkelman teaches appellate advocacy at the University of Pennsylvania School of La