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Schnader Welcomes New Associates

On October 12, 2015 by Schnader in Appellate

PHILADELPHIA and NEW YORK–Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is pleased to welcome David Dziengowski, Rachel Horton, Robert Levine, Danielle Morrison, and Daniel Pereira to the firm.

David Dziengowski, resident in the Philadelphia office, previously served on active duty in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps as Appellate Defense Counsel. In that role, he practiced before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. Mr. Dziengowski continues to serve, now in the U.S. Navy Reserve and represents sailors at administrative separation hearings. Mr. Dziengowski also served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Michael S. Kanne, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and for the Hon. Joseph H. Rodriguez of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Rachel Horton, resident in Philadelphia, is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. During law school, Ms. Horton interned with the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she assisted in the government’s litigation of Federal Tort Claims Act and False Claims Act cases. She also served as a summer intern for the Honorable Louis H. Pollak, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. After graduating first in her class from law school, Ms. Horton clerked for the Honorable Legrome D. Davis, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the Honorable Richard C. Wesley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. During her clerkships, Ms. Horton conducted legal research on employment matters, certification of class actions, copyright and trademark infringement, and medical malpractice.

Robert Levine, resident in the New York office, is a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance Practice Group in the Business Services Department. He represents public and private companies in connection with a wide range of complex commercial transactions, including private equity, mergers and acquisition and financings. He also provides general corporate governance and advisory work. His prior experience includes real estate financial transaction and various aspects of commercial real estate development, as well as counseling emerging technology companies through their early stages of development.

Danielle Morrison is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to joining Schnader, Ms. Morrison served as a summer associate at a regional New York firm, where she conducted legal research and wrote memoranda of law regarding exercising warrants as an unsecured creditor, accrual of claims against a municipality, computation of damages under state law with claims of tortious interference with a contract and statute limitations defense. She also drafted client letters regarding state tax law and compliance with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations by state.

Daniel Pereira is an associate in the firm’s Business Services Department. He focuses his practice on counseling clients on bankruptcy-related matters. Prior to joining Schnader, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jessica R. Mayer of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division, and as an intern for the Honorable J. Curtis Joyner of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. While in law school, Mr. Pereira argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on behalf of a death-row inmate appealing the summary judgment dismissal of the inmate’s Section 1983 civil rights claim.