The Brief: Law School News and Events


STEPHEN A. COZEN, Cí61, Lí64, chairman and founder of Cozen OíConnor, was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which limits membership to 500 U.S. Fellows.

Joseph J. Connolly JOSEPH J. CONNOLLY, Cí62, Lí65, joined the Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets Department at Stevens & Lee in Philadelphia. He focuses his practice on advising both U.S. and foreign corporations on acquisition and divestiture transactions. Previously, he served as assistant solicitor general of the U.S., where he argued a number of cases in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Edward F. Mannino , Cí63, Lí66, has written a book titled Shaping America: The Supreme Court and American Society (University of South Carolina Press). The book is designed for both undergraduate and law school courses on Legal History, and developed out of his course on U.S. Legal History in the University of Pennsylvania College of General Studies.

RONALD B. GLAZER, Lí67, joined Kaplin Stewart as a partner in its Real Estate Practice Group. He was previously a senior partner at Wolf Block. A national authority on condominiums and homeownersí associations, Ronald authored Pennsylvania Condominium Law and Practice and the new Pennsylvania Common Interest Community Association Law & Practice.

MARTIN POLEVOY, Lí67, chaired the Practising Law Instituteís program on negotiating and consummating real estate transactions in challenging economic environments. He is a partner at DLA Piper in New York.

William V. Strauss WILLIAM V. STRAUSS, Lí67, was named chairman of Strauss & Troy in Cincinnati. In his new role, he will dedicate his efforts to the overall strategic planning for the firm. William, who has served as president of the firm since 1993, has extensive experience in commercial real estate law.

Dennis R. Suplee DENNIS R. SUPLEE, Lí67, a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, was recognized with the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counselís 2009 Distinguished Service Award in June. The organization contributes $1,000 to a charity of the recipientís choosing. Dennis chose Community Legal Services. He was also named the 2009 Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America for ďBet-the- CompanyĒ litigation.

MURRAY A. GREENBERG, Cí65, Lí68, has joined the Miami law firm of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson as of counsel in the Land Use, Environment and Government Affairs department. Prior to joining the firm, Murray served as assistant county attorney, first assistant county attorney and county attorney for Miami-Dade County. He currently serves as an adjunct law professor at the University of Miami School of Law, Florida International University College of Law, and St. Thomas University School of Law. Murray is also certified as a mediator and an arbitrator. His career has focused on all aspects of local government law and he currently serves as special counsel to the Miami- Dade County School Board. Murray is married to Phyllis Kirschner Greenberg, CWí67; their sons are Ben Greenberg, Cí93, and Jerry Greenberg, Cí96, Gí96.

CARL S. BISGAIER, Lí69, was selected a 2009 Super Lawyer by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Only five percent of lawyers in the state earn that distinction. He is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group at Flaster/Greenberg.

DENNIS DRABELLE,Gí66, Lí69, has a book coming out in July titled Mile-High Fever: Silver Mining, Boom Towns, and High Living on the Comstock Lode (St. Martinís Press).

Louis N. Marks LOUIS N. MARKS, Wí66, Lí69, was appointed to the board of the Jewish American Committee and named the chair of its energy task force. As of counsel at Montgomery, Mc- Cracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP , Lou concentrates his practice on corporate law and is a member of the firmís business department.