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JFOUND: Henderson, Jim [MC1986] President, Pace International



Pace plc: Announcement of New President for Pace International

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SOURCE Pace plc

SALTAIRE, England, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pace plc, a leading global developer of technologies and products for PayTV and broadband service providers today announces that Jim Henderson has been appointed as President of its Pace International business unit.

Jim replaces Shane McCarthy with immediate effect, and will assume responsibility for Pace’s International business in EMEA and APAC. As President, Jim will lead a team of over 500 people, delivering revenues of around $800m.

Jim has held senior level positions at Comcast, Charter and Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) where he managed procurement, business development and operations, among other business functions. Most recently, Jim founded a consulting company where he advised C-level clients on sales, marketing and operations strategies.

Pace CEO, Mike Pulli, said, “I am excited to have Jim join Pace in this position. His experience and drive will be great assets to Pace, and I am confident he will lead our International business to achieve even greater levels of success.”

Note to Editors:
Biography – Jim Henderson: President, Pace International
Jim Henderson is President of Pace International, overseeing the company’s business in EMEA and APAC. As regional President, Jim has responsibility for a team of more than 500 people and revenues of around $800m.

Jim has held senior level positions at Comcast (Vice President, Strategic Business Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations), Charter (Vice President, Corporate Development, Strategic Products and Advanced Services) and Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) where he managed a wide variety of business functions including procurement, business development and operations. Most recently, Jim founded a consulting company where he advised C-level clients on sales, marketing and operations strategies.

Jim has an MBA from Fordham University, a BEng in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, NY, and a BSc in Physics from LeMoyne College, NY.

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Henderson, Jim [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Jim is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Henderson, Jim [MC1986]

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JNEWS: Scaraggi, Tony [MC1986] VP Ops GSGNA



Tony Scaraggi Named Vice President of GDF Suez Gas North America
by Everett News • April 5, 2014 • 

Brings more than 25 Years of Business Experience to the Position

GDF SUEZ Gas North America (GSGNA), the owner and operator of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in Everett, Massachusetts, announced today that it has named Tony Scaraggi as its new vice president of Operations in charge of overall management of the Everett LNG Terminal, effective March 21. The terminal has been importing and distributing liquefied natural gas (LNG) continuously since 1971.

Scaraggi has more than 25 years of experience in the natural gas business, including directing and developing LNG, gas utility and compressed natural gas-related efforts. Most recently, he was director of Operations, Maintenance, and Regulatory Affairs for Distrigas. Prior to joining Distrigas in January 2001 as the manager of Engineering, Scaraggi held the position of Principal Engineer at KeySpan Energy (now National Grid).

“During Tony’s 13 years with Distrigas, he has demonstrated a broad understanding of natural gas and LNG,” said Frank Katulak, president and CEO of GSGNA and former president and chief operating officer of Distrigas. He added,“Just as importantly, he has been key to Distrigas’s success in directing efforts focused on the terminal’s safe, secure and reliable operation. I have worked closely with Tony during that time and am confident of his ability to move the company forward as we continue to play a major role in New England’s energy landscape and tap new markets for LNG.”

Scaraggi holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Baruch College.

GSGNA is a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, which manages a range of energy businesses in the United States, Mexico and Canada. These businesses include electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and LNG distribution and sales, asset-based trading and origination, and retail energy sales and related services. The LNG-receiving terminal in Everett currently serves most of the natural gas utilities in New England and key power producers, helping to meet New England’s natural gas demand through both pipeline deliveries and an average of 10,000 truck deliveries of LNG each year. For more about the company, visit http://www.gdfsuezna.com.

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Scaraggi, Tony [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tony is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scaraggi, Tony [MC1986]

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JFOUND: Dour, Fred [MC1986] Intellectual Property Law



Fred Dour
Professional Experience

Fred’s practice focuses on patent procurement and client counseling in diverse industries.

Client Work

Fred works with foreign and domestic clients ranging from solo inventors and start-ups to multi-billion dollar companies, providing protection strategies for their intellectual property.

Building on his broad engineering experience, Fred is particularly adept at interviewing inventors at the onset of the patenting process. Speaking as an engineer, Fred is able to encourage inventors to see their invention in the broadest possible light, and then draft applications to capture the broadest scope.

Fred has successfully prosecuted scores of patents in fields such as commercial doors, automotive components, composites and eyewear. He has had great success arguing cases before the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

Previous Work

Fred was a practicing professional engineer for 20 years before starting his legal career. He began his professional career as a materials test engineer in the military aerospace industry evaluating aircraft components, manufacturing techniques, and engineering alloys. He then spent 15 years in the private sector as the engineering manager and patent agent for a consumer products company. During that period, Fred was an inventor named on 9 US patents.

While attending law school at night, Fred continued to work as an engineering manager and in his last year of law school, as a scientific advisor/patent agent for an intellectual property law firm in NY City. After graduation, he became an associate for the same firm. He then went to a small patent boutique in New Jersey, where he continued to develop his patent prosecution skills.

Professional Activities

Fred is a member of the American Bar Association , the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association

Bar and Court Admissions

New York
New Jersey
New Jersey Supreme Court
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Life Beyond the Law

“I spend my time away from the office with my wife and children, often on an athletic field supporting one of the kids in an athletic competition. On a rare weekend with nothing to do, my wife and I enjoy a motorcycle ride on the twisting roads of New Jersey. Recently we have become interested in wine making.”

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Dour, Fred [MC1986]

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JNEWS: Fernandez, Fernando E. [MC1986] Co-Founding Partner and Chief Client Officer of d’exposito & Partners



NEW YORK, January 27, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — Fernando E. Fernandez, Co-Founding Partner and Chief Client Officer of d’exposito & Partners, has been named a VIP member by Worldwide Branding for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in multicultural marketing and advertising.

Mr. Fernandez started in marketing and advertising after completing a Multicultural Advertising Internship Program with the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA). His career has steadily progressed ever since and almost nine years ago, he co-founded CMS Partners, now d’exposito & Partners, along with other industry colleagues. The communications agency provides a full array of multi-cultural marketing and advertising services, from consumer research/strategy to creative, production, media services, direct marketing, public relations, social media, promotions and event marketing for leading consumer companies. With his expertise and bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English, he oversees the account management services of the company and several of its clients.

In 1986, Mr. Fernandez earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Manhattan College, majoring in marketing. He was recently inducted into Worldwide Branding and attributes his success to doing what he loves. He volunteers his time with the International Lion’s Club, helping them in their fundraiser endeavors , and in his spare time, he listens to and collects vinyl records. He is also an avid soccer fan. Looking ahead, Mr. Fernandez intends to continue along his career path, perhaps expanding into international marketing and advertising.

For more information about d’exposito & Partners, visit http://newamericanagency.com. To learn more about Fernando, visit http://www.linkedin.com/in/fernando530/.

About Worldwide Branding
For over 15 years, Worldwide Branding has been the leading, one-stop-shop, personal branding company, both in the United States and abroad. From writing professional biographies and press releases, to creating and driving traffic to personal websites, our team of branding experts tailor each product specifically for our clients needs. We are dedicated to empowering our 600,000 clients with effective branding tools to help them achieve success. From healthcare to finance to education and law, our constituents represent every major industry and occupation, at all career levels.

An international company, we provide our members with access to members in over 52 countries including, the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, Belgium, Mexico, Italy, Brazil, Sweden and The United Arab Emirates, just to name a few.

We presently have two offices, but we are headquartered on Long Island. Our team comprises more than 100 staff members and spans 10 key departments.

For more information, please visit http://www.worldwidebranding.com.

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Fernandez, Fernando E. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Fernando is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fernandez, Fernando E. [MC1986]

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JFOUND: Giampiccolo, Salvatore A. [MC1986] Partner McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP



Salvatore A. Giampiccolo – Partner

SALVATORE A. GIAMPICCOLO, received his undergraduate degree with honors from Manhattan College in 1986 and Juris Doctor from Seton Hall School of Law in 1989. While at Seton Hall, Mr. Giampiccolo held the position of Student Director of the Seton Hall Legislative Bureau and Journal and authored a Note entitled Crossing the State Line: New Jersey Enters the New Age of Interstate Banking, 11 Seton Hall Legis. J. 371, 1988. He also was the recipient of the Seton Hall School of Law Alumni Distinction Award. He is admitted to practice law in the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and various United States District Courts. Mr. Giampiccolo is a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, New York Bar Association, and Bergen County Bar Association. In addition, he was the former Chair of the District IIA (Bergen County – North) Ethics Committee as well as the former Chair of the District IIB (Bergen County – South) Ethics Committee.

His practice has been focused on litigation, corporate, transactional and general practice. The emphasis of his corporate/transactional practice is concentrated on commercial lending, including asset based and commercial and real estate financing, as well as representing a variety of individual and corporate clients including captives in the automotive industry, a number of automobile dealer groups, in the acquisition and sale of real estate, stock, and assets.

In recent years, the emphasis of his litigation has been concentrated on commercial matters, including automotive industry (dealerships and captive financial entities), class action, construction, consumer financial services, consumer fraud, franchise, shareholder and partnership disputes as well as insurance defense, premises defense, and professional liability defense (architects, engineers and legal).

He also regularly counsels corporate clients on contract and risk management matters and his representation of Clinical Research Organizations (“CROs”) and Life Science Companies in general corporate matters as well as consulting and preparing Master Services Agreements, Clinical and Analytical Study Agreements, Clinical Site Agreements, Project Agreements, Intellectual Property Agreements etc for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biologics. The drug companies ranged from start-up to global in size and included those developing NCEs (New Chemical Entities) as well as generic drugs. The studies represented all phases of development including discovery, preclinical, toxicology, Phases I, II, and III. Additionally, his representation of CROs also involved litigation and consulted nationally on actions arising from alleged breach of the study agreement, breach of protocol, CRO’s Standard Operating Procedures and Industry practices as well as other study related FDA issues.

Mr. Giampiccolo has earned an AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating system, the highest ranking an attorney can receive from his peers. He is also included on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list for 2010 and 2011 for Franchise Law. In 2012, Mr. Giampiccolo was named one of Bergen County’s Top Lawyers by (201) Magazine.

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Giampiccolo, Salvatore A. [MC1986]

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JFOUND: Fernandez, Fernando [MC1986] Chief Client Officer d exposito & Partners


MAIP “40 for 40″: Fernando Fernandez
Posted in Uncategorized by sgalvin
October 11, 2013 / 0 Comments

Fernando Fernandez
MAIP 1985 Alumnus
Chief Client Officer
d exposito & Partners

Fernando’s account management career started with MAIP in 1985. That summer’s one-of-a-kind experience was the beginning of what has become a life-long passion. Fernando was offered to join the advertising agency he interned with right after graduating college. A few years into it, he discovered his true calling was to specialize in the Multicultural arena and, specifically, the Hispanic market. Since then and for more than 25 years now, he has dedicated his time to Hispanic marketing and advertising.

Over the years, he has worked on the agency side with multiple clients across various industries and categories in the Multicultural space. Companies such as AT&T, Campbell’s, Citibank, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, McDonald’s, Sears, Unilever and U.S. Census. His professional journey has taken him from an Assistant Account Executive, working his way up the account management ladder into Senior Vice President and General Manager titles at large and multi-national agencies, to, more recently, testing his entrepreneurial skills successfully at a start-up Multicultural advertising agency.

Throughout his career, he’s been credited with many effective programs in the areas of advertising, direct marketing, public relations, promotions and event marketing.

Today, several career life-long colleagues are his partners at d expósito & Partners
(www.newamericanagency.com) where he oversees account management to ensure quality, responsiveness and effectiveness across multiple clients.

Fernando graduated with a Marketing degree from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY.

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Fernandez, Fernando [MC????]

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Hi John,

Fernando graduated in 1986. He is a real friend to MC. I can call him for all kinds of advice on advertising and promotion. He comes in to talk when he can. He is a true Jasper

Dr. Carolyn E. Predmore

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Fernandez, Fernando [MC1986]

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Dear John,

I believe that Fernando is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Sorry but Prof P scooped you by a few hours. Laff!]

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JFOUND: Rodriguez, Aldo [MC1986] returns to visit Malloy HS


The last time Aldo Rodriguez ’81 walked the halls of Molloy the Ralph DiChiaro Center for Arts and Sciences did not exist, there was no Captain Anthony Marsloe Gymnasium, and he was still the sports editor of The Stanner newspaper. Much has changed since then, and this became quite clear to Aldo, who returned to Molloy  for the first time in 32 years to visit old friend and fellow Stanner newspaper staffer Richard Karsten ’81. Karsten, now the President of their alma mater, was very happy to catch up with Aldo, whom he had been trying to locate for decades. Aldo recently came in contact with Karsten via LinkedIn, which led to an email and a lunch meeting at Molloy. The meeting also included classmate Ted Mcguinness ’81, who is a college guidance counselor at Molloy. Aldo was thrilled to return to Manton Street, and he marveled at the impressive changes around the school. “My first impression was ‘wow,’” said Aldo. “Between the new gym, the clean hallways, the trophy rooms, the library, the fact that the school is now coed…it’s a culture shock. These changes have raised the school’s standards. The library in particular, with all the refurbished furniture and new technology, is beautifully and tastefully done. Molloy is in the 21st century and will hopefully keep going strong.” Aldo also shared stories about his Molloy days, including when he was one of the very rare students who commuted from Westchester to Molloy full time during his senior year. “I timed it perfectly. I caught the 5:48 am train every day. I loved Molloy and the education I received there, so I went above and beyond to stay enrolled there after my family moved to Westchester.” After graduating from Molloy, Aldo went on to study mechanical engineering at Manhattan College. After earning his degree, Aldo found himself moving away from engineering, instead finding a career in transportation and warehousing. He remains in that industry today, and his love of technology continues to inspire his work on a daily basis.

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Rodriguez, Aldo [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Aldo is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Rodriguez, Aldo [MC1986]

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JNEWS: Butler, John P. [MC1986] BoD Relypsa, Inc.


Relypsa Adds Renal Industry Veteran John P. Butler to Board of Directors
Press Release: Relypsa, Inc. – 14 hours ago 


Relypsa, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, today announced the addition of John P. Butler to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Butler, a renal industry veteran, was CEO of Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals from 2011 through April 2013 and was named President and CEO of Akebia in August 2013. Prior to serving as CEO of Inspiration, Mr. Butler held several positions at Genzyme Corporation, including President of both Genzyme’s Cardiometabolic and Renal Division and orphan disease division. While at Genzyme, Mr. Butler led the successful launches of Renagel and Renvela, and the renal division grew from $150 million to over $1 billion in annual revenue. He has served on numerous not- for-profit boards, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the American Kidney Fund.

“As we continue to advance patiromer toward an NDA filing and begin plans to commercialize the product, John’s commercial experience in the renal segment and with polymeric drugs will be an important addition to our Board. With our recent statistically significant primary and secondary efficacy endpoints for the first part of our two-part pivotal Phase 3 trial, John’s insights will be invaluable as we transition to a company that is aiming to deliver to the market an important drug for the treatment of hyperkalemia,” noted John Orwin, Relypsa’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to Genzyme, Mr. Butler held commercial positions at Amgen Inc. and Hoffmann-La Roche. He received his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and his MBA from the Zicklin School, Baruch College, City University of New York.

About Hyperkalemia and Patiromer

Hyperkalemia, a life-threatening condition defined as abnormally elevated levels of potassium in the blood, is frequently prevalent in patients who suffer from renal impairment, hypertension, diabetes and/or heart failure. Hyperkalemia can lead to cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. Patients with chronic kidney disease or heart failure are at particular risk for developing hyperkalemia, especially those treated with RAAS inhibitors such as ARBs (Angiotensin Receptor Blockers), AAs (Aldosterone Antagonists), and ACE (Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme) Inhibitors. Although RAAS inhibition has been shown to protect kidney and cardiac function, many patients who could benefit from RAAS inhibitors are untreated or undertreated due to the undesirable side effect of increasing serum potassium.

Patiromer (RLY5016 for Oral Suspension) is a high capacity non-absorbed oral potassium binder being developed for the treatment of hyperkalemia. Relypsa has completed several clinical trials of patiromer that have demonstrated the preliminary efficacy, safety and tolerability of patiromer in patients with hyperkalemia.

About Relypsa, Inc.

Relypsa, Inc. is a privately held pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of non-absorbed polymeric drugs to treat disorders in the areas of renal, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Enrollment of the company’s two-part pivotal Phase 3 trial of its lead product candidate, patiromer, for the treatment of hyperkalemia, a life-threatening condition defined as abnormally elevated levels of potassium in the blood, has been completed. The first part of this trial met both the primary and secondary endpoints, with the results being both statistically significant and clinically meaningful. Primary endpoint results from the second part of this trial are expected to be reported in the fourth quarter of 2013. Relypsa has global royalty-free commercialization rights to patiromer and intellectual property protection in the U.S. until at least 2030. More information is available at http://www.relypsa.com.

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Butler, John P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Butler, John P. [MC1986]

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JNEWS: Hogan, Patrick [MC1986] VP of Electric Operations Asset Management PGE


September 19, 2013, 8:17 p.m. ET
PG&E Appoints Three New Vice Presidents Within Gas And Electric Operations

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept.19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that its Board of Directors appointed Barry Anderson as Vice President of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Patrick Hogan as Vice President of Electric Operations Asset Management and Mallik Angalakudati as Vice President of Financial and Resource Management in Gas Operations.

“Barry, Patrick and Mallik have outstanding track records at several of America’s leading utilities,” said Tony Earley, Chairman, CEO and President of PG&E Corporation. “We look forward to their many contributions at PG&E as we continue to strengthen our organization and ensure that we are providing safe, reliable and affordable service to our customers.”

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As Vice President of Electric Operations Asset Management, Hogan will be responsible for all aspects of PG&E’s asset investment and reliability strategies, including the implementation of industry best practices in controls, systems and standards.

Hogan comes to PG&E from British Columbia Hydro where he served as vice president of engineering and design for electric transmission and distribution systems. He also previously served as senior vice president of electric distribution asset management for National Grid. In these roles Hogan oversaw electric system planning and reliability, engineering standards, maintenance policies, and research development and deployment functions. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, and his MBA from Hofstra University. Hogan replaces PG&E’s retiring vice president of Asset Management, Placido “P.J.” Martinez.

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/ and http://www.pgecurrents.com.

SOURCE Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

/CONTACT: PG&E Corporate Relations – (415) 973-5930

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Hogan, Patrick [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Patrick is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hogan, Patrick [MC1986]

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JFOUND: McGahren, John [MC1986] Partner in Morgan Lewis’s Litigation Practice


John McGahren is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Litigation Practice. Mr. McGahren focuses his practice on a variety of environmental litigation enforcement and compliance matters. He has prosecuted and defended citizen suit actions, Superfund and RCRA litigation, Clean Water and Air Act litigation, state law actions, and natural resource damage claims. Mr. McGahren frequently represents clients on commercial litigation, products liability, toxic tort, and government contract claims and provides counsel on both federal and state regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. McGahren was the managing partner of the New Jersey office of another international law firm and previously served as an environmental department chair of another major international law firm. He also served previously as a licensed professional engineer in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region II Superfund program, working on sites in New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico.

Mr. McGahren is active in the community and has served as a trustee of Essex County Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, as well as on the board of directors of NJ Law and Education Empowerment Project, which empowers urban youth from underserved neighborhoods in northern New Jersey to perform at high academic levels. His other charitable endeavors include the New Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Inc., Habitat for Humanity, Lawyers Asylum Program, and The Heifer Society. He is also a District of New Jersey federal mediator and a New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Mediation Program state mediator.

Mr. McGahren earned his J.D. from New York Law School in 1990. He earned his M.S. and B.S., magna cum laude, in civil and environmental engineering, from Manhattan College in 1986.

Mr. McGahren is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia and before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, and Federal Circuits; and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

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McGahren, John [MC1986] 

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