Dilworth Paxson Elects Two New Partners

Dilworth Paxson LLP is delighted to announce that Jerry R. DeSiderato and Katharine Hartman have been elected to the partnership.

The firm’s chairman, Joseph H. Jacovini, commented, “These are two very talented and hard-working young lawyers who represent the finest qualities of a Dilworth attorney. They will carry on the highest traditions of the firm.”

Jerry DeSiderato focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and financial services litigation. He has handled both the defense and prosecution of claims in state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Jerry represents financial institutions and companies ranging from large, international corporations to privately-held, regional companies in litigation involving contract disputes, business divorces, corporate fraud and business bankruptcies. He also routinely works with commercial banks in working out distressed loans. Jerry earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and his B.S., cum laude, from Syracuse University. He is based in the firm’s Cherry Hill office.

Katharine Hartman has represented companies, non-profits, governmental entities, and individuals in many areas, including complex commercial litigation, employment, and bankruptcy. She devotes a significant portion of her practice to handling labor and employment matters in federal and state court and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, and in private arbitration forums. Katharine’s practice also includes providing employment counseling as well as drafting employee handbooks and employment, separation, and settlement agreements. Katharine earned her J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and B.A. in English from the University of Florida. She is based in the firm’s Philadelphia office.