Burns White hires four new associates to firm

Nov 9, 2011 | News

PITTSBURGH, November 9, 2011 — Burns White LLC recently added four new associates to the firm’s Pittsburgh location: Katlin L. Connelly of Monroeville, Laura E. Pontzer of Squirrel Hill, Nicholas D. Varischetti of Brockway, Pa. and Katherine M. Wrenshall of Ingomar, Pa.

Ms. Connelly focuses her practice in the areas of healthcare and long-term care, litigation and products liability. A 2011 cum laude graduate of Duquesne School of Law, she served as the Executive Editor of the Duquesne Law Review, Volume 49 and was the recipient of university’s 2011 John J. Sciullo Peer Excellency Award for her outstanding contributions to the school.

Ms. Pontzer works in the firm’s White Collar and Government Enforcement Group. Prior to joining Burns White full time as an attorney, she worked as a law clerk at the firm. Ms. Pontzer graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2011, where she was Senior Articles Editor of the Pittsburgh Journal of Environment and Public Health Law.

A 2011 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Mr. Varischetti’s area of concentration is construction law and business law. In addition to his work at the firm, he serves as a partner of Varischetti Holdings, LP, a family-owned and operated conglomerate, a member of Varischetti Sports, LLC which owns a minority interest in the Pittsburgh Steelers, and a shareholder and director of Guardian Elder Care Holdings, Inc., a healthcare provider.

Ms. Wrenshall practices in the Litigation Group. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney, she worked as a law clerk at Burns White, as well as at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office and the office of the United States District Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2011, serving as the associate editor of the Pittsburgh Tax Journal and earning a Dean Scholarship Award for academic merit.