FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 05, 2016

Contact:
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
716-847-5444

PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP ELECTS TWO ATTORNEYS FROM ITS BUFFALO OFFICE TO THE FIRM’S PARTNERSHIP

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP elected two attorneys from its Buffalo office to the firm’s partnership. Jennifer A. Beckage (Litigation) and Richard J. Marinaccio (Corporate) were named partners effective January 1, 2016.

The firm extended the offer of partnership to a total of five attorneys in its Buffalo and Rochester offices, as a reflection of their hard work, dedication, firm citizenship and many accomplishments.

Ms. Beckage concentrates her practice on complex business disputes and commercial litigation involving, among other things, intellectual property, employee disloyalty, violations of non-compete agreements and other employment matters, breaches of contract, fraud matters, food product litigation, class actions, and corporate compliance with regulatory bodies. In addition, she has extensive experience with technology issues, including ediscovery, computer forensics, and social media, and has authored and presented on a variety of technology-related topics concerning discovery of electronic information in state and federal lawsuits.

Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Beckage was an owner of a technology-based company. She successfully helped lead the company through an acquisition, in which she was retained in a high-level management position. This experience allows her to bring indepth industry knowledge to her legal practice.

Mr. Marinaccio focuses his practice on international and domestic business transactions, corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, franchise law, licensing and technology transactions, and privacy matters. He is a member of the Canadian Cross Border Team.

Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, Mr. Marinaccio was a Director and Assistant General Counsel for one of the nation’s largest administrators of self-funded benefit plans.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices in New York State, Washington, D.C., and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit www.phillipslytle.com.

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