“Any litigator would find it difficult to turn down the opportunity to work with the trial and appellate stars at Hangley Aronchick, lawyers I’ve known and admired for years.”
Philadelphia-based Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin announced today that a group of lawyers is moving to Hangley Aronchick from DLA Piper’s Philadelphia office. The leader of the new group is Ronald P. Schiller, who has headed up DLA’s Philadelphia Litigation practice and built a national insurance coverage practice. Schiller will be joined by partners Daniel J. Layden and Nicole Rosenblum, along with associates Jennifer L. Corry, Jacqueline R. Dungee, and Michael R. Carlson.
Asked about his reasons for the move, Schiller explained his thinking: “I’ve had a great experience at DLA, and it is a marvelous firm with marvelous people. But I think any litigator would find it difficult to turn down the opportunity to work with the trial and appellate stars at Hangley Aronchick, lawyers I’ve known and admired for years. It will also be exciting to move from the biggest firm in the world to one where I can be closely involved in the day-to-day business of helping build a terrific young firm into a national presence.”
William Hangley, Chair of Hangley Aronchick, observed: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the firm. Ron and his colleagues are wonderful people and superb lawyers, with a practice that will mesh beautifully with our existing practice areas. I’m tremendously excited about having the opportunity to work with them.”
Hangley stressed, however, that the firm is not looking to grow for growth’s sake: “We like our position in the practice; clients come to us when a case has to be tried, and law firms come to us when their clients have important cases that the referring firms can’t handle for one reason or another. We remain open to expansion opportunities when we can add the right lawyers with the right practice profiles. But the success of this place is rooted in its culture – proud and committed lawyers who love their work, and who love working with their clients and colleagues. Preserving that culture is paramount, and I’m confident that we’ve nailed it with Ron and his group.”Share This