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ECKERT SEAMANS: Eckert Seamans welcomes associates Brian Haney, Randa Lewis, and Danielle Scalise to Pittsburgh office

By Press release submission | Nov 16, 2018


Eckert Seamans issued the following announcement on Nov. 5.

Eckert Seamans is pleased to welcome associates Brian S. Haney, Randa M. Lewis, and Danielle M. Scalise to the firm’s Pittsburgh office.

Brian Haney

Haney focuses his practice in the area of commercial litigation. Since joining Eckert Seamans, he served as the lead author of the Autonomous Vehicle Legislative Survey, a comprehensive legislative survey of autonomous vehicle law in the United States.

Haney earned his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2018 and his B.A. from Washington & Jefferson College in 2015. While in law school, he completed an externship with an international defense contractor and vehicle manufacturer. In that role, he identified an intellectual property issue in a popular video game, resulting in a lawsuit featured in national headlines. Additionally, Haney was a research assistant, conducting research in compliance scholarship with an emphasis on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He was also a founding member and vice president of the Notre Dame Space Law Society, hosting lectures and discussions with attorneys and executives from regulatory agencies, private industry, and NASA. In his final semester of law school, he completed an internship with a technology startup at the University of Notre Dame’s IDEA Center.

Randa Lewis

Lewis has a strong background in environmental sciences and management. She concentrates her practice in environmental compliance and litigation. She advises clients on various complex environmental regulations and statutes, assists clients with enforcement action negotiations, advises clients on administrative appeals procedures, and assists with a variety of environmental litigation matters.

Lewis earned her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 2018, her M.S. in environmental science and management (with honors) from Duquesne University in 2018, and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in both environmental biology and environmental geoscience from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2013. While in law school, she served as editor-in-chief of Joule: Duquesne Energy & Environmental Law Journal, as a summer associate at Eckert Seamans, and as a teaching assistant for legal research and writing. During her undergraduate studies, Lewis was involved with various research projects in conjunction with The Nature Conservancy and the Allegheny National Forest and presented at the Pennsylvania Academy of Science’s annual meeting. Lewis is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance, and the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals. Lewis was inducted into Beta Beta Beta, the National Biological Honors Society, and was the recipient of both the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Environment and Energy Law Section Scholarship and the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Scholarship.

Danielle Scalise

Scalise focuses her practice on a wide range of corporate and transactional matters within the firm’s Business Division. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Christine Ward of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Civil Division.

Scalise earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2018 and her B.S. in economics, summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. While attending law school, she served as editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Law, as an intern at the U.S. Department of Treasury, as a legislative research intern to United States Senator Robert P. Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, and as a summer associate at another Pittsburgh firm. She was also a finalist in the International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition in Paris, France, and the recipient of the Robert J. and Barbara A. Phelan Scholarship. She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

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