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White and Williams Announces Lawyer Promotions

Two Lawyers Elected to Partnership and Seven Associates Promoted to Counsel

January 4, 2018

White and Williams is pleased to announce the election of Gregory Capps and Stephen Milewski to the partnership. The firm has also promoted Craig Cohen, Matthew Ferrie, Sedgwick Jeanite, Jared Levy, Marc Penchansky, Tanya Salgado and J. Benjamin Staherski from associate to counsel.

The newly elected partners and promoted counsel represent the wide array of practices that White and Williams offers its clients, including general and commercial litigation, healthcare, insurance coverage, labor and employment, product liability, reinsurance and subrogation. These accomplished lawyers have earned this advancement based on their contributions to the firm and their practices.

Greg Capps has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice focusing primarily on complex long-tail insurance coverage and reinsurance matters. Based in the Philadelphia office, Greg has advised and represented insurance clients in matters involving a variety of claims, including reinsurance disputes.

Steve Milewski is a trial lawyer based in the Wilmington, Delaware office. Steve represents hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers in professional liability, general liability and licensing matters in the state of Delaware. He has represented insurers in breach of contract, bad faith, and coverage disputes and educational institutions in premises liability and personal injury cases.

Craig Cohen is a lawyer in the Philadelphia office whose practice is primarily focused on complex product liability subrogation and mass-tort litigation. Craig has spent most of his career litigating large insurance-related class action and multi-jurisdictional matters. He has also conducted corporate due diligence investigations and provided legal counsel to several insurance companies on a wide variety of statutory and regulatory compliance issues.

Matt Ferrie has practiced exclusively in the field of subrogation since 2007. Based in the Philadelphia office, he investigates and litigates complex commercial and residential property losses involving fire damage, water damage and structural collapse, among other claims. Matt has also lectured on deposition strategies and tactics, and the selection, retention and preparation of expert witnesses.

Sedgwick Jeanite is based in the New York office. His practice focuses on the representation of domestic and foreign professional liability insurers in coverage and litigation disputes involving a wide array of sophisticated insurance claims, including directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability and management liability matters.

Jared Levy, based in the Cherry Hill, New Jersey office, has extensive experience litigating, mediating and arbitrating complex civil matters. He advises insurance clients on a variety of issues, and handles litigation arising from professional liability errors and omissions on behalf of insurance producers, real estate brokers and real estate agents, as well as litigation involving bad faith and claims for extra-contractual damages.

Marc Penchansky is an appellate lawyer with comprehensive litigation experience. Practicing out of the Philadelphia office, Marc’s appellate experience includes jurisdictional challenges, interlocutory appeals and expedited appeals. His litigation experience includes class actions and disputes concerning construction defects, insurance coverage and bad faith, product liability, pharmaceutical law, health care law, civil rights, reinsurance and professional liability.

Tanya Salgado is based in the Philadelphia office with a practice that includes labor and employment law, education law and commercial litigation. She represents companies with respect to claims involving age, race, disability, sex discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge, and delivers tailored management training presentations on topics such as absenteeism, documentation and equal employment opportunity issues for managers.

Ben Staherski  practices exclusively in the field of large loss property subrogation. Based in Philadelphia, Ben has investigated, pursued and litigated numerous catastrophic property damage cases, including residential and commercial fire claims, water and flood damage claims and structural collapses.

“We are delighted to announce the election of our new partners and counsel. The lawyers promoted represent the breadth of services and the deep bench that we have to offer to clients at White and Williams,” said Patti Santelle, Managing Partner of the firm. “Their contributions have enhanced the growth and reputation of our firm and we look forward to their continued success.”

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