Assisted with financing
of the Susquehannah Nuclear Generating Plant for Pennsylvania Power
& Light Company and the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plants,
Mississippi, tandem generating units of the Middle South Utilities
System. (As an associate, Reid & Priest, New York 1974-77).
In 1977 joined the law
department of the Otis Elevator Company, subsidiary of United
Technologies Corporation. Managed, as inhouse staff counsel, Otis
Elevator defense dockets for elevator personal injury and unjust
imprisonment claims, working with local counsel and insurers. Also
successfully managed a major defense of a claim arising from
personal injury allegedly arising from a defective forklift truck
manufactured by former Otis subsidiary Baker Linde, in U.S. Federal
District Court, Northern District of Virginia. Served as Executive
Assistant to the President of Otis (1978).
In 1979 joined the
international legal department of Sterling Drug Incorporated. In
Canada and the U.S., its most familiar product was Bayer Aspirin,
alien property acquired during World War I through exprpropriation.
Responsible for worldwide (offshore) labeling matters. (1979-94).
participation in the Canadian royal commission inquiries over the
Ben Johnson Olympic doping scandal (1988).
suit challenging Canadian compulsory licensing legislation with
respect to a drug then under development. Collaborated with leading
Canadian IP counsel in Montreal. Also participated in
pharmaceutical industry groups negotiating with the Canadian
government as a prelude to U.S.-Canada adoption of NAFTA in
relation to protection of intellectual property interests.
In 1988 Sterling was
acquired by Eastman Kodak Co. in a friendly takeover.
In 1989 became Vice
President - Legal Affairs, Sterling International Group, with
executive responsibility for all legal matters abroad and
extraterritorial U.S. legal compliance. Supervised staff attorneys
in New York, London, Hamburg; coordinating with domestic legal
staff, foreign and domestic outside counsel, and Kodak attorneys.
In 1994 Sterling
Winthrop (as it was then known) was broken up, distributed to global
enterprises such as SmithKline Beecham, Bayer Corporation,
Elf Sanofi S.A., Nycomed (Norway; most recently
Amersham Nycomed, of the UK, in process of acquisition by
General Electric). Directed Sterling Winthrop international legal
personnel (including foreign postgraduate law candidates serving as
temporary staff) at the request of Kodak, in providing support to
transaction outside counsel (both sides) and inhouse coordination
for these transactions, i.e., due diligence, implementation, support
to parent companies.
Contributory legal services
to the following local Pennsylvania organizations:
Retired Equine Association of the
Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce,
Creek Watershed Association