BYBEL RUTLEDGE IN THE NEWS
FOUNDING PARTNER MODERATES THIRD ANNUAL PITTSBURGH FINANCIAL SERVICES SYMPOSIUM
Partner G. Philip Rutledge moderated a panel entitled “Topical Issues in Financial Services” at the 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Financial Services Symposium sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Compliance Roundtable on October 5, 2012 at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA. Later that day, he was a judge for “The Great Case” which is a student competition organized by the Katz Business School of the University of Pittsburgh for Pittsburgh area law students and graduate business students to argue and debate a fictional case involving legal and business ethical issues.
FOUNDING PARTNERS NAMED TO 2013 BEST LAWYERS® FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Nicholas Bybel, Jr. and G. Philip Rutledge have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 for a third consecutive year. Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Bybel and Rutledge feel honored to be named once again to The Best Lawyers In America® 2013 by their legal peers for being the top in their respective fields.
PARTNER RECIPIENT OF CENTRAL PENN BUSINESS JOURNAL'S FORTY UNDER 40 AWARD
Partner Nicole Stezar Kaylor is the recipient of Central Penn Business Journal's Forty Under 40 award. Ms. Kaylor was chosen for her commitment to professional excellence, business growth and community involvement. Ms. Kaylor will be honored at a reception and awards ceremony on October 10, 2012.
FOUNDING PARTNER PARTICPATES IN PRACTISING LAW INSTITUTE SEMINAR
On Monday, June 25, 2012, Philip Rutledge participated in the Practising Law Institute’s “Fundamentals of Broker-Dealer Regulation 2012” in New York, NY where he made a presentation concerning “State Regulation of Broker-Dealers.”
Mr. Rutledge is the immediate past Chief Counsel of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission and is a nationally recognized expert in state securities laws and their application to broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers and investment adviser representatives. He has represented a number of national and international brokerage firms in connection with proceedings involving state securities regulators.
PARTNER NAMED ONE OF CENTRAL PENN BUSINESS JOURNAL’S
2012 WOMEN OF INFLUENCE
Partner Renée Lieux has been selected as one of our region’s 25 Women of Influence for 2012. Ms. Lieux was selected to this elite group because of her leadership, career accomplishments, and community involvement. Ms. Lieux will be honored at the Women of Influence event on May 11, 2012.
FOUNDING PARTNERS NAMED TO 2012 BEST LAWYERS® FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Nicholas Bybel, Jr. and G. Philip Rutledge have been named to the 2012 Best Lawyers® for the Central Pennsylvania region for a second consecutive year. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most widely respected peer review guide in the legal profession. Messers. Bybel and Rutledge feel honored to be named to the 2012 Best Lawyers® by their legal peers for being the top in their respective fields.
BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP NAMED AS 2011—2012 TIER 1 “BEST LAW FIRMS” IN PENNSYLVANIA BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® have released the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings in the U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms issue. Bybel Rutledge LLP has been named as Tier 1 in the following legal practice areas for 2011-2012: Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; and Securities Regulation.
PARTNER IS PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF HARRISBURG FOR 2011-2012
Partner Nicole Stezar was elected President-Elect of the Junior League of Harrisburg for 2011-2012. Ms. Stezar will assume the role of President in 2012. The Junior League of Harrisburg is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, to developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
PARTNER ADMITTED AS LIVERYMAN IN THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF PATTENMAKERS
On March 24, 2011, Partner G. Philip Rutledge was admitted as a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers at a ceremony held in the ancient Ironmongers’ Hall, City of London. The Pattenmakers is an ancient livery company of the City of London formed in the 14th century and whose membership is restricted by a royal charter granted in the 17th century. Today, the Pattenmakers sponsor a number of charitable organizations in the City of London. Membership consists of those who are deemed to have made significant contributions to the business, educational and cultural institutions of the City of London.
PARTNER NAMED TO “TOP 20 UNDER 40”
Partner Nicole Stezar has been named to the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal’s “Top 20 Under 40.” This is a recognition of Northeast Pennsylvania’s best and brightest senior level company officials, business owners and entrepreneurs under the age of 40.
BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP NAMES NICOLE F. STEZAR PARTNER
Bybel Rutledge LLP is pleased to announce that Nicole F. Stezar has been named a Partner. Ms. Stezar is a member of the firm’s corporate department representing public and private companies, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions. She was recently designated as partner in charge of the firm’s internet marketing and information area.
FOUNDING PARTNERS NAMED TO 2011 BEST LAWYERS
Nicholas Bybel, Jr. and G. Philip Rutledge have been named to the 2011 Best Lawyers® for the Central Pennsylvania region. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most widely respected peer review guide in the legal profession. Being named to the 2011 Best Lawyers® is an honor bestowed upon Messers. Bybel and Rutledge by their legal peers for being the top in their respective fields.
PARTNER NAMED MEMBER OF HARRISBURG MS LEADERSHIP CLASS
Bybel Rutledge LLP Partner Nicole Stezar was named a member of the Harrisburg MS Leadership Awards Class of 2010. The prestigious MS Leadership Award is presented nationwide to a select group of individuals who have made significant contributions to their profession and community. An advisory council comprised of corporate and community leaders carefully reviewed over 200 names before the final honorees, including Ms. Stezar, were selected.
ATTORNEY NAMED TO MS LEADERSHIP ADVISORY COUNCIL
Partner Erik Gerhard has been named to the MS Leadership Advisory Council of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Members of the Advisory Council nominate and recruit up-and-coming business leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the business, civic and cultural betterment of the community.
Founding Partner G. Philip Rutledge has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the Faculty of Law at the University of the Free State, Republic of South Africa.
TWO BYBEL RUTLEDGE ATTORNEYS NAMED AS RISING STARS
Nicole Stezar and Erik Gerhard have been named Rising Stars by Super Lawyer® magazine. Being named a Rising Star in Super Lawyer® magazine is a peer nominated distinction awarded to only the top 2.5% of lawyers in each state. A Rising Star is one of a select group of Pennsylvania’s top up-and-coming attorneys.
ACADEMICKEYS WHO’S WHO IN LAW HIGHER EDUCATION
Founding Partner G. Philip Rutledge has been named to AcademicKeys Who’s Who in Law Higher Education.
ATTORNEY JOINS JUNIOR LEAGUE OF HARRISBURG BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Attorney Nicole Stezar has joined the 2010-2011 Junior League of Harrisburg Board of Directors as Parliamentarian. The Junior League of Harrisburg, Inc. is an organization that is dedicated to developing the potential of women and improving the community through action and leadership of trained volunteers.
ART ASSOCATION SOIREE
Renee Lieux is hosting an Art Association Soiree at her home on August 21, 2010, featuring the art of local artists. Contact the Art Association of Harrisburg (236-1432) for tickets.
2010 TRIBUTE TO WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER
Renee Lieux has been named a 2010 Tribute to Women of Excellence award winner. The Tribute to Women of Excellence award is given by the Harrisburg Area YWCA and honors women for their contributions to the workplace and community.
ATTORNEY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF JUNIOR BOARD OF THE GREATER HARRISBURG YWCA
Nicole Stezar has been elected President of the Junior Board of the Greater Harrisburg YWCA. The YWCA actively serves as an advocate and resource to the community on issues that impact women and children.
FOUNDATION FOR ENHANCING COMMUNITIES’ GRANT MAKING COMMITTEE
Renee Lieux has been appointed to the Foundation for Enhancing Communities’ grant making committee.
FOUNDING PARTER HAS CHAPTER PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
In June 2009, Founding Partner G. Philip Rutledge’s chapter on “State Law Aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley” has been published by the American Bar Association and is now included in the ABA’s The Practitioner’s Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
ASSOCIATE SELECTED FOR LEADERSHIP HARRISBURG AREA SERIES CLASS OF 2010
Associate Nicole F. Stezar has been selected to participate in the Leadership Harrisburg Area Community Leadership Series (CLS) Class of 2010. The CLS is a nine-month program designed to familiarize participants with the challenges and opportunities that face the Harrisburg area.
BYBEL RUTLEDGE LLP RANKED #1 IN THE MID-ATLANTIC
In January 2009, SNL Financial, an authoritative industry guide to mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector, ranked Bybel Rutledge LLP #1 in the number of mergers in the Mid-Atlantic region for 2008 with a total deal value of $216 million.
Nationally, Bybel Rutledge LLP ranked 18th out of 120 law firms advising on financial institution mergers. Our 2008 national ranking jumped 59 places from our 2007 ranking.
FOUNDING PARTNER RECEIVES FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF LONDON
In January 2009, G. Philip Rutledge was admitted to the Freedom of the City of London in the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers. According to the immediate past master of the Pattenmakers, Rutledge is the first American to gain admission to this company which was incorporated in the 15th century, received a Royal Charter in 1670 and was granted status as a Livery Company in 1717.
This admission reflects upon Mr. Rutledge’s extensive international legal experience which recently was called upon in context of preparing a report for the European Commission on the penetration of retail banking in the European Union by criminal organizations and discussions concerning creation of a single financial services market and regulatory system for the English-speaking Caribbean countries.
PARTNER NAMED MEMBER OF HARRISBURG MS LEADERSHIP CLASS
In December 2008, Bybel Rutledge LLP Partner Renee Lieux was named a member of the Harrisburg MS Leadership Awards Class of 2008. The prestigious MS Leadership Award is presented nationwide to a select group of individuals who have made significant contributions to their profession and community. An advisory council comprised of corporate and community leaders carefully reviewed over 200 names before the final honorees, including Ms. Lieux, were selected.