PITTSBURGH, Nov. 21, 2014 — Burns White LLC welcomes seven associates with practices spanning employment, energy, general litigation, healthcare and long-term care, and Medicare compliance to its offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
Cressinda “Chris” D. Schlag assists clients in the energy industry with a wide range of litigation issues, including contract interpretation, environmental impact claims, property disputes, royalty payments, personal injury claims, compliance and employment law matters. Ms. Schlag also assists financial institutions, manufacturing companies and corporate entities with regulatory and transactional matters related to cybersecurity, technology and social media. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Casey P. Mullen concentrates his practice in commercial litigation impacting a wide range of industries. He also defends clients in personal injury and professional liability cases. Prior to joining Burns White, Mr. Mullen was employed as a solo practitioner, representing clients in domestic relations matters, criminal matters, civil litigation, wills and estates and personal injury. He received a J.D. from Duquesne University.
Autumn L. Pividori’s practice focuses on resolving Medicare compliance issues that arise in workers’ compensation and general liability settlements. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Pividori held law clerk positions at a workers’ compensation firm in Philadelphia and an insurance defense firm in Pittsburgh. She received a J.D. from Duquesne University, where she served as chapter marshal of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and secretary and chairman of the Graduation Committee of the Student Bar Association.
Joshua A. Brand practices employment and commercial litigation. A former assistant city solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, he defended the City and its agencies in employment litigation. Mr. Brand also represented the City in matters before the American Arbitration Association, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. He graduated from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University.
Healthcare and Long-Term Care
Nicholas F. Ciccone defends nursing homes, healthcare facilities and medical professionals in nursing home and medical malpractice claims. Prior to his current position, he worked as a law clerk at Burns White, an intern and assistant administrator at the Scranton Healthcare Center and a certified legal intern at the Villanova Health Law Clinic representing the interests of clients in a wide range of civil matters. Mr. Ciccone graduated from Villanova University School of Law.
Anthony S. Cottone primarily defends individual professionals and healthcare facilities in medical malpractice matters. He also maintains an active trial practice handling commercial disputes. A former assistant district attorney serving Chester County, Mr. Cottone successfully tried multiple jury and bench trials to verdict in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. He graduated cum laude from Widener University School of Law.
Jacqueline Sabol Roe’s practice involves defending physicians and hospitals against professional and general liability claims. A seasoned litigator and trial attorney serving the healthcare industry, Ms. Roe has nearly ten years of experience handling medical malpractice and general liability claims on behalf of physicians and hospitals throughout Pennsylvania. She mostly recently was employed at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP as an associate. Ms. Roe received a J.D. from Villanova University.