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Burns White adds five associates to offices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2012 — Burns White LLC recently added healthcare associates Jeffrey R. Bailey to the Pittsburgh office and Elizabeth A. Stefanski to the Philadelphia office, workers’ compensation associates Ryan M. Carroll in Pittsburgh and Erin A. Padovani in Philadelphia and litigation associate Ryan M. Mick to the Wheeling office.

Mr. Bailey, a healthcare defense litigator, concentrates in medical malpractice, healthcare and general liability litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he served as an associate attorney at Thomson, Rhodes & Cowie, P.C. Mr. Bailey earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2006, a B.S. in Information Systems from Slippery Rock University in 1998 and a B.A. from Grove City College in May 1997.

Experienced in complex state and federal litigation matters, Ms. Stefanski’s practice focuses on the defense of healthcare facilities and medical professionals. After graduating from Widener University School of Law in 2009, she worked as an associate at Kent & McBride, P.C., where she represented and defended corporations, medical device manufacturers, hospitals, construction companies and individuals in the areas of general liability, products liability, medical malpractice and construction defect matters. Ms Stefanski received a B.A. in Political Science from Villanova University in 2006.

As a former Allegheny County Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Carroll brings a wide breadth of trial and negotiation experience to the Workers’ Compensation group at Burns White, where he primarily defends employers and insurance companies in Pennsylvania. He obtained his J.D., cum laude, in 2007 from the University of Pittsburgh and received a B.S. in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University in 2001.

Ms. Padovani defends insurance companies, self-insured employers and third-party administrators against workers’ compensation claims. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate at Carpenter McCadden & Lane, LLP. Ms. Padovani received a J.D., cum laude, in May 2010 from Widener University School of Law and a B.A. in English from Ursinus College.

Mr. Mick practices in the areas of civil and criminal law, with a focus in general liability litigation, healthcare law, products liability and employment law matters. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Law in 2010, where he worked at West Virginia University’s Legal Clinic representing clients in divorce, child custody and adoption proceedings. Mr. Mick received a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from West Virginia University in 2007.