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The Indiana State Board of Law Examiners has elected Cathleen M. Shrader of Barrett McNagny LLP to a second term as President of the Board. The ten-member State Board of Law Examiners is the body responsible for the admission of attorneys, the certification of legal interns, and the formation and annual renewal of the registration of professional corporations, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships for the legal profession. In 2015, the Indiana Supreme Court appointed Ms. Shrader to a second five-year term on the Board.

Ms. Shrader is a past chair of the Allen County and the Indiana State Bar Associations’ Appellate Practice Sections, is the Secretary of and on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Debate Commission, and is President of the Benjamin Harrison Chapter of the American Inns of Court.


Dr. Franz Lippe, LL.M (35), was admitted to the circle of partners at Preslmayr Attorneys at Law with effect from the beginning of January 2018. The lawyer specializing in media and data protection law has been strengthening the firm's team since the beginning of 2017.

Read more: Data Protection & Media Law Expert Franz Lippe becomes a partner at Preslmayr Attorneys at Law


The first and also pioneering auction of selling electricity from renewable energy sources (RES) was carried out by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office at the end of December 2016. A number of material errors and problems arose for the auction in connection with the energy producers’ offers. Since January 2017 SSW has been advising an energy producer whose offer to sell energy from RES was incorrectly interpreted by the Internet Auction Platform by way of which the auction was being carried out.

Read more: SSW advised pro bono in the media’s most prolific case regarding RES auctions for 2017


Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is proud of the appointment of Edward J. Sholinsky to serve as Vice President of the Board of Directors for HIAS Pennsylvania. Ed has been a HIAS Pennsylvania Board member since 2012. In addition to being named Vice President, Ed chairs HIAS’s Fundraising Committee. He is also active in pro bono matters, recently obtaining a jury verdict in favor of his client against the warden of the Berks County Jail for violations of his client’s First Amendment rights.

Read more: Edward Sholinsky Named Vice President of HIAS Pennsylvania Board of Directors


Appellate Practice Group chair Bruce P. Merenstein argued before a three-judge Third Circuit panel that client Chaka Fattah’s conviction should be thrown out because the trial judge erroneously dismissed a juror during deliberations. Law360 published a recap of the oral argument in the article, “Ex-Pa. Rep’s Atty Slams Juror Dismissal in 3rd Cir. Appeal,” on January 18, 2018.