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Day Pitney Welcomes Nine First-year Associates

Publisher: Day Pitney Press Release
September 6, 2011

Day Pitney LLP today announced that nine first-year associates have joined the firm in its Hartford, CT, and Parsippany, NJ, offices. The new lawyers work in a wide range of practice areas, including labor and employment, energy, commercial litigation, corporate and financial services.

"We are very excited to welcome this fine group of lawyers to the firm," said Judith Babinski Fairweather, a member of Day Pitney's executive committee. "I know they will make many outstanding contributions in the coming years, leading to great results for our clients."

Here are the new associates, along with their respective office locations and departments:

Hartford, CT

Ashley L. Harrison, Labor and Employment. Harrison has a background in dispute resolution and also has experience with insurance law. She is a former consultant to The Hartford, where she managed complex claim litigation. She also interned at Norton Rose LLP and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Harrison received an LL.M. degree from the University of London, and J.D. and B.A. degrees from the University of Connecticut.

Sebastian M. Lombardi, Energy and Utility Law. Lombardi joined Day Pitney in June, having previously worked as an intern at the firm in 2010. He is part of a team of lawyers serving as general counsel to the New England Power Pool, a regional utility consortium engaged in the wholesale markets for electrical power. He received a J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, an M.A. in government from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. from the University of Richmond.

Bryan J. Orticelli, Commercial Litigation. An honors graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, Orticelli was a judicial intern for Judge Stefan R. Underhill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. He also served as a law clerk to Judge F. Herbert Gruendel of the Connecticut Appellate Court. Orticelli received a B.S. degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Edward Bion Piepmeier, Corporate and Business Law. Piepmeier was a summer apprentice at Day Pitney in 2010. While in law school, he worked as a legal extern for then-Magistrate Judge Esther Salas of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He also served as an associate editor of the Fordham Environmental Law Review and as a member of the Fordham Moot Court. Piepmeier received a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Connecticut College.

Michael P. Pohorylo, Commercial Litigation. Pohorylo spent the past year as a law clerk for Judge Douglas S. Lavine of the Connecticut Appellate Court. He received a J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was the lead articles editor of the Connecticut Law Review and a member of the university's Criminal Trial Clinic. Pohorylo received an M.A. degree in higher education administration from Boston College and a B.A. degree from Amherst College.

Kristine A. Saul, Financial Services. Saul received a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School. As a student there, she served as Northeast regional director of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition and president of the Black Law Students Organization. She received M.A. and B.A. degrees in Africana Studies from New York University.

Parsippany, NJ

Joseph F. Morcos, Corporate and Business Law. A 2011 cum laude graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he was the notes and comments editor of the Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy, Morcos was part of the national semifinalist team in the Wagner Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition. He was a summer apprentice at Day Pitney in 2010. Morcos received a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Rutgers University.

Patricia C. Morgan, Labor and Employment. Morgan recently completed clerkships with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner of the New Jersey Supreme Court and Judge Peter Sheridan of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. She received a J.D. degree from Seton Hall School of Law and a B.A. degree from Drew University.

Nancy Todaro, Commercial Litigation. Todaro received a J.D. degree from Villanova Law School and was a summer apprentice at Day Pitney in 2010. She earlier served as an extern for Judge Marjorie O. Rendell of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Todaro received a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from The College of New Jersey.

About Day Pitney
Day Pitney LLP is a full-service law firm with approximately 350 attorneys operating in offices in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Boston, and Washington, DC. The firm offers clients strong corporate and litigation practices, with experience on behalf of large national and international corporations, as well as emerging and middle market companies and individuals.

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