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White and Williams Announces Lawyer Promotions

Six Lawyers Elected to Partnership and Four Associates Promoted to Counsel

January 2, 2019

White and Williams is pleased to announce the election of Siobhan Cole, Matthew Ferrie, Joshua Galante, Rochelle Gumapac, Geoffrey Sasso and Benjamin Staherski to the partnership. The firm has also promoted Brandon Arber, Adam Berardi, Kevin Koscil and Greg Steinberg 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 commercial and general litigation, corporate and securities, insurance coverage, product liability, subrogation and tax. These accomplished lawyers have earned this advancement based on their contributions to the firm and their practices.

“We are delighted to elect these six lawyers to the partnership and promote four exceptional associates to counsel. The group demonstrates the breadth of services and the deep bench that we offer to our clients at White and Williams," said Patti Santelle, Managing Partner of the firm. “The contributions of this talented group have enhanced the growth and reputation of our firm and reflect our deep commitment to our clients. We look forward to their continued success.”

Siobhan Cole, based in the Philadelphia office, represents individuals and commercial clients in a variety of complex areas arising from business disputes. She has handled defamation cases, product liability cases, employment matters, breach of fiduciary duty cases, and all manner of contract disputes.

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.

Josh Galante is a member of the corporate and securities practice, resident in the New York City office. He advises established and emerging businesses on complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, sales, financings, business combination transactions, commercial transactions and general governance matters. Josh also counsels private equity, venture capital and investment management groups in connection with fund formations, acquisitions and regulatory compliance issues.

Rochelle Gumapac is a resident of the Wilmington office.  Her practice primarily focuses on complex civil litigation arising from environmental/toxic tort, product liability, personal injury, premises liability, and professional liability. 

Geoff Sasso, based in the Philadelphia office, handles complex litigation on behalf of construction companies, liquor licensees, product manufacturers, real estate investment firms, retail establishments and universities. Over the past several years, Geoff has successfully defended a variety of matters involving civil rights claims against medical providers and hospitals.

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

Brandon Arber, resident in the Boston office, is a member of the product liability practice. Brandon represents national and international corporations in high-stakes complex litigation and his experience includes class actions and complex commercial business disputes, as well as employment, product liability and toxic tort litigation. 

Adam Berardi is a member of the insurance coverage and bad faith practice resident in the Philadelphia office. Adam represents insurance companies in coverage disputes and complex commercial litigation. He has significant experience litigating and advising clients on complex coverage issues arising out of asbestos, chemical exposure, environmental and mass tort claims.

Kevin Koscil is a member of the tax and estates practice resident in the Philadelphia office. Kevin advises individuals and businesses on a broad range of federal, state, local and international tax issues. His practice also focuses on estate planning and administration from the fairly straightforward to the complex.

Greg Steinberg, resident in the New York City office, represents foreign and domestic insurers in connection with coverage issues arising under major professional liability lines. His experience includes counseling, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution involving directors and officers, financial institutions, cyber risk, technology errors and omissions, and other professional liability coverages.

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