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Blank Rome Welcomes New Commercial Litigation Associate in Pittsburgh

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Shawna J. English has joined the Firm’s Pittsburgh office as an associate in the Commercial Litigation group, further adding to the group’s significant expansion this year with the notable additions of Partner Andrew K. Fletcher, Of Counsel Richard M. Weibley, and Associate Kevin M. Eddy in the Pittsburgh office, as well as Partner Charles S. Marion and Of Counsel James T. Giles, former chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in the Philadelphia office.

Shawna joins Blank Rome from McGuireWoods LLP, and she previously clerked for the Honorable Cathy Bissoon of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Shawna represents corporate clients in all aspects of litigation in the financial services, retail, and energy industries. She has experience handling complex disputes in a wide range of matters, including contracts, restrictive covenants, consumer protection statutes, employment, and class actions. She also maintains a strong pro bono practice, with a focus on federal civil rights litigation.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Shawna earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.S. in Management from Pennsylvania State University.