On September 30, 2013, Drinker Biddle welcomed 25 new associates. The arrival of the Class of 2013 also marks the continuation of our First Year Associate Development Program, a sign of the firm’s continuing commitment to excellence in training its lawyers and to the delivery of outstanding client service.

Our new colleagues are based in six of our offices and spread among nine of our practice groups. The firm is committed to providing the best opportunities for our young lawyers and to ensuring that we continue to be the kind of institution that attracted them here in the first place. Long before we or any of our colleagues came to this firm — indeed, long before any of us was born — the lawyers of this firm were proud of the institution to which they belonged. We still are and hope you are too. And we expect our newest colleagues will be as well.

Below is the roster of our new talent. Please join us in welcoming them to the firm:

Chicago
Shannon M. Ackenhausen: Health Care
Sharde Armstrong: Employee Benefits
John Choi: Intellectual Property
Matthew F. Havey: Corporate & Securities
Alexius Cruz O’Malley: Commercial Litigation
Mollie Sitkowski: Government &Regulatory Affairs

Florham Park
John F. Glass: Real Estate
Judith N. McCarthy: Corporate & Securities

Philadelphia
Giuliano J. Apadula: Corporate & Securities
Craig J. Bazarsky: Corporate & Securities
E. James Beale: Commercial Litigation
Laura E. Householder: Corporate & Securities
Ginene A. Lewis: Commercial Litigation
Brynne S. Madway: Commercial Litigation
Kathryn D. Poulos: Commercial Litigation
Aviva H. Reinfeld: Commercial Litigation
Kyla Rivera: Corporate & Securities
Eileen M. Somers: Products Liability
DeMaris E. Trapp: Commercial Litigation
James J. Williamson: Commercial Litigation

Princeton
Vik C. Jaitly: Commercial Litigation

San Francisco
Saba Shatara: Labor & Employment
Anna Yeung: Products Liability

Washington, D.C.
Reed C. Abrahamson: Government & Regulatory Affairs
Jennifer T. Criss: Intellectual Property